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House Democrats To Pick Apart Trump’s Finances

Axios reports: House Democratic leaders worry impeachment proceedings against President Trump could backfire if they move too fast. They plan to pursue a slow-bleed strategy with lengthy public hearings and scores of witnesses to methodically pick apart Trump’s finances and presidency. In an investigation being coordinated among six to eight House committees, Trump will essentially be on public trial for …

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Fox News Spiked 2016 Stormy Story To Help Trump

Raw Story reports: An explosive new report from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer claims that Fox News spiked a story about Donald Trump paying off former adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election because it didn’t want to hurt his candidacy. According to Mayer’s sources, reporter Diana Falzone had obtained documentation showing that former Trump “fixer” had …

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Roger Stone Appears To Break Judge’s Gag Order

CNBC reports: Roger Stone on Sunday suggested he has been “framed” by special counsel Robert Mueller in an Instagram post that appeared to run afoul of a judge’s barely week-old gag order barring President Donald Trump’s longtime friend from criticizing the prosecutors in the criminal case against him. Stone deleted the only image in that multi-image post that included “Who …

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Trump Blames Failed Nuke Talks On Cohen Hearing

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats’ decision to interview his former lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong-un for the fact that the North Korea summit ended with no deal. Last week in Hanoi, Trump and Kim met for the second time to try to negotiate a deal that would surrender …

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Rand Paul Opposes Trump’s “Emergency” Declaration

The New York Times reports: Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said on Sunday night that he would support a resolution that would overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, appearing to provide the crucial vote needed for the Senate to pass the measure. “I stand with the president often, and I do so with …

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Schiff: We Already Have Direct Evidence Of Collusion

“I think there is direct evidence in the emails from the Russians through their intermediary offering dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of what is described in writing as the Russian government effort to help elect Donald Trump. They offer that dirt. There is an acceptance of that offer in writing form the president’s son, Don Jr., and there is …

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Trump: “I’m An Innocent Man Being Persecuted”

Deadstate reports: Fresh off a long day and successful speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Commander-in-Tweet continued this morning with Cohen attacks begun last night. That’s no doubt prompted by the Sunday morning news shows, which have focused relentlessly on Cohen’s testimony last week before the House Oversight Committee. After more than two years of Presidential Harassment, the …

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Ivanka Trump: Being Me Is The World’s Hardest Job

“The press seems to think it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given. As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.” – Ivanka Trump, speaking last night at the annual Gridiron Dinner, which features roasts of DC figures and political comedy skits. More from the …

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Trump Vows Executive Order That Would Block Federal Funds For Colleges That Don’t Enable Far-Right Speech

USA Today reports: Trump invited onto the CPAC stage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist punched on the University of California at Berkeley’s campus last month. Praising Williams for “taking a hard punch in the face for all of us,” Trump urged Williams to sue his attacker, the college and possibly the state of California. “He’s going to be a very …

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Trump Again Rages About Mystery Cohen Manuscript

Mediaite reports: On Saturday night, President Donald Trump insisted on Twitter that a manuscript by Michael Cohen was “just released.” He also suggested that the same manuscript would show Cohen’s “testimony was a total lie.” Yet, here’s the rub. It seems the manuscript that Trump wants politicians and pundits to believe over Cohen’s testimony may not even exist and certainly …

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Lawmakers Press Cohen On Talks About Pardons

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers are investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons — which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice, people familiar with the matter said. Cohen has said publicly he never asked for — and would not accept …

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SNL Tears Into Michael Cohen Hearing [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Saturday Night Live fired up this weekend’s cold open by taking on Michael Cohen’s jaw-dropping testimony earlier this week before members of the House. Ben Stiller returned to SNL as Cohen, and arrived with a statement for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he admitted was polished by Hollywood writers. Former SNL regular and current Barry …

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Trump Elicits “Lock Her Up” Chants At CPAC [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The president lamented that he couldn’t joke without upsetting the media while facetiously reiterating his past comments inviting Russia to find Clinton’s deleted emails. “I’ve learned, because with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience,” he said. “If you say something like ‘Russia, please if you can, …

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Russian State TV Mocks Failed North Korea Summit

The Hill reports: Russian state-run media reportedly mocked the sudden collapse of talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. “It ended so badly the sides even avoided signing any joint agreement,” one host said, according to a translation reported by CNN. “Crafty Kim Jong Un was ready for some concessions, but not the ones …

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Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Gravely Ill With Cancer

The Forward reports: Billionaire casino magnate and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is being treated for cancer. Adelson, 85, has been out of his office since late December due to side-effects from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A lawyer representing one of Adelson’s casinos referred to his health as “dire” in court today. Adelson is worth $39 billion, according to the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Glorious Leader Speaks At CPAC 2019

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Trump has spoken at the annual gathering of grassroots conservatives, also known as CPAC, multiple times, including in 2011 when he raised the possibility of running for office in the 2012 presidential election. “And I can tell you this, if I run and if I …

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Trump: My Golf Resort Is Good For Diplomacy With UK

The Week reports: President Trump started his Saturday on Twitter with an announcement that his golf course in Scotland is super nice and also totally great for America’s ties with the United Kingdom. The immediate context of Trump’s tweet is his loss of a 2015 court battle with Scotland over plans for a new offshore wind farm. Trump unsuccessfully sought …

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Stone Judge Wants Explanation About Coming Book

Bloomberg reports: Roger Stone has more explaining to do. In a brief court order Friday, the judge overseeing Stone’s criminal case asked lawyers for the longtime adviser to President Donald Trump why she wasn’t told about the “imminent general release” of a book Stone appears to be involved with. Just eight days ago, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson reprimanded …

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CPAC Attendees Fear Biden More Than Any 2020 Dem

Reuters reports: They’re confident Donald Trump will win a second term, but many attendees of the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists agreed that Joe Biden poses the greatest threat to the president in 2020. Grassroots activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference repeatedly invoked the former Democratic vice president when asked who would be the most formidable challenger …

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House Dems May Call Hannity To Testify About Cohen

CNN reports: Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline, who chairs the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, said that Sean Hannity’s latest comments suggest he has information about hush money payments made by Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to keep the then-presidential candidate’s alleged extramarital affairs quiet in the days before the 2016 election. Trump later reimbursed Cohen for those payments. …

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