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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.

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

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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.”

“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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Lev Parnas’ lawyer ties Lindsey Graham to corrupt Ukraine scheme

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Rudy Giuliani delivered a letter in late 2018 to Sen. Lindsey Graham calling for sanctions on Ukrainian government officials, including a corruption reformer and another who ran the company whose board Hunter Biden served on.

The attorney for indicted Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas showed the letter to The Daily Beast, which reported the document described the Ukrainian politicians and business leaders as an "organized crime syndicate" -- and misspelled the GOP senator's name as "Lingsey."

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Rudy Giuliani eager to testify against John Bolton: ‘If he shows his face I would say — You’re an atomic bomb’

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Rudy Giuliani denied claims by former national security adviser John Bolton, and kept the door open to his own possible impeachment testimony.

The former New York City mayor said he was still President Donald Trump's personal attorney, but explained why he had not been added to his impeachment trial defense team, reported CBS News.

"Well, I am, but I can't participate in what goes on in the Congress, because I'm a possible witness," Giuliani said, adding that he's ready to testify if he got White House approval.

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Trump flings insults at John Bolton as Senate weighs subpoena: ‘If I listened to him we would be in World War Six’

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President Donald Trump hurled insults at his former national security adviser John Bolton -- who could be called to testify against him in the Senate impeachment trial.

Bolton revealed in his forthcoming book that Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden, and Democratic senators -- and possibly some Republicans -- want to subpoena him to testify in the trial.

"For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, 'begged' me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying 'Don’t do it, sir,' takes the job, mistakenly says 'Libyan Model' on T.V.," Trump tweeted, "and many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?"

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