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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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Republican’s latest anti-Schiff sign hilariously backfires

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House Republicans have had a difficult time defending President Donald Trump and his actions on Ukraine. They've tried to pivot to attack the process and claim that somehow Democrats are stacking the deck against the GOP. Unfortunately, however, they can't even do that correctly.

After a lunch break, Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee propped up a sign reading, "Days since Adam Schiff followed the rules 0." That would mean that Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is following the rules today. If Republicans meant to attack Schiff or claim that Democrats were ignoring the House rules it would read a larger number of days, for example, "4 days since Adam Schiff followed House rules."

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Trump White House shamelessly uses Fiona Hill’s testimony to paint Democrats as Russian puppets

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Even though former Trump National Security Council official Fiona Hill angrily denounced President Donald Trump and his allies for spreading Russian conspiracy theories during her impeachment inquiry testimony, the Trump White House is trying to turn her statements against House Democrats.

During her testimony, Hill said that Russia's actions during the 2016 presidential election are still being felt to this day, and they've all been negative for the United States.

"Our nation is being torn apart," she said. "Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career foreign service is being undermined... The Russian government's goal is to weaken our country -- to diminish America's global role and to neutralize a perceived U.S. threat to Russian interests."

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GOP ignoring Sondland because they already know Trump is guilty and ‘just don’t care’: conservative columnist

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In a column for the Bulwark, the founder and editor of the conservative website took at hard slap at both Donald Trump's most avid defenders in Congress and their fellow Republicans who have remained silent after E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified in no uncertain terms that the president was engaged in bribery in his dealings with Ukraine's government.

According to Charlie Sykes, "Yes, there was a quid pro quo. The president demanded it. Everybody knew about it. There was no secret. But we knew all that didn’t we?"

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