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Russian hackers posting Republican campaign emails might mean the GOP was hacked too

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The site that initially posted the hacked emails of the Democratic National Committee has now released a small batch of emails from Republican staff and campaigns.

According to The Hill, the site DCLeaks shows a multitude of fundraising solicitations, RSVPs to events, everyday coordination between campaigns and state parties and replies from people on the list to the campaign accounts. It also shows some from the short-lived Lindsey Graham for President efforts in 2015.

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One person replied to a Stop Hillary PAC prospecting email that went to Democrats, “Don’t the Republicans have a majority in Congress? Isn’t John Boehner a Republican? What is the problem that you need my $36 to help you fight back.”

While the batch of emails seems largely uninteresting and far from earth-shattering, the fact that any Republican campaign emails are being released at all might be foreshadowing a future release that contains more controversial communications.

At least one Republican critical of Democrats will be eating his words. The Hill cites former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee who mocked Democrats just a few weeks ago. “What is it with Democrats that they can’t maintain basic email security?” he wrote. “The DCCC has hired a cyber security expert (Hint to Democrats: hire one of those BEFORE you’re hacked).”

The Daily Beast reported in July that according to researchers Guccifer 2.0 is working for the Russian government, though DCLeaks claims to be American activists.

The Republican National Committee has yet to comment or confirm the validity of the emails.

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Conservative attorney dismantles GOP arguments against impeachment: ‘Trump’s abuse threatens your freedom’

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A conservative attorney knocked down Republican arguments against impeachment one by one in a viral tweet, and urged others to support the removal President Donald Trump.

Bryan Gividen, an appellate attorney from Dallas, touted his conservative bona fides by describing himself as a "pro-religious liberty, pro-life, would snort Cocaine Mitch’s judicial confirmations" if he could -- but still said he supports Trump's impeachment.

"At this point, there is no question that President Trump directed U.S. officials to withhold security funding to the Ukraine so Ukraine would investigate the Bidens," Gividen began. "That is the kind of abuse of the President’s authority we should not tolerate."

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Trump turns bizarre handwritten notes into all-caps Twitter rage spasm: ‘I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO!’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote down his impeachment inquiry talking points in sharpie marker.

While leaving the White House for a visit to Texas, Trump read his notes to reporters, but refused to take questions.

During the flight, Trump then tweeted out his notes to his 66.9 million Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1197200696044654593

....”I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO! TELL PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!” Later, Ambassador Sondland said that I told him, “Good, go tell the truth!” This Witch Hunt must end NOW. So bad for our Country!

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GOP senators lob out excuses to avoid watching impeachment hearings: ‘Took my kid to school’

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European ambassador Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony sent shock waves through Washington D.C. on Wednesday -- but they seemingly weren't felt by Republican senators.

Per CNN's Michael Warren, multiple GOP senators said on Wednesday that they were not watching Sondland's testimony, which directly implicated President Donald Trump in a quid-pro-quo scheme with Ukraine.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), for example, said that he "took my kid to school" instead of watching Sondland, while Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he was busy "chairing my own hearing."

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