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Most Republicans want Trump to ‘break some rules to set things right’: poll

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A majority of Republicans believe President Donald Trump was justified in breaking the rules to set the country in what they believe is the right direction.

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed GOP voters think the president should violate political norms or even the law to achieve what they want, reported The Guardian.

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Nearly two-thirds of Republicans — 66 percent — classified as “always Trump” supporters agreed that “because things have gotten so far off track in this country, we need a leader who is willing to break some rules if that’s what it takes to set things right.”

More than half of all Republicans — 55 percent — or Republican-leaning independents share the same view as “always Trump” backers on rule-breaking.

That support for authoritarian rule-breaking was also shared by 35 percent of “never Trump” Republicans.

Only 41 percent of Americans, in general, approve of Trump’s job performance, while 54 percent disapprove.

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But more than 84 percent of Republicans approve of the president’s performance, and nearly a third of white evangelical Protestants say there is almost nothing Trump could do to lose their support.


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Pulitzer Prize-winner reveals why the White House thinks Trump’s Ukraine scandal ‘can be spun as positive’

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Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.

Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.

"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.

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Pelosi may start ‘Select Panel’ for Trump impeachment after latest Ukraine bombshells: report

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As the movement in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump continues to grow, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is considering starting a select committee to focus the investigations into President Donald Trump.

"As House Democrats find themselves once more navigating the tricky politics of impeachment, a new idea is being floated by several members: creating a select panel of members that would handle those responsibilities," The Daily Beast reported Monday evening. "A senior Democratic aide tells The Daily Beast that the idea of a select panel has 'been raised by some members' as a way to consolidate impeachment proceedings around Donald Trump."

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Latest Democrat to back impeachment did so live on MSNBC: ‘We have no choice’

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Yet another Democrat is backing impeachment following the latest revelations that Donald Trump allegedly solicited foreign election interference from Ukraine in return for military aid.

The movement for impeachment grew significantly on Monday.

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