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GOP Allies Blame Trump For Turkish Strikes On Syria

Politico reports: Turkey’s incursion into Syria on Wednesday is prompting fresh bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s moves and more congressional threats to hamstring Turkey economically, with some Republicans calling the situation “sickening” and a “terrible mistake” by the president. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), otherwise reliable allies of Trump, both lambasted the president on Wednesday …

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Glorious Leader Lies About Impeachment Polling

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump, referring to himself in the third person (or perhaps having one of his staff speak for him), tweeted on Wednesday that only a quarter of Americans want to see him impeached. According to a Washington Post/Schar School poll that was released earlier this week, a majority of Americans — 58 percent, in fact …

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WH Minders Beg Trump: Shut Up About Impeachment

The Daily Beast reports: Inside the White House, there has been an effort to get Trump to play the role that Clinton did to great effect two decades ago: a president appearing unburdened by the impeachment drama unfolding around him as he focuses on the other tasks of governance. Over the past few weeks, Trump has made speeches touting border …

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Jimmy Carter To Trump: “Tell The Truth For A Change”

NBC News reports: Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of stonewalling by preventing administration officials from testifying before the House impeachment inquiry. “My advice to him would be to tell the truth, I think, for a change,” Carter told MSNBC. “And also to cut back on his Twitter feeds and give the House of Representatives and …

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Fox & Friends Host: The WH Strategy For Impeachment Is “Minimum Cooperation, Maximum Confrontation”

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade today reported how a team of GOP congressional members, including Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows, visited the White House. “Mr. President, you have to tell us what you are doing,” they ostensibly asked Trump, and also according to Kilmeade “they pledged to have better communication.” After Kilmeade noted how “right …

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Trump 2020 Pours Millions Into FB Impeachment Ads

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign has poured millions of ad dollars into issues that resonate with his base. Immigration was the driver. Now, it’s impeachment. Why it matters: This is a stark reflection of Trump’s fight-like-hell gambit. The big picture: It’s not just Trump — this is a party-wide effort to cash in. The House and Senate Republican committees are …

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Graham: Trump Risks His Presidency With Syria Move

Axios reports: In an interview with Axios on Tuesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) condemned President Trump in his harshest language yet for deciding to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting Trump is violating his oath of office by allowing Turkey to move in and attack the Kurds. Driving the news: Graham said Trump is making the biggest mistake …

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Trump Enlists Benghazi Gowdy For Impeachment Team

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has enlisted former Representative Trey Gowdy to work with the White House team combating the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into the president, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Gowdy, a former prosecutor from South Carolina, is not formally joining the White House staff, according to the people. Gowdy rose to prominence leading a special …

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USDA Launches Pro-Trump Propaganda Podcast

Media Matters reports: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched a new podcast, and the first episode was largely devoted to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue heaping praise on President Donald Trump with the help of former White House press secretary and current Fox News contributor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. During the 20-plus-minute podcast, Perdue and Sanders spent much of their …

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Minneapolis Mayor Hits Back At Trump: I’m Busy Doing Important Things And Not Tweeting Garbage [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I’m not one that gets overly excited about Twitter back-and-forth,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday, saying that Trump’s tweets blasting him were a “little bit of a surprise.” “I wake up every single morning with not a lot of time on my hands because I’m doing things like filling potholes and making sure our city has …

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SCOTLAND: Trump Golf Resort Has Now Lost $52M

The Scotsman reports: Losses at Donald Trump’s flagship Scottish golf resort have more than doubled to £10m, marking the fifth consecutive year under his ownership it has failed to turn a profit, newly published accounts show. The US president’s Turnberry resort ran up losses of more than £10.7m last year, meaning that since he took over the historic property in …

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Trump Pushes For Polygraphs To Find WH Leakers

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has compared White House leakers with spies and mused obliquely to other officials about executing them. He’s attacked reporters by name. He rails frequently against media accounts of his administration, dismissing them as “fake news.” But privately, the president is so obsessed with the leaks about him that he has frequently discussed whether to order …

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Bipartisan Senate Report: Russia Helped Trump In 2016

The Washington Post reports: A bipartisan panel of U.S. senators Tuesday called for sweeping action by Congress, the White House and Silicon Valley to ensure social-media sites aren’t used to interfere in the coming presidential election, delivering a sobering assessment about the weaknesses that Russian operatives exploited in the 2016 campaign. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating foreign …

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Turkey Won’t Bow To Trump’s Threat To Wreck Economy

The Associated Press reports: Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump’s warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into northeastern Syria. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish …

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Trump Rants: “Dump Lightweight” Minneapolis Mayor

CBS News Minneapolis reports: President Donald Trump and his campaign are unhappy about a $530,000 fee associated with his upcoming visit to Minneapolis on Thursday. On Monday, the Trump campaign issued a statement blasting the fee, saying “The radical leftist mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign …

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NEW POLL: 58% Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

The Hill reports: A majority of respondents in a new poll supports the impeachment inquiry into President Trump while almost half back his removal from office. The Washington Post-Schar School poll released early Tuesday found that 58 percent say the House was correct to launch the inquiry, compared to 38 percent who disagreed. Almost half – 49 percent – said …

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Why Pelosi Doesn’t Want An Impeachment Resolution

The Los Angeles Times reports: Beneath the heated argument of whether the House should have a formal resolution to open an impeachment inquiry is a potential benefit for Republicans, if they can force a vote: the chance to subpoena their own witnesses and information. In both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment inquiry resolutions, the minority party on the investigating committee …

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Trump Wants To Pull Out Of 34-Nation Treaty Allowing US And Allies To Monitor Russian Military Deployments

The Week reports: On Monday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) released a letter to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien expressing his deep concern about “reports that the Trump administration is withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty” and urging the administration to abandon “such a reckless action.” The treaty, in force since 2002 with 34 nations as signatories, …

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Trump Org Bars Anti-Muslim Group’s Mar-A-Lago Gala

The Miami Herald reports: The anti-Muslim organization ACT for America, whose founder once wrote that terrorists attacks represent the “purest form of what the Prophet Mohammed created,” will have to find another venue for its planned Nov. 7 gala — President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is yanking the welcome mat. “This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” …

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Rand Paul Is Lone GOP Voice Backing Trump On Syria

Because of course he does: Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News today to express support for the president’s move. Neil Cavuto said, “A lot of people in your own party — Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Nikki Haley, and on and on and on — say this is a tragedy, it’s a bad move, it emboldens our enemies.” …

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