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Hispanic family flees Michigan school district after children bullied by pro-Trump teacher

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A Michigan family says they pulled their kids out of a suburban Detroit school district because of racist, pro-Trump bullying, including from a substitute teacher.

Parents Juan Sifuentes, who is Mexican, and Kim Sifuentes, who is black, say their children endured relentless abuse after the election, according to a report from Detroit’s WDIV.

That included students chanting “build the wall” and telling the children that “Mexicans don’t belong here, they need to get out of the country.”

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“My then-9-year-old was in class and kids started talking about how they were glad Trump was building a wall because Mexicans don’t deserve to live in Michigan,” Kim Sifuentes said.

A substitute teacher allegedly said that Brazilians and and Mexicans rob people in front of their elementary-aged daughter.

The Sifuentes say the administration did nothing, so they filed a complaint with the ACLU. The ACLU sent a letter inviting the school to participate in a program aimed at institutions with racial controversies, but the school declined. The school district told the TV station that it wants the family back, but they have no intention of doing so.

“No parents wants to put their child in something like this,” Juan Sifuentes said.

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Republicans are trying to make Trump’s lies into truths: Political columnist

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Political columnist and reporter Greg Sargent wrote in his response to the first day of impeachment hearings in the House that it's clear the Republican members are trying to turn lies about Ukraine into truth.

Writing in The Washington Post, Sargent explained how Republicans are working to make Trump's lies about the Bidens and 2016 into believable truths, just as he's also trying to extort Ukraine.

"This created an amusing disconnect that in one sense actually served to undercut the defense of Trump — at least, in the real world outside the Fox News bubble in which those conspiracy theories and lies are taken as gospel truths," wrote Sargent.

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Giuliani can’t whine about ‘fair play’ when his boss is denying electoral fairness to the American people: columnist

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President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani has been raging against the impeachment investigation that came about, in large part, due to his own behavior. On Tuesday, he wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal lamenting that the impeachment process is "unprecedented, constitutionally questionable, and an affront to American fair play."

As Danielle Allen wrote for the Washington Post on Wednesday, Giuliani wanting to talk about "fair play" is a rich proposition.

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Trump made a ‘huge mistake’ talking to reporters about impeachment: Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann

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One of former special counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors explained on MSNBC how President Donald Trump made a "huge mistake" on Wednesday.

Andrew Weissmann, who is now an MSNBC legal analyst, was interviewed by Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press Daily."

The former federal prosecutor says Trump committed a blunder by denying a call with a Gordon Sondland staffer.

"Why is that?" Todd asked.

"Because he now can’t rebut it," Weissman replied.

"He has now said I don’t remember that phone call. So you’re going to have Sondland testifying to it. You’re going to have a staffer testifying to it," he explained. "If [Trump] doesn’t like their testimony, he’s going to have to say, 'Oh, now I remember that I didn’t say that.'"

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