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Trump VA pick Jackson withdraws from consideration after drinking and personal conduct accusations

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President Donald Trump’s pick to head up the Veterans Administration has withdrawn his name for consideration after he was deluged with accusations of drinking, abusive conduct towards subordinates and over-prescribing medications, reports CNN.

According to sources  — and a detailed list of accusations released by Democrats — Jackson provided such “a large supply” of Percocet to a White House Military Office staff member that it threw his own medical staff “into a panic” when he couldn’t account for the drug, and reportedly “wrecked a government vehicle” while driving drunk after a Secret Service going away party.

Jackson had been scheduled to testify before the Senate panel on Wednesday, but that the session was postponed after allegations were levied against Jackson early in the week.

The White House had been buffeted with accusations that Jackson had not been properly vetted before Trump proposed his personal doctor to take over the embattled agency.

 

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Experts discuss the distorted impeachment debate at a propaganda forum — and how real debate can untangle it

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“Would you be upset if the Democratic nominee called on China to help in the next presidential election?” That’s the concrete question we should ask ourselves about Robert Mueller's report and the issue of impeachment, according to University of California, Santa Cruz, social psychologist Anthony Pratkanis, speaking at a recent Zócalo Public Square event, “Is Propaganda Keeping Americans From Thinking for Themselves?

This was a week before President Trump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, apparently welcoming foreign interference in the 2020 election. Impeachment wasn’t the ostensible subject of the event — which also featured Texas A&M historian of rhetoric Jennifer Mercieca and UCLA marketing scholar and psychologist Hal Hershfield — but it was never far from mind.

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GOP leaders in open warfare with Trump’s White House as another government shutdown looms

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According to a report in the Washington Post, GOP leaders are at an impasse with the White House on future budget concerns as President Donald Trump's chief of staff -- which is leading to fears of another government shutdown.

The report states, "GOP leaders have spent months cajoling President Trump in favor of a bipartisan budget deal that would fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal."

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Trump Twitter-snarls at ‘Impeachment Day’ protesters as the product of ‘Radical Left Democrats’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Impeachment Day protesters on Twitter on Sunday morning, downplaying their efforts after seeing a report on Fox News.

Taking to Twitter the president wrote, "Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem - almost nobody showed up. “The Media admits low turnout for anti-Trump rallies ...saying enough. Democrat voters want to hear the politicians talking about issues. This is a huge distraction and will only help Donald Trump get elected. 'Greatest President since Ronald Reagan' said a counter-protester. LehighValleyLive."

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