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‘If he’s wrong, he’s doomed’: Kushner’s push to relocate US embassy to Jerusalem threatens Trump adviser’s fate

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Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner has seen his West Wing portfolio shrink to the task of bringing peace to the Middle East. But after Kushner lead the effort of move the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his credibility within the administration is once again on the line.

A new Politico report details Kushner’s long-shot “bet” against the conventional wisdom of the foreign policy community and world leaders.

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One Politico source, a Kushner ally, says President Donald Trump’s son-in-law deserves all of the credit, or blame, for the embassy move.

“Encouraging would be an understatement,” the source close to Kushner said. “It was him.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both opposed Kushner’s push to move the embassy.

The added scrutiny comes after Kushner’s advice to fire FBI Director James Comey resulted in the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.

In September, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Charlie Rose that firing Comey was the biggest mistake in “modern political history.”

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“I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel, yes,” Bannon continued. “We would not have the Mueller investigation.”

Now, Kushner is expecting violence in response to the embassy move while the quality of Kushner’s counsel to the president is again under question.

“I think [Trump] and Jared figure that after all the posturing and a few days of riots, things go back to normal when it comes to the negotiations,” a person close to the administration told Politico.

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“If he’s right, he will be a hero of heroes,” the Kushner ally explained. “He end-ran Tillerson again. If he’s wrong, he’s doomed.”

Watch Steve Bannon explain the extent of Kushner’s mistake in suggesting to fire Comey:

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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

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Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

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