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‘Facts matter’: CNN’s Cuomo schools Trump-backing House Rep. bizarrely comparing FBI texts to ‘Immaculate Conception’

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CNN’s Christopher Cuomo on Wednesday delivered a stunning lecture to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a Donald Trump backer who’s been hyping the so-called Devin Nunes memo in an effort to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

In an interview with Fox News, Gaetz declared the missing text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page “the biggest coincidence since the Immaculate Conception.”

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“What are you talking about?” Cuomo asked Gaetz.

“Look, the notion, and again—this will be illuminated by the memo—but the notion that this five months, not any five months, this particular five months is where the black whole is?” Gaetz began. “That is one hell of a coincidence, because it’s precisely the time someone would be hatching a conspiracy, meeting with their ‘secret society,’ building out their ‘insurance policy‘ to—“

“You don’t even know that one exists,” Cuomo said, referring to the alleged secret society. The CNN host then wondered, “what do you mean by the Immaculate Conception?”

“Look, I was making the point that this is an absurd coincidence,” Gaetz said, grinning.

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“But like what, what do you think happened with the Immaculate Conception?” Cuomo asked.

“The Immaculate Conception, it’s obviously a religion document that deals with the Christian faith,” Gaetz stammered.

“I know, but where is the analogy?” Cuomo pressed. “That’s what I don’t understand. What do you think happened with the Immaculate Conception?”

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“Did you really bring me on to discuss my religion?” Gaetz retorted. “The Immaculate Conception is not how Jesus is born.”

“It was Mary’s conception, it was the mother’s conception without original sin,” Cuomo shot back. “Facts matter, congressman. If you’re going to make an analogy at least know what you’re talking about. Because you’ve gotta have a basis for these things. You only know what you show. You gotta release that memo, it’s gotta have the facts and you better figure out what this ‘secret society’ is before you say it’s a shadow organization within the FBI.”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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