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‘It’s a matter of when’: Trump confidant warns the president is about to nuke the Justice Department

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According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, a White House insider who has spoken with President Donald Trump claims the firing of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is imminent.

In a week that saw the office and home of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen raided, the president has grown even more furious with his two top Justice Department officials. Sessions and Rosenstein were instrumental in the appointment of Robert Mueller, who made a referral on Cohen to federal prosecutors in New York.

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Trump has repeatedly been highly critical of Sessions for recusing himself in the FBI’s investigation that allowed Rosenstein to appoint Mueller to look into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — which has since expanded into inquiries into alleged financial crimes committed by Trump associates.

According to the Journal, Trump began the week in “extreme frustration,” after learning about Cohen raid and that his mood has not improved since.

A White House official is now claiming Mueller, “appears to have gone from looking at Russian meddling to a quixotic search for the blue dress”— a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s stained dress that led to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings —  which has the Oval Office in an uproar.

The Journal spoke with two people who claim they have spoken to the president this week and said they felt Trump is close to booting both Sessions and Rosenstein in a purge of the Justice Department, setting the stage for shutting down the Mueller investigation.

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“It’s a matter of when, not if,” admitted one Trump confidante, with another one stating, “Eventually, it will happen.”

The source added, that the Cohen raid — reportedly signed off on by Rosenstein —  was “not good for the long-term relationship between the president and Sessions and Rosenstein.”

According to an NBC News report, Rosenstein is confiding that he fully expects his firing to come soon, stating, “Here I stand,” a reference to Martin Luther’s famous quote, “Here I stand, I can do no other.”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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