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Trump adviser shouts down GOP’s ‘stupid’ Weinstein attacks: ‘The shamelessness is off the charts’

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As more and more allegations of sexual assault and harassment against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein come to the surface, right-wingers have had a field day celebrating the famed liberal donor’s downfall.

But as one outside adviser to President Donald Trump told The Daily Beast, they’re unwise to do so in light of the large number of similar accusations against him that came out this time last year.

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“The shamelessness [of going hard on this stuff] is off the charts,” the adviser told the Beast. “Stupid, too.”

As the report notes, it appears the White House itself is steering away from the Weinstein allegations for that very reason, though it hasn’t stopped the Department of Justice from opening an investigation into the producer. Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s advisers and former campaign managers, took to Twitter to condemn the president’s ex-rival Hillary Clinton for her response to the Weinstein scandal, prompting others to call her out on her hypocrisy.

This is not the first time allegations of sexual abuse have been resurrected since he took office in January. For example, when Trump declared April to be “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month,” The View used Trump’s own words to create a PSA video on sexual assault and harassment, which you can watch below.

 

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Alan Dershowitz disowns his pre-Trump views on impeachment: ‘I retract it’

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Donald Trump impeachment defense attorney Alan Dershowitz disowned his previous views on impeachment on Tuesday.

As his colleague, Patrick Philbin, argued against a motion for witnesses on the Senate floor, Dershowitz retracted his previous views while posting to Twitter from somewhere else.

"To the extent there are inconsistencies between my current position and what I said 22 years ago, I am correct today," Dershowitz argued.

He went on to argue that, "abuse of power and obstruction of congress are neither crimes nor criminal-like behavior."

"So I have now thoroughly researched the issue and concluded that although a technical crime with all the elements may not be required, criminal like behavior akin to treason and bribery is required," he wrote. "

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In 33 years in public service I have never seen a government lawyer lie the way Cipollone did: Ex-CIA director

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Former CIA Director John Brennan was shocked seeing White House counsel Pat Cipollone before the Senate and Chief Justice John Roberts during the opening of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Cipollone told the chamber that Republicans were barred from attending depositions of witnesses in the House. As transcripts show, there were Republicans asking questions of the witnesses. Even the mention of the House depositions by the White House was pointless because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to block the documents, evidence, interviews, and depositions from being entered in as evidence in the Senate trial.

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Lawyers mock president’s attorneys as idiots: ‘It’s impossible to understand what they are even doing’

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President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest Tuesday as his lawyers argued how perfect his call with Ukraine was. But it was the defense lawyers that earned a lot of questions from lawyers and legal scholars online. Lawyer Jay Sekulow attacked Democrats for things they said during former President Barack Obama's administration.

Jay Sekulow stood to speak before the Senate body to combine all of the president's rage-tweets and put them in the context of legal language. There was no defense of the president's actions, only attacks on Democrats.

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