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Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Russia remarks a ‘disqualifying event’

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Carl Bernstein — half of the Washington Post team that exposed the Watergate scandal in the 1970s — said on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks regarding Russian hackers attacking rival Hillary Clinton should effectively put an end to his presidential run.

The Hill reported that Bernstein said on CNN, “Today we have reached a tipping point in this election. This is a disqualifying event for a president of the United States.”

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At a rambling 45-minute press conference on Wednesday, Trump responded to questions about Russian intelligence operatives hacking the Democratic National Committee’s servers by saying, “If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.”

“Russia, if you’re listening,” he continued, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

In short, he is calling for Russian hackers to dig up incriminating opposition research on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a first in U.S. politics so far as anyone has been able to determine.

Bernstein said, “It ought to be apparent to all, and the Democrats should be able to make the case, that he is manifestly unsuited to be the president of the United States because of his recklessness with the national security.”


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Ivanka Trump wants to be the ‘first female president’ — but there’s one major obstacle

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Ivanka Trump is harboring political ambitions after she leaves the White House after her father's election loss.

It's not clear where President Donald Trump's eldest daughter will live, along with her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner, but their former friends, colleagues and associates believe Ivanka Trump will try to build up her influence in the Republican Party, reported the Washington Post.

“I think she’d want to be the [first] female president,” said Marissa Velez Kraxberger, a film producer who worked for Ivanka for two years at her now-defunct company. “I don’t think she’s actually ever had any interest in fashion but everything was an angle to gain more power in whatever possible way.”

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GOP senator knows Trump lost but thinks it would be ‘political suicide’ to admit it: report

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is still spouting conspiracy theories about the election being "stolen" from President Donald Trump -- but according to one former Wisconsin Republican official, Johnson understands that Trump lost.

Mark Becker, the former Chairman of the Brown County Republican Party, writes at The Bulwark that he had a conversation with Johnson after the election in which the senator acknowledged Trump's defeat.

However, Johnson said that he was loath to admit it publicly because of the strong support the president had received from Wisconsin GOP voters, despite the fact that the president narrowly lost the state this year.

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‘Dumbest senator ever’: Morning Joe mocks Republican Ron Johnson

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for demanding proof of something that doesn't exist.

Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice had found no evidence of voter fraud, as President Donald Trump has claimed, and Johnson called on Barr to "show everybody" the proof that the election had not been stolen.

"The man Guinness Book of World Records has called the dumbest senator to ever be sworn in in this constitutional republic," Scarborough said. "I'm speaking, of course, of Ron Johnson, who said that William Barr must show his evidence that he has no evidence."

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