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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

#EndorseThis: If Trump Won’t Pardon Himself Why Threaten To Do It?

We can do a lot of things here at National Memo, but one thing we can’t always control are the titles of YouTube vids. Today’s featured #EndorseThis clip has a silly “clickbait” title, “Stephen Colbert Ends Trump’s Presidency.” Regretfully, Backbone doesn’t have that kind of power over the White House. But that doesn’t mean he can’t fight the guy in charge.

In Colbert’s pre-July 4th monologue, he recaps how President Trump has once again asserted power to pardon anyone, including himself, for any crime. The comedian points out that if Trump has no intention of pardoning himself in the Russia investigation (as his supporters claim) then he would have no cause to continue to threaten it.…

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Trump Hires Impeachment Counsel Only Weeks After Calling Idea ‘Fake News’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com.

Trump called it “fake news” when The New York Times reported he was in talks to hire Emmet Flood, a lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings.

But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb’s retirement was announced that morning in a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And the Times reported that Trump has indeed decided to hire Flood to replace him.

In mid-March, Trump lashed out at the Times and reporter Maggie Haberman for reporting that this exact move was in the works.…

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