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Here’s how long Trump can go during an interview without mentioning Hillary Clinton

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Whenever supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted with criticism of him, they often deflect by pointing out something former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton once allegedly did.

And as a new analysis from the Washington Post shows, bringing up Hillary Clinton to deflect from criticism isn’t just something Trump supporters do — it’s something the president does himself.

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The Post analyzed 19 different interviews that Trump has given since being elected president, and has found that he can only get through an average of 36 percent of an interview before he brings up Hillary Clinton.

“In 17 of 19 of his interviews, Clinton came up, on average about 36 percent of the way in,” the Post writes. “That’s more frequently and earlier than his mentions of Obama, who made it into only 16 interviews, about 43 percent of the way in. The two interviews in which Trump didn’t mention Hillary came, interestingly, at the beginning of his time in office. The second was his Super Bowl interview with Bill O’Reilly.”

As his term has progressed, it seems Trump has mentioned Clinton even earlier during interviews than he did at the beginning of his term. In his most recent interview, which was with the New York Times earlier this week, Trump got through just 0.3 percent of the interview before dropping a reference to Clinton.

Before that, the president granted three separate interviews on July 12 — and while he got through 38 percent of his interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network before mentioning Clinton, it took him less than 12 percent of his other two interviews before he brought up Clinton.

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Read the Post’s full analysis at this link.


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Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor

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As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974:

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Putin aims a weaponized barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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