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REVEALED: Mike Pence is raising buckets of cash that can be used for his legal defense in Russia scandal

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Vice President Mike Pence has claimed that he had no knowledge about the Donald Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia nor was he aware of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn acting as a foreign agent while working for Trump. Still, Pence has retained counsel and now he’s fundraising into his own political action committee (PAC), which have no restriction on the use of the funds.

This week, Pence hired his own attorney, Richard Cullen, a Richmond-based attorney who once served as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Pence spent Friday attending a fundraiser for his PAC, Great America Committee, in Indianapolis. Premier tickets went for $5,000 and individual tickets were $2,500, simply to gain access to the Vice President.

The Journal revealed that a source close to Pence would said the VP would likely use the funds for his own personal legal bills. His attorney said that Pence’s office directed him to “make certain that whatever method [of payment] is used is compliant with all federal law and regulation.” There are few legal regulations or restrictions on what PAC funds can be used to pay for.

Financial disclosures filed last year revealed Pence is nearly broke with no mutual funds, 401(K) accounts and no large savings accounts. Using his leadership PAC, any donor is allowed to bankroll Pence’s legal defense, including President Donald Trump.

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Officials with the PAC said when it was started that they intended to use it to help handle Pence’s state-controlled assets such as voter file lists, donor and supporter lists that were used for his state governor’s campaign.


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This explains why Trump picked a fight with the four Congresswomen of color: analysis

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On one hand, President Donald Trump almost certainly chose to mark out Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) because of his own deep-seated racism.

But there is likely another reason he is doing it, wrote Aaron Blake of the Washington Post's "The Fix" on Wednesday: because his core voters hate them as much as he does.

Blake cited a new The Economist/YouGov poll of 2016 Trump voters' opinions on several politicians. "As you peruse it, it becomes clear that the conventional wisdom about why Trump picked these targets is right: They were ripe for motivating the GOP base ... All of them are better known among Republicans than Democrats, which suggests that a steady stream of coverage in conservative media has elevated them as potential Democratic bogeywomen. Trump is tilling fertile soil. And in fact, they might already be his most effective foils."

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REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries

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Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.

According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.

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House holds Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress

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The House has officially voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress.

Both men refused to abide by a subpoena from the House for documents so they that could investigate actions by both departments.

The last person to be held in contempt of Congress was Bill Barr when he was held in civil contempt, but this was a criminal charge.

In the case of Ross, he is accused of lying under oath to Congress and they requested documents to prove it. Ross refused to provide the information necessary.

Ross has called the contempt charge "political theater" and of no real substance. If that was true, he shouldn't be afraid to provide the documents. Still, he refused.

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