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MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance details how Trump is mimicking Putin’s rise to power

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MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance explained how President Donald Trump is mimicking the political rise of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin by firing FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

“You know, I’ve been saying for some time that this White House is operating precisely as Vladimir Putin did when he rose to power,” Nance explained on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber. “Whenever he met an obstacle, he met a person who was in front of him who had power, he removed that power away from him.”

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“He didn’t care what the results of that were,” Nance observed.

“You know, I have joked from time to time that there’s a rat in the White House, a Russian advisory team,” he continued. “And that actually was a strategy that the Russians used against the CIA and the FBI — discredit the leadership, make people not trust their word.

“Donald Trump has learned that lesson, he knows that there’s two parts to this story,” Nance suggested. “There is a legal side and he probably will be caught up in… the legal technicalities of obstruction of justice. But he’s also playing this sort of worldwide professional wrestling side where he is playing to the crowd and he is trying to discredit the leadership of the FBI personally.”

“He knows that at some point, they’re going to be bought as witnesses and this is critical for him,” Nance concluded.

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Mulvaney lawyer denies Mick was ‘so heavily involved’ — despite his White House briefing room confession

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was referenced multiple times during Dr. Fiona Hill's testimony Thursday, but Mulvaney's lawyer said he doesn't understand why.

"We have no idea why Ms. Hill believes Mr. Mulvaney was so heavily involved, especially in light of Ambassador Sondland’s contrary testimony," said Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, quoting a statement from Robert Driscoll.

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1197633921065930753

As former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance pointed out, Hill recalled during her testimony how angry she was about Sondland not briefing her. She said that after hearing his testimony Wednesday and learning he was briefing Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Mulvaney and President Donald Trump. She then decided he was correct-they had separate missions and Sondland was on a domestic political errand.

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RNC blew nearly $100,000 to help put Trump Jr’s book on the bestseller list

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A new Federal Elections Commission filing unearthed by New York Times reporter Nick Confessore shows that the Republican National Committee blew nearly $100,000 to help promote Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered."

According to the filing, the RNC made a $94,800 payment to bookseller Books-a-Million on October 29th this year, which was just days before Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" was released on November 5th.

An RNC spokesman confirmed to Confessore that "the expenditure was connected to their promotion of Don Trump Jr.'s book."

The RNC had previously claimed that it didn't make a bulk purchase but had only been "ordering copies to keep up with demand" of the book. When asked by Confessore how they could claim they weren't making bulk purchases when they bought roughly $100,000 worth of books, the RNC simply replied, "We stand by our statement."

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David Holmes blows up one of Trump’s key defenses in Ukraine extortion scheme

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David Holmes blew up one of the central arguments in the impeachment defense of President Donald Trump.

The president's Republican allies have argued that Ukraine was not aware that congressionally approved aid had been held up by the White House as Trump demanded an investigation of Joe Biden, but Holmes explained why that's wrong, reported the Washington Post.

Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, told congressional investigators that Ukrainian officials seemed to have figured out that the pause, which had been reported in late August by Politico, was related to Trump's call for an investigation.

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