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Charles Blow: Omarosa’s a back-stabbing ‘Machiavellian genius’ who exposed definitively that ‘Trump has a race problem’

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Progressive commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow launched into former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who has gone on a tour of interviews since being fired earlier this week.

Blow said that the media blitz seems like the “wrath of Omarosa.”

Describing the former reality television star, Blow said that she has a “Machiavellian genius that allows her to smile in your face and stab you in the back.”

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In an interview with ABC News Friday, Omarosa described President Donald Trump’s problem with people of color, saying he is “racial, not racist.”

“I will acknowledge many of the exchanges, particularly in the last six months, have been racially charged,” she said. “Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No.”

Blow called the interview probably one of the most devastating to come out of a former member of Trump’s inner circle.

“She’s essentially confessing that he has a race problem,” he continued. “The semantic kind of intellectual line that he is ‘racial’ rather than ‘racist’ is very thin. You might want to frame it as an argument about intent and malice. It’s kind of like murder versus manslaughter. You could make a real argument whether or not the person was acting with intent and malice, but the other person is still dead. So, the effect is the same.”

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Blow explained that she was confessing “a real feature of the man.” This comes after Blow said she defended Trump while on a panel asking the moderators, “What do you want me to do? Walk away?” Blow said it’s exactly what she’s doing now.

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Ex-Watergate prosecutor: Trump’s complaints about impeachment are ‘constitutionally unsound’

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former Watergate assistant counsel Philip Allen Lacovara told anchor Erin Burnett that President Donald Trump has no leg to stand on when he complains about the impeachment process.

"Look, it's the House. It's more of a grand jury investigation is how it's been described, right?" said Burnett. "This isn't about, you get to have a lawyer and counsel present and all of those things. But this is how they're going to play the game. They're going to say it's unconstitutional, a miscarriage of justice. Is there any truth to it?"

"No, there is no truth to it. It's a constitutionally unsound argument," said Lacovara. "One of the things I learned in law school is if you don't have the facts on your side, argue the law. If you don't have the law, argue the facts. If you don't have the facts or the law, you appeal to fairness or equity or something. That's basically where they are. They are complaining about process even though it's clear the House does not have any constitutional obligation to use any particular process."

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Ex-Pompeo adviser agrees to testify to impeachment investigators after resigning: report

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On Monday, Politico's Andrew Desiderio reported that Michael McKinley, a former ambassador to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has agreed to testify behind closed doors to House Democrats leading the impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump:

NEWS: Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley, who resigned last week, will testify in closed session on Wednesday before House impeachment investigators, according to an official working on the inquiry.

— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) October 14, 2019

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Here’s why Rudy Giuliani can not legitimately claim to be Donald Trump’s lawyer

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bills himself as President Donald Trump's attorney. But one former prosecutor explained why that is not an accurate description during a Monday appearance on MSNBC.

"Meet the Press Daily" anchor Katy Tur interviewed former Southern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah, who is a distinguished fellow in criminal justice at Pace Law School.

"So this news that the SDNY is looking into what Rudy Giuliani was doing overseas in Ukraine, explain what they’re doing. Also, very weird since Giuliani used to run the office," Tur noted.

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