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Trump surrounded himself with a dozen top ‘megadonors’ on the day of Comey’s testimony

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According to a Politico report, President Donald Trump hosted a group of “megadonors” in the White House on June 8, the day that former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress, for a “briefing” on the president’s agenda.

The report states that “about a dozen top donors” came to the White House for a meeting meant to “rally support for Trump’s agenda.” It took place a few hours after Comey’s testimony ended, and could have been part of the full day planned by Trump aides to keep him off of Twitter while the former FBI director testified.

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Among those in attendance was Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund manager and billionaire Robert Mercer whose pro-Trump super-PAC reportedly ran attack ads on Comey. The president himself was said to have stopped by the meeting, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and adviser Kellyanne Conway.

The meeting, which sources familiar with the event said focused on various White House legislative goals, was led by Trump’s legislative director Marc Short. A few days prior to the June 8 meeting, Short told reporters that the investigation into potential Trump-Russia collusion harmed the president’s agenda and distracted “from what we’re trying to deliver for the American people.”

Though donor meetings in the White House are not uncommon, “the briefing was seen as notable in GOP finance circles partly because of the timing.”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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