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Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal pulled editorial detailing Trump’s mob ties: report

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Billionaire right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal delayed and then killed an editorial revealing Donald Trump’s mob ties, Esquire reported.

WSJ editor Paul Gigot, delayed an editorial by Ted Cruz supporter James Freeman until after Trump was the presumed nominee. Freeman’s article supposedly detailed ties between Trump and organized crime.

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The piece was never published and Freeman became a Trump supporter, writing, “America managed to survive Mr. Clinton’s two terms, so it can stand the far less vulgar Mr. Trump.”

As Vanity Fair reported that Murdoch’s American newspaper has suffered a significant brain drain due to the editorial page embarrassing the paper’s journalists.

New York magazine scribe Jonathan Chait noted “Trump’s Mafia connections are the sort of scandal that would have killed an ordinary candidacy but barely even register on the outsize scale of Trump scandals.”

“On the subject of the president’s authoritarianism and contempt for governing norms, the Journal now runs interference with the same gusto as Fox News,” Chait observed. “Its complete submission to Trump is perfectly emblematic of the choice the party has made.”

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Fox News poll delivers devastating news to Trump on impeachment

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According to a new Fox News poll released on Sunday morning, a clear majority of respondents -- beyond the margin of error -- believe Donald Trump should be convicted by the U.S. Senate for impeachable crimes and removed from office.

According to the poll, "On impeachment, by a 50-44 percent margin, voters think the Senate should vote to convict Trump and remove him from office. Most Democrats say remove (81 percent) and most Republicans disagree (84 percent). Among independents, more say Trump should be removed by a 19-point margin (53-34 percent)."

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Trump has bigger 2020 re-election problems than impeachment: ‘A target-rich environment for Democrats’

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With Donald Trump expected to be acquited by the GOP-majority Senate in an impeachment trial being manipulated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democrats are setting their sights on the 2020 election where they feel the president is vulnerable on a host of other issues that can be piled on his House impeachment.

According to a report from the Daily Beast, democratic strategists who will be helping direct the 2020 campaign against Trump by the eventual Democratic nominee are licking their chops at the prospect of highlighting the president's poor stewardship of the country.

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Will the GOP ‘stand for gaslighting or reality?’: George Conway thumps senate Republicans who refuse to consider Trump’s crimes

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," conservative attorney George Conway launched a broadside against Republican senators for their conduct in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, saying they are selling lies to the public.

Speaking with host Jake Tapper, Conway -- the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway -- painted a withering portrait of the GOP that is hellbent on acquitting the president of obvious impeachable crimes.

"I'm deeply saddened," Conway began. "It is very upsetting and this is a moment of reckoning not just for the country and the rule of law and the constitution, but it is a specific day of reckoning for the Republican senators who took this oath, and the republican party generally, are they going to stand for lies instead of truth?"

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