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Germany scolds Sean Spicer over Holocaust gaffes: ‘Nothing good’ comes from Hitler comparisons

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A spokesman for German chancellor Angela Merkel chastised White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his mangling on history on Tuesday and his effort to portray Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as being worse than Adolf Hitler.

The Associated Press reported that Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday that comparing modern day situations to what happened in World War II is a dicey business.

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Spicer’s statements, said Seibert, “only shows what is in any case the German government’s position — any comparison of current situations with Nazi crimes leads to nothing good.”

On Tuesday, Spicer made a series of gaffes while attempting to make the case for intervention in Syria and removal of Assad from power.

He claimed Hitler never used chemical weapons against “his own people” like Assad, which set off an uproar that Spicer only worsened with his bumbling half-apologies.

The gaffes came at a time when the White House is rumored to be undergoing seismic shifts in terms of who has President Donald Trump’s ear and who may be on the way out. Spicer may join Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus on the list of White House staffers who are expected to be ending their run soon.

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#ILeftTheGOP: Former Republicans reveal why they fled the party in wake of Trump’s latest coverup

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Leaked contents from former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book sent shock waves through Washington, D.C. on Sunday and raised the possibility that Senate Republicans will be seen as engaging in a blatant coverup if they don't agree to have him testify.

In the wake of the Bolton bombshell, several former Republicans took to Twitter to explain why they left the party by using the hashtag "#ILeftTheGOP."

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Adam Schiff: GOP senators should allow Bolton to testify or face the music when his book comes out

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) -- who is leading the impeachment prosecution of Donald Trump on the Senate floor -- said Republicans can now either agree to let former national security adviser John Bolton to testify about the president's Ukraine scandal or face the wrath of voters when the former White House aide's book comes out.

Late Sunday the New York Times reported, "President Trump directly tied the withholding of almost $400 million in American security aid to investigations that he sought from Ukrainian officials, according to an unpublished manuscript of a book that John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, wrote about his time in the White House." 

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GOP senators privately demanding to know why White House set them up to take the fall over Bolton: report

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As of Monday morning, Republican senators have made no direct comments yet about the bombshell New York Times report revealing former National Security Adviser John Bolton's allegation that President Donald Trump directly told him he had tied military aid for Ukraine to a public announcement of an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's family.

However, according to Times reporter Maggie Haberman, some Republicans are privately angry with the White House for boxing them into a political corner, with some demanding to know what they knew and when about the manuscript Bolton was going to release:

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