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Nicolle Wallace blasts GOP: Putting the party on the line to ‘smear and assassinate’ the FBI is ‘political suicide’

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Appearing alongside Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Wednesday, Nicolle Wallace worried that the Republican Party attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation could destroy the GOP governing coalition.

“Not only has he sort of decapitated the FBI by getting rid of [James] Comey but the president’s now apparently leading a sort of vigilante raid against the FBI,” Matthews noted. “Republican allies of the president stepped up their attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department claiming bias and corruption on a large scale.”

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The “Hardball” host then played a clip of attacks on the FBI by supporters of President Donald Trump.

“These toadies are amazing,” Matthews noted at the end of the segment.

“You don’t talk about a secret society. If it’s secret, you don’t talk about it,” Matthews noted. “The idea this senator, who is intelligent enough to be a senator… ”

“Really?” Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart asked.

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“You question it? Fair enough,” Matthews clarified.

MSNBC and former George W. Bush communications director, Nicolle Wallace, worried that the attacks on the FBI could destroy the Republican Party.

“It’s something more sinister,” Wallace suggested. “It really has the potential to break apart the very coalition that elected Donald Trump.”

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“The fact the Republicans have put the entire Republican Party brand on the line to smear and assassinate the character of the entire FBI — over text messages between two agents who were having affair, one of them disparaged everyone — is political suicide,” Wallace predicted.

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Trump’s EU ambassador is using the ‘Don Jr. defense’ of being too dumb to break the law: national security expert

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Gordon Sondland, the man whom President Donald Trump appointed to be his ambassador to the European Union, told congressional investigators on Thursday that he didn't understand that President Donald Trump might be holding up establishing direct contact with Ukraine's government unless the government agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

However, given that the president did ask him to run all Ukraine policy through attorney Rudy Giuliani, and given that Giuliani was already publicly boasting about trying to get Ukraine to probe Biden, Sondland's testimony raises the question of what he actually believed the president's intentions were in withholding aid to the country this past summer.

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Historians demolish John Yoo for claim Founding Fathers wouldn’t want Trump impeached in an election year

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Comments made by attorney and law professor John Yoo on Fox News on the Founding Father's intentions about impeachment received a brutal debunking by two historians -- including one of his colleagues at UC Berkeley.

Appearing with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, lawyer Yoo -- who is infamous for providing President George W. Bush's administration with legal justifications for the torture of prisoners of war -- claimed that the Founding Fathers would object to the president being impeached in an election year.

According to Yoo, Democrats are getting it all wrong when they say the Constitution compels them to hold impeachment proceedings against Trump just one year before the election.

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McConnell drops a surprise on Trump — calls for an even stronger resolution to rebuke him

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated he opposes the bill out of the House to denounce President Donald Trump's military withdrawal in Syria because it isn't tough enough, reported Bloomberg's Steven Dennis.

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"My first preference is for something stronger than the House resolution," McConnell said according to Bloomberg's Laura Litvan.

She went on to say that McConnel wants a bill that outlines what action should take place in Syria.

McConnell said the House version was "curiously silent on the issue of whether to actually to sustain a U.S. military presence in Syria."

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