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Justice Department’s third-highest official just resigned amid Trump’s DOJ criticisms

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The third-highest-ranking official in the Justice Department resigned from her associate attorney general position on Friday amid growing criticism from the GOP about alleged anti-Trump biases in the department.

The New York Times reported that associate AG Rachel Brand and her assistant Currie Gunn resigned after only nine months as the second in line in the Russia investigation following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal last year.

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Last month, CNN reported that Brand was a driving force behind the reauthorization of a key portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a bill that allows a secretive Justice Department court to grant spying warrants on American citizens. FISA has recently come under fire from the president and some Republicans after a memo written by GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee summarized alleged surveillance abuses in the warrant issued for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Page, it should be noted, was the subject of FISA warrants in 2014 as well for his known association with Russian government officials.

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Trump supporters believe these 10 utterly fake ‘facts’ about impeachment

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As President Donald Trump's impeachment seems to be all but a forgone conclusion in the House of Representatives, the Republican Party is still desperately spinning the damning facts of the case.

At every opportunity, they lie, distract, and distort the record in a brazen attempt to cover up for Trump's misconduct in the Ukraine scandal. Unfortunately, because a major section of the news media is organized in order to promote a right-wing agenda, millions of Americans have been deluged with lies about impeachment and never offered any substantial corrective.

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Blue Dog Democrat abandoned by staff after switching to GOP to defend Trump during impeachment: report

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey was blasted after word leaked that the New Jersey Democrat would switch to the Republican Party after receiving polling showing he would lose a Democratic primary if he voted against impeaching President Donald Trump.

"Five senior aides to Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey resigned on Sunday as the lawmaker formally prepared to switch parties, stating they were “deeply saddened and disappointed by his decision," Politico reported Sunday.

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Chuck Schumer wants John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney to testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants top administration officials to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial in the new year.

"In a letter sent on Sunday evening to McConnell, the majority leader, Schumer says Senate Democrats want to hear testimony from four administration witnesses, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton," Politico reported. "There is almost no chance Senate Republicans would vote to subpoena those witnesses without assent from the White House and calling their own preferred witnesses."

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