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Dem lawmaker slams GOP for gutting ethics panel: ‘Is there anyone who thinks Congress is too ethical?’

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House Republicans’ secret vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday is earning a swift rebuke from political rivals, and one Democratic lawmaker absolutely nuked the GOP’s latest gambit on CNN Tuesday morning.

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) told CNN on Tuesday that he and other Democrats were “completely blindsided” by the GOP’s vote on Monday night, and he said that he was appalled that it was the very first thing they did after getting back to work this week.

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“I mean, is there any American out there who thinks Congress is too ethical?” Moulton asked incredulously. “Donald Trump and the Republicans say they are going to drain the swamp and the very first thing they do is dismantle our outside ethics watchdog!”

When asked by CNN host Alisyn Camerota why he thought the GOP would make such a move, he gave the obvious answer: That they want to get away with doing unethical things.

“I guess what they have on their agenda might run into trouble with ethics,” he said. “I don’t know what else could be the reason, but we’re going to stand up to this just like we’re going to stand up to all the things that Republicans want to do that are bad for the American people, and clearly this is getting off to a really bad start.”

Watch the whole interview below.

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Air Force admits it ‘would’t be surprised’ if they were ‘Trump Turnberry’s largest customer’

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The Air Force has not only been staying at Trump's resorts for three years, but they were also likely the largest customer of Trump's Scottish golf club.

Washington Post reporters David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell outed President Donald Trump for working his official relationship with the Saudi royal family so they'd stay at his hotels. Politico reporter Natasha Bertrand uncovered the fact that the U.S. Air Force was being used to funnel cash to the president's companies.

Trump's Turnberry resort was losing money until he was able to reroute Air Force plans to land in Scotland to refuel instead of a military base. While that might cost American taxpayers significantly more money, it was good business for the president. Now the resort is doing extremely well.

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CNN commentators laugh at GOP strategist’s pathetic rationale for why Trump’s Hispanic comments aren’t racist

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Mitch McConnell adviser and GOP strategist Scott Jennings offered a feeble defense of President Donald Trump's demand of his Hispanic adviser Steve Cortes at a rally in New Mexico that he say whether he prefers "the country or the Hispanics"

"Of course it masks racism, and he doesn't do a good job of masking it," said Democratic strategist Maria Cardona. "These comments were racist, ignorant and downright stupid. We shouldn't be surprised from what we've seen this president spew, from the moment he came down the escalator when he announced his campaign when he called Mexicans rapists and murderers and what else can we expect from this man? ... In the latest Univision/Latino Decisions poll, you have 71 percent of Latinos who said they will vote for the democratic candidate. 15 percent maybe will vote for Trump. He's in dire straits for Latinos."

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‘Lewandowski gave the House what they needed for articles of impeachment for Trump’: Ex-Republican official

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Corey Lewandowski gave Democrats what they needed to file articles of impeachment; a former Republican member of Congress confessed on MSNBC Tuesday.

During his hearing, Lewandowski admitted that President Donald Trump instructed him to obstruct justice. Lewandowski tried to claim that it's clear there was no obstruction because he went to the beach with his children instead. In fact, he sold out Trump for conspiring to obstruct justice and attempting to obstruct justice.

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