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Secret Service likely to cut cybercrime investigations to pay for Trump’s weekly Mar-a-Lago trips

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President Donald Trump’s weekly Mar-a-Lago trips carry a steep price tag for the Secret Service, and a new report says it’s likely Trump’s travel habits will hurt the Secret Service’s ability to investigate other crimes.

The Washington Post notes that the Secret Service this year requested an additional $60 million in funding to help protect Trump and his family, who have unusually elaborate living and travel arrangements.

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Trump’s wife Melania lives in Trump Tower in New York with the couple’s young child Barron. Trump, meanwhile, flies down to his private resort in Palm Beach every weekend, which costs the government an estimated $3 million per visit.

According to the Post’s analysis, the Secret Service wanted an additional $26.8 million to help protect Trump Tower, and an additional $33 million to be spent on the executive branch’s travel expenses.

The Post reports that the Office of Management and Budget rejected the Secret Service’s funding proposal, which means that it will have to take away resources from other areas to pay the additional costs of keeping the First Family safe.

“While best known for protecting the president, Secret Service agents also investigate cybercrimes, counterfeit-money operations and cases involving missing and exploited minors,” the Post notes.

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Morning Joe drops bomb on Trump about impeachment support in states he desperately needs in 2020

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Kicking off Tuesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted out the latest polling numbers about support for impeachment in key battleground states and let Donald Trump know he is deeply underwater.

Jumping right into it, the Brzezinski said, "Half of voters in six states that helped carry Trump to victory in 2016 say they support the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president. According to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll put that support at 50 percent of voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona -- 45 percent say they oppose."

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Can the Trump cult be deprogrammed?

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A new Gallup poll finds that at least 50 percent of the American people want Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office. That's three times higher than the percentage of Americans who supported impeaching Richard Nixon during the early stages of the impeachment process. Trump could become the first American president to run for re-election after being impeached in the House of Representatives.

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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.

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