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Manchin: Hunter Biden Would Be “Relevant” Witness

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he believes Hunter Biden is a relevant witness in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, adding that it could be an opportunity for Biden to clear himself. The state of play: Senate Democrats and Republicans are jockeying over whether to call witnesses — and, if so, who would take …

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FBI Probes Shadowy Figure In Yovanovitch Stalking

NBC News reports: The Dutch man who claimed to have Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance when she was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has been masquerading as a U.S. federal law enforcement officer and told people he was starting a tech company that could track movements electronically, according to interviews and documents obtained by NBC News. And despite saying he had …

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Glorious Leader Unleashes Wild Tirade Against Bolton

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump went after former National Security Advisor John Bolton on Twitter Wednesday morning, demeaning the former U.N. Ambassador in his signature insult comic way. Depending on whose story you chose to believe, Bolton was either resigned or was fired in August of 2019. Trump made clear in his latest Twitter missive that Bolton was …

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Trump Allies Hand Out Cash In Black Communities

Politico reports: Allies of Donald Trump have begun holding events in black communities where organizers lavish praise on the president as they hand out tens of thousands of dollars to lucky attendees. The first giveaway took place last month in Cleveland, where recipients whose winning tickets were drawn from a bin landed cash gifts in increments of several hundred dollars, …

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Feinstein “Misunderstood” In LA Times “Acquittal” Piece

The Los Angeles Times reports: Just after President Trump’s defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California became the first Democrat to suggest that she could vote to acquit him despite serious concerns about his character. “Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the …

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2020 Federal Budget Deficit Forecast To Top $1 Trillion

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government’s budget deficit is projected to reach $1.02 trillion in 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, as the federal government continues to spend much more than it collects in tax revenue. A combination of the 2017 tax cuts and a surge in new spending has pushed the …

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Pardoned War Criminal Navy SEAL Posts FB Video In Attempt To Dox Fellow SEALs Who Testified In His Trial

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: The retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June. In a three-minute video posted to his Facebook page and Instagram account Monday, retired Chief Special …

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Glorious Leader Rages Against “Pathetic” Fox News

Glorious Leader is off to a roaring start today: President Donald Trump attacked Fox News on Tuesday for “trying to be so politically correct by loading the airwaves with Democrats.” In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump singled out Fox News host Chris Wallace and Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-MD) appearances on the network. Really pathetic how @FoxNews is …

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MAGA Sycophants Lament Loss Of DC Safe Space

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., went up for sale this month, with bids to take up the president’s 60-year lease on the federally owned Old Post Office due last Thursday. But while the winning bidder’s plans for the hotel likely won’t be known for a while, MAGA activists are already mourning the expected loss of …

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Schiff: Trump’s Tweets Are Intended To Threaten Me

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will pay a “price” for his role in the impeachment saga. “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man,” Trump tweeted. “He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!” The president posted …

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GOP Eyes Quick Acquittal If Move For Witnesses Fails

Politico reports: Senate GOP leaders are strongly considering a move to quickly end President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next week if a motion to call additional witnesses is defeated, according to three top Republican senators. The Republican strategy — which is still fluid — could mean senators have limited time between key procedural votes and the final vote on whether …

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Veterans Group “Expects An Apology” From Trump

From the Veterans Of Foreign Wars: In light of the announcement from the Defense Department that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries [TBI] as a result of Iran’s retaliatory strike and President Trump’s remarks which minimized these troops’ injuries, the Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter. TBI is a serious injury and one that …

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US House Managers Deliver 28,578-Page Trial Record: “The Mountain Of Evidence Of Impeachable Offenses”

Just in from the House Judiciary Democratic Press: Today, Managers for the U.S. House of Representatives filed a 28,578-page trial record with the Secretary of the Senate for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The trial record serves as the evidentiary foundation informing the Senate impeachment trial and provides a permanent accounting to the Senate and the public of …

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Maher: What’s The Plan If Trump Won’t Leave? [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Comic and political pundit Bill Maher asked an almost unimaginable question about the prospect of President Donald Trump refusing to leave office if he’s defeated in November: “What’s the plan?” On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time, Maher concluded his “New Rules” segment by once again raising the alarm about the possibility — or probability, as Maher …

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Raging Trump Hurls Typical Infantile Insults At Dems

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday morning encouraged his followers on Twitter to watch his lawyers present his defense in the impeachment trial beginning at 10 a.m. Trump encouraged people to watch the proceedings on Fox News and One America News, while jabbing at CNN as “fake news” and apparently mocking MSNBC as “MSDNC” – a likely reference to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s Legal Team Opens Defense Case

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyers will begin to make their case in his defense on Saturday as the Senate impeachment trial concludes its first week of arguments. The defense phase of the trial follows three days of arguments against the president from House impeachment managers. Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Friday that Saturday’s arguments, which are expected …

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Space Force Logo Boldly Goes To Copyright Violation

CNN reports: President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before. Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the “Star Trek” Starfleet Starship duty insignia. A Space …

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Trump May Dodge “Biased” 2020 Presidential Debates

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s campaign is considering only participating in general election debates if an outside firm serves as the host, and his advisers recently sat down with the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates to complain about the debates it hosted in 2016. The Dec. 19 meeting between Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., a prominent Republican and co-chairman …

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POLL: 66% Say Senate Trial Should Have Witnesses

ABC News reports: Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the U.S. Senate should call new witnesses at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and the public is divided on his removal from office – even as Trump’s approval rating has rallied to match his career high. Forty-four percent now approve of Trump’s performance in office; 51% disapprove, …

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Pentagon: 34 US Troops Have Traumatic Brain Injuries From Airstrike, Trump Dismissed Injuries As Headaches

Reuters reports: The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that eight service members who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States. From the military site Task & …

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