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Ex-Trump Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: Steve Bannon ‘has been a force for good’

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Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said in an interview over the weekend that Breitbart chief and former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been “a force for good.”

During a CNN interview that was broadcast on Sunday, host Dana Bash noted that Scaramucci’s relationship with Bannon had been “strained” because they had differed on support for then-Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, an accused child molester.

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“You called [Roy Moore’s loss] ‘a good day for America’ in the sense that Bannon lost,” Bash said. “Are you urging [President Donald Trump] to ignore Bannon’s advice now?”

“Not at all,” Scaramucci insisted. “I think we have all found with the president that he has a very strong constitution and personality. You can offer him advice but he’s going to go in the direction that he wants to go in.”

The former communications director added that his differences with Bannon are “nothing personal for me.”

“On a lot of these ideological areas, we’re quite similar,” he continued. “I think he’s a great writer. He’s been, by and large, a force for good. But there are certain things that he does that I actually don’t like and I have no problem speaking out against those.”

It was not immediately clear from Scaramucci’s remarks if Bannon’s support of white nationalism was one of the areas in which they disagree.

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GOP’s impeachment ‘game plan’ fell apart after Trump’s Yovanovitch tweet and now they’re unsure how to defend him: Politico reporter

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On CNN Saturday, Politico's Melanie Zanona noted that President Donald Trump's decision to attack former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in a tweet while she was testifying to Congress not only risks another article of impeachment — it is also leaving his Republican allies unable to defend his behavior.

"Melanie, it's hard to know what all independent and undecided voters might be thinking, but I had a guest on earlier who made a powerful point, in that some voters might be looking at the pattern of how the president describes particularly powerful women, and he would call her bad news and she had such an esteemed reputation," said anchor Fredricka Wilson.

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‘Game over’ for Trump if Sondland confirms phone call revealed by David Holmes: ex-Watergate prosecutor

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, two veterans of the Watergate hearings that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon said the slow trickle of information coming out about Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings could lead to a sold case for his impeachment.

According to former prosecutor Nick Akerman, a lot could be riding on the testimony of E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland who has been put in a precarious position after diplomat David Holmes said he overheard a conversation Sondland had with the president that would indicate the president was using foreign aid as a bribe for dirt on a political opponent.

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GOP using Elise Stefanik in impeachment hearings because Jim Jordan has ‘zero credibility’ outside of Trump hardliners: MSNBC analyst

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On MSNBC's "AM Joy," communications strategist Tara Dowdell told anchor Joy Reid that Republicans now realize Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), their go-to man for shouting and intimidating congressional witnesses, was not compelling for the American people — which is why they instead arranged the stunt in Friday's hearing with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

"I think [House Intelligence chairman] Adam Schiff handled this extremely well, and I think it shows why he was the right person to lead this charge," said Dowdell. "If you look at the Republicans, just to go back to some of the points that you made earlier, they were yelling, screaming. Jim Jordan was sweating. He was sweaty. His comments were sweaty. And so, I think that when you look at —

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