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Bannon defends Roy Moore against sexual misconduct allegations, says accusers are ‘trying to destroy a man’s life’

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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has jumped into the fray to defend Alabama’s GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore against allegations that the former judge had inappropriate relationships with teen girls when he was in his 30’s.

In an interview with Bloomberg on Friday, Bannon claimed the controversy that’s roared since news of the accusations dropped “is deeper than politics — it’s about trying to destroy a man’s life.”

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“This is nothing less than the politics of personal destruction,” Bannon, who backed Moore while President Donald Trump backed “establishment” Republican incumbent Luther Strange, said. “And they need to destroy him by any means necessary.”

After leaving the White House earlier this year, Bannon returned to his old executive position at Breitbart News, which published an article in defense of Moore’s alleged relationships with teen girls before the Washington Post was able to publish the accusations. Breitbart’s article painted Moore as “romantic” in relationships with teens while he was in his 30’s — relationships that Moore now says never happened.

Bloomberg notes that “without offering evidence, [Bannon] said he believes the Post article was an opposition hit planted by Moore’s enemies” — a sentiment Moore himself expressed in a fundraising email he sent after the allegations came to light.


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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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Indicted Giuliani associate helped Nunes arrange meetings during his overseas trips to discredit the Russia investigation

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate currently under federal indictment for campaign finance violations, helped Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) arrange meetings in Europe as part of his efforts to discredit the investigation of Russian contacts within President Donald Trump's campaign.

According to congressional records, Nunes, in his capacity as then-House Intelligence Chairman, visited Europe from November 30 to December 3, of last year, during which he was accompanied by three staffers — Derek Harvey, Scott Glabe, and George Pappas — at a taxpayer expense of over $63,000.

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Rick Wilson mocks GOP as impeachment witnesses ‘obliterate’ their talking points: ‘Dumber than a sack of hair’

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On Wednesday, as the House wrapped up another day of bombshell impeachment testimony from multiple foreign service officers, former GOP strategist and Never Trump conservative Rick Wilson mocked President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, pointing out that all of their major talking points to defend the president's conduct in Ukraine have been "obliterated":

1/ Hey committee Republicans! Have you noticed every single line of defense that you've mounted this week for the president has been utterly fucking obliterated?

Is this clear to you yet?

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