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Secret Service leaves Trump Tower after feud with the president’s business over a lease: report

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Secret Service has left the building — literally.

According to the Washington Post, the service tasked with guarding the president has vacated their post at Trump Tower in Manhattan after President Donald Trump clashed with the government “over the terms of a lease for the space.”

Sources close to the dispute told the Post that the Secret Service’s relocation from a floor below Trump’s apartment in his flagship New York tower to a trailer 50 feet outside the building caused the tension that led to them vacating the building.

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“After much consideration, it was mutually determined that it would be more cost effective and logistically practical for the Secret Service to lease space elsewhere,” Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller wrote in an email to the Post.

Trump’s relationship to the Secret Service has been unusually fraught since he took office in January amid news stories about the agency being forced to cut cybersecurity to fund his security at Mar-a-Lago and him appearing to rent out agents to wealthy clients prior to his inauguration.

The relationship between him and the service hasn’t been entirely smooth — in January, a senior Secret Service agent was fired for saying he’d choose “jail time” over taking a bullet for Trump.


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Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim

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President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.

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Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.

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Four shootings in Philly — in 20-minutes — leave one dead and five wounded

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Police in Philadelphia are spending Monday evening responding to multiple shootings.

"Police are investigating four separate shootings that left one man dead as gunfire erupted across Philadelphia Tuesday night," CBS Philly reports.

One man was killed and two wounded in a triple shooting in the Logan section.

Another man was shot four times in East Mount Airy.

A man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest in Kingsessing.

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CNN legal analyst flattens Rick Santorum for ridiculous impeachment defense of Trump

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Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum was shut down on CNN for his latest defense of President Donald Trump.

Santorum was effectively arguing for people to ignore the words coming from Trump.

"Wait, this argument is insane," Carrie Cordero said. "You cannot argue that the president of the United States' words do not matter or that he's just sort of spouting off or he has his own views."

"The reality is we ignore 80 to 90% of what the president says," Santorum argued. "Look at the tweets, we ignore most of those things he tweets and say 'it's Trump being Trump.'"

Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin flattened Santorum.

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