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Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson ‘wrecked a government vehicle’ while intoxicated : NY Times

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The New York Times has just published a report that reveals even more allegations of improper and dangerous behavior by the man President Donald Trump insists be confirmed to head the Veterans Administration.

Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson “got intoxicated and ‘wrecked a government vehicle,’ according to the summary” drafted by the Democratic staff of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

 Dr. Jackson also “provided ‘a large supply’ of Percocet, a prescription opioid, to a White House military office staff member, throwing his own medical staff ‘into a panic’ when the medical unit could not account for the missing drugs,” the report indicates.
“A nurse on his staff said Dr. Jackson had written himself prescriptions, and when caught, he asked a physician assistant to provide the medication,” the summary also says, according to The Times.

Earlier Wednesday White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that “Because Dr. Jackson has worked within arm’s reach of three presidents, he has received more vetting than most nominees.”

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Trump campaign brags Mexico is paying for an imaginary wall — while Americans are stuck with the very real tab

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On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," Ari Melber confronted Marc Lotter, a campaign official with President Donald Trump's 2020 efforts, on his broken promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Lotter's response was to insist that Mexico was, in fact, paying for a wall — sort of.

"Donald Trump assured everyone, including his base, he says is going to be key, he promised them one thing about the wall. You know what it is. He promised them that somebody else would pay for it," said Melber, playing clip after clip of Trump saying Mexico would pay. "As president, Donald Trump has fought hard, shut down the government, and even used executive powers to seize funds to make Americans pay for the wall. Do you think that's sort of the toughest broken promise for the re-election campaign?"

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Roger Stone ‘is going to jail’: Ex-prosecutor explains how it could blow open the legal case against Trump

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Longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone is headed to jail, a former federal prosecutor explained on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber on Thursday.

"News in the Roger Stone criminal case, federal prosecutors tonight say Stone has broken his gag order, allegedly again," Melber reported.

"This judge has been somewhat resistant to put Stone in jail the way many other defendants are treated around the country. In fact, even after he posted a picture of the judge herself next to what many interpreted as crosshairs, she provided him a second chance," he explained.

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Hope Hicks admitted she didn’t ask Trump if hush payments happened — before public denial during the 2016 election

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On Thursday, CNN's Manu Raju reported that one of the topics of discussion in ex-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks' closed-door testimony to the House Judiciary Committee was the payoffs to women facilitated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, who is currently serving a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

During the course of that questioning, Hicks made a startling admission.

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