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Trump advocate suggests replacing Obamacare with ‘federalism’ program that sounds just like Obamacare

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Appearing on MSNBC, one of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters joined with the candidate to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, only to offer a vague suggestion to replace it with “federalism.”

The Obama Administration has spent the day defending Obamacare after it was revealed that premiums would rise next year, causing Trump and his spokespeople to raise it as a campaign issue in an effort to stem his decline in the polls.

Trump advocate Steve Cortes was dispatched to MSNBC to talk about Obamacare, but came armed with only the vaguest of suggestions should it be repealed.

Pressed by host Steve Kornacki to defend Trump’s comments to “scrap the whole thing,” Cortes took a stab at what might replace it under a Trump presidency.

“You’re giving me the repeal argument,” Kornacki asked. “You said ‘repeal and replace.’ What do you replace it with?”

“Right, great question,” Cortes replied.” We replace it with federalism. Federalism works. The same thing we want for school choice, by the way, where we go to empower minority children and poor children of any color to go to the schools of their choice and not be trapped within often failing public school systems — similarly in insurance. In health insurance. We want the states to be free to experiment, to be laboratories of democracy and they at the local and state level can decide what works best.”

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In fact, Obamacare provides subsidies at the federal level and allows consumers to use those to shop for the best insurance policy through state exchanges, with the federal government managing the exchanges in half of the states.

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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2020 Election

Trump ‘shirking his duty to protect the country’ by ignoring Russia election threat: Ex-CIA agent

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Ex-CIA agent Evan McMullin told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was "shirking his duty to protect the country" by ignoring the fact that Russia plans to attack the 2020 election.

"He's shirking his responsibility to protect the country," McMullin said. "We are in a new era of information warfare."

"Countries can be defeated without a shot being fired," he went on. "We just learned from the Mueller report that the president was aware that we were undergoing, as a country, an information warfare attack during 2016. He sought to benefit from it."

"A lot of times we say 'look, the president's ego is wounded' when we talk about how the Russians attacked us, and may have helped him get elected," McMullin continued. "But I actually think that we are a little naive to buy into that narrative. I think that is a fig leaf for the president. How can we ignore that this president barely won the electoral college?"

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White House made it clear they were ‘trying to hide’ evidence from Mueller: Omarosa

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Omarosa Manigault, former political aide to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC Wednesday that the while the White House never "directly" ordered her to destroy documents related to the Mueller report, they made it quite clear they were "trying to hide" evidence.

"He wants to run out the clock," Manigault said. "He thinks he can run down the clock and that people will stop being concerned about it. We should really not just focus about what he is telling people to do or say, but how he's asked people to destroy documents, to destroy e-mails, in my case two boxes of campaign-related materials that the White House still has in their possession, that they claim they don't have or don't know what happened to it."

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