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Former Trump adviser who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot invited to White House bill signing

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New Hampshire State Representative Al Baldasaro, who served as a delegate and adviser for Donald Trump, was invited to the White House on Friday—less than a year after he declared former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.

Baldasaro was investigated by the Secret Service last year after his threatening comment about Clinton, who he argues deserved to be killed for her handling of the attack on a U.S facility in Benghazi, Libya.

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“She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi,” Baldasaro said in an interview on the “Jeff Kushner Show.” Later, at the GOP convention, Baldasaro refused to apologize for his remarks.

Asked during the campaign whether he supported the New Hampshire representative’s remarks, Trump insisted he was unaware of what Baldasaro said.

“Well, I didn’t know that but he’s a very fine person,” Trump replied. “He is a person that loves the military and loves the veterans.”

“I don’t know what he said,” then-candidate Trump reiterated.

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Now, it appears the president has extended an invitation for Baldasaro to pal around at the White House. That invite comes amid growing concerns from Trump supporters over dangerous “rhetoric” from “the left.”

After a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a Republican Congressional baseball practice last week, conservatives—including Trump’s son Don Jr.—were quick to insist Democrats are encouraging violence against the president. They pointed to Kathy Griffith’s much-maligned image of herself holding a decapitated Trump head, a “Shakespeare in the Park” play that appears to show the assassination of a president who resembles Trump, and Johnny Depp’s recent joke about an actor killing the president.

“Events like today are exactly why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our president,” Don Jr. retweeted in the aftermath of the Congressional baseball attack.
But concern over amplifying violent rhetoric appears short-lived.

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Asked about Baldasaro’s invite on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took a page from his boss’s handbook.


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Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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Retiring Republican lawmaker blames Trump’s ‘petty, childish bullsh*t’ for massive GOP exodus

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In an examination of the record-breaking number of Republican lawmakers who have decided to quit or retire despite holding a seat in solidly conservative congressional districts, one lawmaker admitted that he grew weary of having to deal with Donald Trump's daily Twitter habit and other shenanigans -- so he is calling it quits.

As the Washington Post reports, "Since Trump’s inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows that nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis)."

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Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’

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The Internet reacted with scorn over the weekend after Second Lady Karen Pence announced a new Twitter account aimed at reelecting President Donald Trump.

In her first tweet, Pence posted a video lavishing praise on the president.

"There are probably a lot of things you don't know about me," Pence says in the video. "For example, I enjoy painting, I love to ride my bike and I like nothing better than reading a good book. On my new Twitter account, I will share what I'm up to when I'm not in the office at the White House."

Excited to start a new #Twitter account to help tell the story of all the accomplishments under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence! Follow along to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RaPwC5ThyR

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