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Ronny Jackson’s alleged day drinking ‘might explain’ his bizarre press conference claiming Trump’s not obese: MSNBC

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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affiars, may have partially confirmed some of the allegations against him, an Associated Press reporter suggested on Deadline: White House Tuesday.

Dr. Jackson has been accused of day drinking while on the job.

That fact may be related to his bizarre press conference boasting of Trump’s “genes” and physical fitness, MSNBC suggests.

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In January, Dr. Jackson reported that Trump is six feet and three inches (75″) tall and weighs 239 lbs, one inch taller than on his 2012 driver’s license issued by the state of New York.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Body Mass Index (BMI) lists somebody with such measurements “overweight.”

If Trump had been a single pound heavier or inch shorter, he would be considered medically obese.

Jackson even went out of his way to declare Trump as “not obese.”

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“Honestly, anyone that says that I weighed less than I do would get any job he wanted,” host Nicolle Wallace joked.

“If the allegations are true, that suggested he was drinking on the job, that might explain that press conference,” AP White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire replied.

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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

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Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

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On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

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FBI arrests far-right extremist who talked about ‘bombing a major U.S. news network’: report

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The FBI has arrested a member of the United States Army who allegedly talked about plans to carry out acts of violence in the U.S.

According to ABC News' Mike Levine, the arrested man "allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs."

Levine also reports that the arrested man also made mention of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made headlines during a recent primary debate by saying he wanted to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s. It is not known at this time if the man made a direct threat to O'Rourke, however.

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