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GOP leaders are livid after Trump ‘turned the Republican Party into the Party of Family Separation’: report

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Republicans on Capitol Hill are furious with the White House for perceived image damage caused by President Donald Trump’s policy of family separation along the southern border.

“It is very clear, if you look at statements from members of Congress, both the Senate and particularly vulnerable House Republicans, they understand this looks terrible,” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes noted, live from McAllen, Texas.

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“The reality is that particularly for these vulnerable Republicans, many of which are from states that have high immigrant populations, the images that we have seen, all the reporting, the audio of children screaming who have been separated from their parents, that’s something voters really relate to,” explained Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff. “This story is something that’s really urgent and really pressing for voters, particularly for independent and for swing voters.”

“So people on the Hill, especially House Republicans who are worried that their chamber is going to flip, are probably more concerned than they have been in recent weeks about the impact of this news cycle on their ability to keep the House under control,” she continued. “And they blame the White House for that.”

“They see this very much as the responsibility of the White House, the responsibility of the Justice Department, essentially taking the Republican Party and turning it into the Party of Family Separation,” Woodruff revealed.

Another MSNBC contributor, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, wondered if GOP leaders should have been surprised by Trump’s actions.

“This is who Donald Trump is, this is what he ran on, this is what he believes,” Parker reminded. “This is what he has been saying for decades before he got into politics.”

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Deutsche Bank busted in money-laundering scheme case

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Prosectors in Frankfurt have dropped their investigation into two Deutsche Bank employees who were accused of aiding tax evasion schemes in the Virgin Islands, due to "lack of suspicion." The institution has instead been fined for compliance lapses.

“With the closure of these proceedings it is clear that the prosecutors have not found any instances of criminal misconduct on the part of Deutsche Bank employees following the raid of our Frankfurt office in November 2018,” Deutsche Bank spokesman Joerg Eigendorf said in a statement.

“The investigation that has now been closed due to lack of sufficient suspicion had a heavy impact on Deutsche Bank last year,” he added. “It is true that the bank had weaknesses in its control environment in the past. We identified these weaknesses and we have addressed them in a disciplined manner.”

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North Carolina towns forced to cancel Christmas celebrations over fear of violence from right wing extremist groups

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Two North Carolina towns are canceling their annual Christmas celebration parades "amid fears of violence due to Confederate groups’ participation in the events," The Daily Beast reports.

Citing a “potential for violence,” for the first time in over 70 years the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina says it will have no Christmas parade. Garner, NC, has also canceled its Christmas parade.

The Daily Beast cites "reports that Garner had plans to include a float sponsored by a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans but said social-media posts led town officials to believe 'the event could be targeted for disruption.'"

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Giuliani’s deceitful Ukraine business web should leave everyone speechless

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I am not making this up, so fasten your seatbelts belts. It is all downhill from here in the ever-stranger Trump universe.

Moving to the global front pages is a company called Fraud Guarantee. Its co-owners, Ukrainian and U.S. nationals, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have held many meetings at the Washington, D.C. Trump Hotel with Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York city and the real-life version of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

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