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After some reported wavering over the weekend, Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence is back on the Trump Train — and he’s apparently bringing a higher power with him.

Speaking at a campaign event in North Carolina on Monday, Pence talked about how his Christian faith has taught him to forgive people such as Donald Trump when they err, as Trump did when he talked about grabbing women “by the pussy” in a leaked tape.

“My faith informs me that we’re to hold up a Godly standard,” Pence said. “But it also informs me that we all fall short. We all fall short of the glory of God. There’s no one righteous, other than The One. As I said last weekend, I don’t condone what was said, and I spoke out against it. But the other part of my faith is I believe in grace. I’ve received it. I’ve believed in it… Last night, my running mate, he showed the American people what was in his heart.”

Apparently, Trump’s “heart” told him to hold a press conference with women who in the past have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment or assault, but Pence didn’t bring this up. Instead, he talked about the part of Trump’s “heart” that said he apologized.

“He showed humility to the American people,” Pence said. “And then he fought back and turned the focus to the choice that we face, and I am proud to stand with Donald Trump.”

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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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Elections 2016

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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