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Senior Justice Department lawyer resigns after Trump decides not to defend Obamacare in court

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It was announced last week that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court. As a result, Joel McElvain has submitted his resignation after 20 years of service to the department.

McElvain spent years working on the case and the decision reversed all of it, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. In 2013 he and his team were honored with an award for “exceptional service” from the Attorney General.

“This is the first I’m hearing it, and it’s a gut punch,” one person who worked with McElvain told The Post. “That will be a very big blow to the morale of the [agency’s] civil division, a really sad day for the Department of Justice, and a loss for the country.”

Jeff Sessions told the court and Congress that he made the decision with Trump’s blessing.

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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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Ted Cruz defends Trump by comparing him to Twitter trolls who tell him to go back to Canada

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday issued an unusual defense of President Donald Trump's racist remarks against four Democratic congresswomen by comparing the president to an internet troll.

According to Politico reporter Burgess Everett, Cruz deflected criticism of Trump's racist tweets against Reps. Rashiba Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by arguing that "lefties on Twitter every day" tell him to "go back" to Canada, where he was born in 1970.

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Former Trump communications aide admits to hiring prostitutes

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President Donald Trump's former communications aide Jason Miller admitted to hiring prostitutes in 2015 and 2017, an exclusive report revealed Tuesday.

Mediaite broke the news that Miller had hired "multiple" prostitutes for sexual acts at massage parlors. The comments were part of a videotaped deposition, and Miller confessed that he was using the sexual services as recently as "a few months ago" from the deposition he gave on May 30.

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