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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Trump: If I’m Impeached, ‘People Will Revolt’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

With Democrats now taking over the House, and new revelations from the prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s inner circle coming out by the day, talk is inevitably turning toward the possibility the president could be impeached before his term is out.

But Trump himself insists he’s not worried about that in a new interview with Reuters in the Oval Office.

“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump said. “I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened,” he said.…

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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Want Trump’s Border Wall

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump has been threatening to shut down the government over his deluded fantasy of building a 30-foot concrete border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Most Americans (57 percent) don’t want to see the government shut down because of the wall, according to a new poll. Even more Americans (69 percent) don’t think the wall should be an immediate priority for Congress in the first place.

Trump probably knows deep down that he’s not going to get what he wants, and he’s not happy about it.

So before meeting with Democratic leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding (or lack thereof) for the wall, Trump threw a tantrum on Twitter.…

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House GOP Leader Defends Trump On Russia

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who will be the Republican Party’s minority leader in the new Congress, appeared on Fox News to bolster the cover-up of the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia.

McCarthy was on the network to promote the agenda of House Republicans, who have wasted their final days in the majority by continuing to pursue fruitless attacks on Hillary Clinton and her emails.

And when asked to respond to evidence that multiple Russian operatives made contact with at least 14 members of the Trump campaign, McCarthy was dismissive and protective of Trump.

“If you’re in an international city, people interact with a lot of individuals,” McCarthy said.…

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