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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.

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.

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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.

“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.”

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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.”

You can read the whole Wall Street Journal report here. (Subscription required.)


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Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits

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Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.

Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.

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Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments

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If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.

And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.

His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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