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Tapper slams Trump’s hypocritical voter fraud ‘investigation’: He should start with own staff

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday blistered Donald Trump over his call for a “major investigation” into alleged voter fraud, arguing if the president wants to look into people who are registered to vote in more than one state, he should start with “his top political aide and one of his key cabinet picks.”

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump said he “will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states,” promising his administration will “strengthen up voting procedures” pending the results.

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In an interview with ABC’s David Muir to air Thursday, Trump iterated his call for an investigation, insisting it’s his “opinion” that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Wednesday, Tapper criticized Trump for his comments, referring to reports that Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon is registered to vote in New York and Florida, Trump’s Treasury Secretary pick Steven Mnuchin is registered to vote in New York and California, and Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump is registered to vote in New York and Pennsylvania.

“The White House has not provided any evidence backing up the president’s uncorroborated claim that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election,” Tapper said during Wednesday’s broadcast, adding, “that is of course because no such tangible evidence of widespread voter fraud exists.”

“It did not happen,” Tapper continued. “But it is a belief of the president’s, we are told.”

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Referring to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the investigation will “look into” California and New York, Tapper pointed out those states, “it might be observed, voted overwhelmingly against Mr. Trump.”

“One of the items the president wants investigated according to his tweets this morning, people who are registered to vote in more than one state,” Tapper said. “He might want to start that investigation by talking to his top political aide and one of his key cabinet picks who are among the many, many voters who in one day was registered in more than one state.”

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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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