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WATCH: Trump backer’s bizarre defense of president’s wiretapping conspiracy leaves CNN panel baffled

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President Donald Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had “illegally” wiretapped him during the 2016 presidential campaign continued to dominate the discussion on CNN Monday.

In a panel hosted by CNN’s Kate Bolduan, Women Vote Trump co-chair Amy Kremer did her best to back up the president’s claims that Obama had broken the law by tapping his phone lines at Trump Tower — but just like every other Trump surrogate interviewed so far, she offered no proof whatsoever to support her position.

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When asked by Bolduan why the president doesn’t just declassify any FISA warrants that were issued to monitor him under President Obama, Kremer broke off into a non-sequitur about Trump doing things on his own schedule.

“One thing we’ve seen is Donald Trump operates on Donald Trump time,” said Kremer. “And he doesn’t necessarily go to the media, he’ll go around the media through Twitter or whatever. I‘m sure when he’s ready to put that out there, we will hear from it.”

Earlier in the segment, Democratic strategist Paul Begala noted that President Trump has regularly engaged in baseless conspiracy theories about his political rivals, including conspiracies about President Obama’s birth certificate, Sen. Ted Cruz’s father being involved with Lee Harvey Oswald, and three million “illegal” voters that supposedly cost him the popular vote win against Hillary Clinton.

“He’s subscribed to every batty conspiracy theory,” Begala said, while dismissing the president’s latest ramblings as completely fact free.

Watch the whole segment below.

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Chuck Schumer wants John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney to testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants top administration officials to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial in the new year.

"In a letter sent on Sunday evening to McConnell, the majority leader, Schumer says Senate Democrats want to hear testimony from four administration witnesses, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton," Politico reported. "There is almost no chance Senate Republicans would vote to subpoena those witnesses without assent from the White House and calling their own preferred witnesses."

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Supreme Court timeline on Trump’s taxes gives time for Manhattan prosecutors to file charges: Former US Attorney

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Former U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah tweeted a recent report that the U.S. Supreme Court would be taking up President Donald Trump's case to keep his taxes away from investigators.

That case between Trump and Congress invokes a 1924 law that says the Ways and Means Committee has the authority to seek tax returns. Rocah mocked the president for being "so shady, so corrupt, so unlawful, that you’re willing to fight the release of your tax returns all the way to the Supreme Court."

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Trump has spent 50 years trying to live up to his father — now his presidency will forever be stained: MSNBC panelist

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Rev. Al Sharpton said during his MSNBC show Sunday that the legacy of impeachment will forever be a stain on President Donald Trump's presidency. While a Democratic strategist pointed to Trump's history of always falling short.

"The fact is I've known Donald Trump for 35 years," Sharpton said during a panel discussion. "Marched on him after the Central Park Five. Had other times he would try to be a Democrat, would come to our National Action Network conventions. One of the things that is core to him is that he's always fought for legitimacy. He was never looked at as a peer by the legitimate business community in New York and around the country. Now for him to be impeached, even if he's not convicted and removed, it gives him the imprimatur from here out that he's illegitimate. There will always be the asterisk on his name that schoolchildren will read. Is this the reason we're seeing 170-some-odd tweets from Mr. Trump that he is feeling at the core that his legitimacy as a president will be permanently stained?"

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