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Trump hires another attorney weeks after his lawyer sent out typo-filled criminal defense

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President Donald Trump has hired another attorney just a few weeks after his existing attorney, Marc Kasowitz, sent out a press release riddled with typos.

According to Politico, John Dowd was hired to be an additional resource to Kasowitz. The new high-profile lawyer represented John McCain during the Keating Five Scandal. He was accused of pressuring the DEA for McCain’s wife Cindy’s drug charges.

Dowd is a 76-year-old former prosecutor who has worked in Washington for decades. The legal team now consists of Kasowitz, longtime Trump lawyer Mark Bowe and Jay Sekulow.

There are currently three investigations involving Trump, two in Congress and one with a special prosecutor. News came last night of Vice President Mike Pence hiring an attorney and even lower level White House staffers must hire attorneys that are costing them $1500 an hour fee. Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has also hired his own attorney to navigate his ties to Trump.

It’s unclear if Trump hired the attorney specifically to fix typos or simply to add another approach to his defense.

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Trump’s racism isn’t a grand plan to win in 2020 — he’s just a ‘blithering idiot’: GOP strategist

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President Donald Trump over the last week has made overtly racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, which has led to speculation that the president believes using racism is the key to winning reelection in 2020.

However, Republican strategist Stuart Stevens, who is currently working for Trump primary challenger Bill Weld, says it would be a mistake to confuse Trump's bigoted impulses with a well thought out battle plan.

"There is always this need to attribute this master plan to Trump because otherwise, you have to come to terms with the fact that he’s a blithering idiot," Stevens said in an interview with the Huffington Post.

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Here is why Nancy Pelosi allowed a House impeachment vote

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Admitting that he isn't privy to insider knowledge from the Democratic leadership, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Bernstein suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be playing a much longer game on the possibility of impeachment hearings on Donald Trump than her detractors believe.

Wondering, "Is Nancy Pelosi closer to impeachment?' Bernstein writes, "Usually, when a regular bill or resolution has been introduced, it’s then referred to committee. If the majority party doesn’t want to consider the bill, it will die with no further action. Under House rules, however, any member can force an impeachment resolution onto the floor as pending business. That’s what [Rep. Al] Green (D-TX) did Wednesday."

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Trump falsely claims he stopped his supporters from chanting ‘Send her back!’

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On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, where he singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), accusing her and the other Democratic congresswomen known as "the Squad" of not loving America.

In response, the crowd began to shout "Send her back!"

Trump allowed the crowd to continue the chant for a full 12 seconds before continuing his speech.

The next day, amidst criticism that he was riling up his fans to dangerous levels, Trump claimed that he had indeed shut down the chant, in direct contradiction to the video. New York Times journalist Peter Baker reported Trump's claim on Twitter.

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