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Pentagon Objects To Turkey’s “Incursion” Into Syria

Via press release from the Pentagon: Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar spoke by phone where they discussed the situation in northeast Syria. Secretary Esper made it clear that the United States opposes Turkey’s uncoordinated actions as they place at risk the progress made by the Defeat-ISIS Coalition. While the Secretary reaffirmed …

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Trump Attacks Somali Refugees At Minneapolis Rally

The Washington Post reports: For roughly six minutes Thursday night, President Trump predictably singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during his campaign rally in her home district of Minneapolis. As photos of Omar wearing a headscarf flashed across jumbo screens at the Target Center in the city, Trump ramped up his broadsides against the freshman lawmaker, slamming her as an …

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Retiring GOP Rep No Longer Supports Glorious Leader

Politico reports: Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Turkey border, calling the move “despicable.” The Illinois Republican told St. Louis radio station KMOX on Thursday that after he learned about the withdrawal, he told his own chief of staff to “pull my name off …

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PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: 52% Back Impeachment

PBS NewsHour reports: A majority of Americans back House Democrats’ impeachment investigation into President Trump, according to a new poll, the latest in a series of surveys showing rising support for the congressional inquiry. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday finds that 52 percent of Americans support the House formally launching the inquiry, while 43 percent disapprove. The poll found …

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George Conway: Trump’s Closest Aides Should Resign

Politico reports: Conservative attorney George Conway encouraged President Donald Trump’s closest aides in the West Wing to resign, specifically swiping at White House counsel Pat Cipollone for his response to House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. “If you can’t have a positive effect on him, and I don’t think anybody can, yeah,” Conway told Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the …

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Trump: Fox Polls Suck But “Oh Well, I’m President”

Yesterday morning Glorious Leader claimed that “only 25 percent” want him impeached, slicing the real number from several polls by more than half. A few hours later Fox News issued its own impeachment poll showing that 51% of voters not only want him impeached, they want him shitcanned. Just now, predictably, the Shitgibbon-In-Chief raged that he’s never gotten a “good” …

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Eric Trump: If I Ever Profited From My Father’s Position, The Democrats’ Heads Would Totally Explode [VIDEO]

Transcript via Media Matters: SEAN HANNITY: Eric, let’s play the game. Let’s play — alright, let’s give your dad a demotion, I know he won’t like it, but let’s just say, Biden, we’ll change his name to Vice President Trump. ERIC TRUMP: He’s not going to like that. SEAN HANNITY: And we’ll turn Hunter Biden’s name into Eric Trump. Okay, …

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Top Conservatives Call For “Expeditious” Impeachment

The Washington Post reports: More than a dozen prominent conservative lawyers, including George T. Conway III, offered their legal reasoning for an “expeditious” impeachment probe into President Trump, creating a document they hope will be read by Republicans who continue to stand by the president. The 16 attorneys, many of whom worked in Republican administrations, wrote in a joint statement …

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Erdogan Threatens To Bury Europe With Refugees

Reuters reports: The president of Turkey has threatened to “open the doors” and send three million refugees to Europe if the European Union condemns his invasion of Syria as an occupation. The military operation has been condemned by governments around the world. Responding to the condemnation from Europe on Thursday, Erdogan said in a speech: “We will open the gates …

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Trump Shrugs Off Kurds: They Didn’t Help Us In WWII

CNBC reports: In the face of growing bipartisan anger, President Donald Trump defended his decision to allow a Turkish offensive in northern Syria by saying that the U.S.-allied Kurds — who spearheaded the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and are currently coming under Turkish attack — did not help the U.S. during World War II. “Now the Kurds …

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Fox News Poll: 51% Say Trump Should Be Shitcanned

Fox News reports: Just over half of voters want President Trump impeached and removed from office, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday. A new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office, another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and 40 percent oppose impeachment altogether. In July, 42 percent favored impeachment and removal, …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 2020 Targets Reclusive Amish

The Washington Post reports: In 2016, when more than 6 million Pennsylvanians voted in the presidential election, the state’s 20 pivotal electoral votes were decided by a margin of less than 45,000 voters. Pennsylvania is home to more than 75,000 Amish people, and most who are eligible don’t vote. For two Republican operatives, those two numbers together add up to …

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McSally Won’t Say If Trump Should Seek Foreign Help

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump was a “serious matter” but decried the “partisan bickering,” while adding the Senate Intelligence Committee would take the matter more seriously. “Every senator voted for the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into the matter in a bipartisan way,” she told 12 News KPNX. …

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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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