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Trump quietly deletes tweet urging followers to ‘watch Sean Hannity’

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Donald Trump on Tuesday capped off a series of unhinged tweets by urging his followers to watch Fox News’ Sean Hannity at 9 p.m—then promptly deleted the post.

Trump Tweet (Screengrab / Slack)

The deletion came after groups, including Citizens for Ethics, pointed out the president is now using his official platform to promote a TV show.

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The move is reminiscent of a number of times Trump and members of his administration have shilled for companies while assuming official government roles. Trump’s top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, was “counseled” early last year after violating the Office of Government Ethic’s ban on executive branch staff endorsing products or companies by telling Fox News viewers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” In November, Trump himself hyped his New Jersey golf club in a speech before the South Korean National Assembly.

Shortly before assuming the presidency, Trump refused to divest from his business, instead handing over control to his eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. The move has raised a number of concerns over conflicts-of-interest. Still, it’s difficult to grasp the full impact of Trump’s presidency on his own business as the president continues to refuse to release his tax returns.


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‘Not supposed to be that way!’ Bitter Trump whines about Senate possibly letting John Bolton testify

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President Donald Trump on Monday whined about the Senate potentially letting former national security adviser John Bolton testify during his impeachment trial.

"They didn’t want John Bolton and others in the House," the president wrote on Twitter. "They were in too much of a rush. Now they want them all in the Senate. Not supposed to be that way!"

In reality, the House impeachment investigators tried to get Bolton to testify during their inquiry, but he refused to appear unless he got legal clearance to do so. However, Bolton has now offered to testify before the Senate even though he did not comply with House requests to do the same.

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Ex-GOP impeachment manager ripped to shreds on CNN for ‘upside down’ defense of Trump’s conduct

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On CNN Monday, two veterans of the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton clashed over whether President Donald Trump was guilty of impeachable offenses.

"My view is that the phrase that the president's lawyers included in their six-page answer over the weekend is absolutely ironclad, perfectly correct," said Bob Barr, a former House impeachment manager against Clinton. "The language in the Constitution says very clearly that the only basis on which a president can be impeached and removed from office is treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. You have to have a crime. And no matter how much rhetoric you put around that to try and get around it, that is a fact, a legal fact, you have to have a crime."

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson are destroying one of MLK’s most enduring legacies

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act just days after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King -- and President Donald Trump's Housing secretary wants to undo that legacy.

The 1968 law hasn't been able to undo the harm from government-sanctioned housing segregation, which still feeds today's wealth and racial inequality, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to remove a protection for black owners who pay unfairly high property taxes, reported the New York Times.

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