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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.

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.

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

“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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Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy is familiar: Troll the libs!

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Late on Tuesday, I got an email from an unusual source. A reporter for the conservative publication the Washington Examiner asked if I'd be interested in sharing thoughts on Joe Biden's history of joking "about 'locking up your daughters'" and on "Biden's view of women and gender relations." This was in light of my previous criticisms of Biden's apparent condescension towards girls and women, and his pockmarked history on gender relations in general.

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Cory Booker rips Biden for praising racist senators: ‘You don’t joke about calling black men boys’

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Joe Biden for praising two segregationist senators he'd served with as a lawmaker.

The former vice president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about his relationship with Mississippi Democrat James Eastland and Georgia Democrat Herman Talmadge, two notoriously racist senators during the Civil Rights era, reported The Hill.

“At least there was some civility, we got things done," Biden said, recalling that Eastland had never called him "boy." "We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done, we got it finished."

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Most Republican voters admit to feeling ‘embarrassed’ and ‘exhausted’ by Trump’s comments

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Some diehard supporters of President Donald Trump have asserted that they admire the fact that he is so unapologetic about his rhetoric and his actions. But according to a new Pew Research survey, most Republican or Republican-leaning voters admit that they sometimes feel “embarrassed” or “concerned” about things that Trump says.

According to Pew, 53% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters say they sometimes feel “embarrassed” by Trump’s comments — while 59% are sometimes “concerned” by them. Some of the adjectives Pew ran by GOP or GOP-leaning voters were even stronger, including “angry,” “exhausted” and “frightened.”

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