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REVEALED: Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty one day after Yates informed the White House of Flynn’s FBI interview

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It was revealed Thursday evening that President Donald Trump had dinner with former FBI director James Comey in which he demanded “loyalty” but Comey refused.

On the day before that dinner, former acting attorney general Sally Yates met with White House Counsel Don McGahn about retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. She warned him that the FBI had interviewed Flynn and she believed that he was compromised and could be easily be blackmailed for lying about his interactions with the Russian ambassador.

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The next day, Trump reportedly had dinner with Comey and demanded the FBI director’s loyalty.

Just two days later, Jan. 28, Flynn took part in the call between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite the warning from Yates that he’d been compromised and the interview by the FBI.

Trump then signed his executive order banning people from coming into the United States from predominantly Muslim countries and Yates refused to uphold the ban. In less than 24 hours, on Jan. 30, Yates was fired by Trump. It was a mere four days after she warned the White House about Flynn and three days after Comey refused his loyalty to Trump.

Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt Thursday that he was going to fire Comey well before deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo against him.

“And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election they could have won,'” Trump told Holt. He is essentially admitted the firing of Comey had to do with Russia after all.

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Many have speculated that the claim Comey’s firing was about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her emails was a false excuse. His letter to Comey never mentioned the emails but it did reference the conversations Trump had with Comey over the Russia investigation.


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GOP senators furious at White House counsel Cipollone for not alerting them about Bolton manuscript: report

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John Bolton's book manuscript have blown up Republican hopes for a speedy impeachment trial, and President Donald Trump's defense team conceded it was "a complication."

The former national security adviser claims Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden, and Senate Republicans are furious the White House apparently knew about the allegations but didn't prepare for the possibility they would leak before the trial ended, reported Axios.

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Rick Wilson buries Pam Bondi for ‘laughable and shallow’ impeachment defense designed to dazzle Trump

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Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Republican campaign consultant Rick Wilson leveled former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for her defense of Donald Trump on Monday -- which turned into a diatribe against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Speaking with host Willie Geist, Wilson also brought up accusations of political corruption against Bondi who dropped a Florida state lawsuit against Trump before he became president after a PAC associated with her received a substantial political donation.

"This is also one of the great master fantasies of the Trump campaign, make Hunter Biden a major issue in the 2020 election and Pam Bondi played to one audience, and that was Fox and Trump. That's all they cared about," he explained. "That's all they were trying to accomplish, and, look, she goes way back with Donald Trump; left office under a cloud when she left the office of attorney general in Florida, because she had taken basically a $25,000 bribe from Donald Trump about Trump University and dropped the lawsuit in Florida."

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe uncorks hilarious rant against ‘confederacy of dunces’ defending Trump from impeachment

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough breathlessly ranted, as his co-hosts cracked up with laughter, against the "confederacy of dunces" defending President Donald Trump from impeachment.

The "Morning Joe" host mocked the hours-long parade of attorneys -- including Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi -- offering specious legal arguments to defend the president at his Senate impeachment trial.

"You had a confederacy of dunces defending him in impeachment," Scarborough said. "Their arguments were absolutely stunning."

The defense team painted Rudy Giuliani as a minor player in the Ukraine scheme, although multiple witnesses have described him as the hub of the operation, and Starr, the lead investigator in Bill Clinton's impeachment, bemoaned the "age of impeachment."

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