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‘I would rather not’: Republicans refuse to look at Trump’s tweet to avoid comment on Gillibrand attack

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At least two Republican senators refused to look at President Donald Trump’s sexually insulting tweet against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to avoid commenting.

A pack of Democrats denounced the president’s tweet, which suggested the senator “would do anything” for a campaign donation from him, but Republicans tried to avoid the controversy.

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) was asked to comment by Huffington Post politics reporter Igor Bobic, but she begged off.

“I’m sorry I don’t follow his Twitter,” she said, according to Bobic — who offered to show her the tweet.

Ernst flatly declined, saying, “No, I would rather not. Thank you.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who has blasted Trump as a liar who is “debasing” the office, also tried to ignore the tweet, according to NBC News congressional reporter Frank Thorp V.

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“I don’t know that I want you to show it to me, I can’t respond if I don’t know anything about it,” Corker said, according to Thorp.

Thorp also asked Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to comment on the president’s attack on her Democratic colleague, but she declined.

“I don’t want to get in the middle of the President’s tweets, we’ve got so much going on and this is what everybody is distracted by,” Murkowski said, according to Thorp.

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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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