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Drunken woman destroys $300,000 of Trump donor’s valuable art collection during first-date freakout

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A Texas woman is accused of destroying at least $300,000 of artwork belonging to a wealthy Donald Trump supporter during a first date gone wrong.

Lindy Lou Layman was charged with criminal mischief after an incident Saturday at the Houston home of attorney Tony Buzbee, reported KTRK-TV.

According to investigators, the 29-year-old Layman got drunk while on a date with Buzbee, who has represented former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and raised money for Trump’s election campaign, and returned to his home with others.

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Buzbee believed she was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver to pick her up, but she allegedly refused and hid in the attorney’s home.

He called a second Uber driver, but investigators said Layman became aggressive with that driver and walked back into Buzbee’s home, where she shouted, “I’m not leaving.”

Layman then poured red wine on three paintings, including an Andy Warhol original, and ripped them from the wall.

She also threw two sculptures on the ground.

Court documents show damage to the artwork cost at least $300,000.

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“I collect art, I don’t want it damaged,” Buzbee told Texas Lawyer. She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall. Luckily those weren’t damaged.”

Buzbee led the defense team in Perry’s abuse-of-power case, which was eventually dismissed.

He hosted a June 2016 fundraiser for Trump at his home, which raised at least $2 million, but Buzbee claimed just before the election he would write in another candidate after the “Access Hollywood” tape came out.

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Buzbee made news in September after buying a fully functional World War II tank for $600,000 and parking it outside his River Oaks condominium, angering neighbors and the homeowners’ association.

He also urged students and community members to ignore a white supremacist rally organized by Richard Spencer at Texas A&M, where Buzbee serves on the board of regents.

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“It is a damn shame that our university, which sent more officers to fight the Nazis than all the service academies combined, would be tarnished with trash like him,” Buzbee posted on Facebook. “In the end, the best way to deal with a lowlife like him is to ignore him.”

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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