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Longtime Trump confidante Tom Barrack questioned by Mueller team over financial matters and Paul Manafort: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have interviewed billionaire investor Tom Barrack, Jr., the Associated Press reported on Saturday.

Barrack, the CEO of Colony NorthStar, is a close friend of President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press report was based on three sources, who were granted anonymity.

One source said the questioning focused upon former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates.

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A second source said the questioning also included financial matters concerning the campaign, transition and inauguration.

“Barrack has rare access and insight into Trump going back decades, since their days developing real estate,” the A.P. explained. “Barrack played an integral role in the 2016 campaign as a top fundraiser at a time when many other Republicans were shunning the upstart candidate. Barrack later directed Trump’s inauguration.”

The Associated Press added that “few witnesses have as much insight into the president’s lengthy business career and all facets of his campaign and administration as Barrack.”

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‘We’re in deep trouble’: FBI veterans fear Trump’s attacks will lead to violence against agents

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Law enforcement veterans fear President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on them are putting investigators in physical danger.

The president regularly attacks the FBI and other investigators at his campaign rallies -- where he calls them "human scum" -- and on his Twitter feed, where he regularly accuses them of treason, reported the Washington Post.

Those crude attacks have consequences, said one former FBI agent.

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‘Dems wanted out!’ Trump brags after GOP ‘warriors’ drag out impeachment to 14-hour marathon

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President Donald Trump gloated hours ahead of a House vote on impeachment.

The president tweeted out praise for the Republican "warriors" who pounded the table and disrupted Thursday's marathon hearing, which lasted about 14 hours, and insisted Democrats had no case to impeach him over his actions toward Ukraine.

"The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday," Trump tweeted. "It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!"

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The GOP’s top excuses for Trump’s behavior are all BS: Conservative commentator

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In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis ripped into Republicans and conservatives alike for their "bullsh*t" defenses of Donald Trump as he faces impeachment.

On the day after the GOP argued and disrupted the House Judiciary Committee -- dragging it out to 14-hours -- Lewis expressed his disgust at their tactics and called out five of what he called their most "pernicious" lies.

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