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REVEALED: Trump administration scuttled State Department’s Holocaust statement that mentioned Jews

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President Donald Trump delivered a statement on International Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday that received backlash for not mentioning the Jewish people. While white supremacist leader Richard Spencer praised the statement as a “de-Judification” of the Holocaust, many including Sen. Tim Kaine and former Hillary Clinton runningmate slammed it as “Holocaust denial.

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State Department officials drafted their own statement last month that mentioned the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, but the White House moved forward with its own version, according to people familiar with the process who spoke with Politico.

They noted that the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues had written up a statement that commemorated the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, which the White House blocked.

A White House official instead suggested that they did not see the State Department’s draft statement until the official White House statement had already been released.

The Holocaust Museum responded on Monday to the White House’s omission of Jewish suffering in a statement. It wrote, “Millions of other innocent civilians were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, but the elimination of Jews was central to Nazi policy.”

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Republican Jewish Coalition head Fred Brown said in a statement, “The lack of a direct statement about the suffering of the Jewish people during the Holocaust was an unfortunate omission. History unambiguously shows the purpose of the Nazi’s final solution was the extermination of the Jews of Europe.”

Trump’s White House defended its statement as “inclusive.”


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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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