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Charles Koch says he has ‘regret’ about backing some GOPers: ‘I don’t care’ if Democrats take back the House

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In a rare interview with reporters at a conference he is hosting in Colorado, billionaire conservative Charles Koch admitted that he may have backed some wrong Republicans in the past election, and wouldn’t object to the Democrats reclaiming the House from the GOP.

On Saturday, a spokesperson for Koch and his brother David, expressed anger at President Donald Trump’s trade war and the divisiveness he has brought to the country, saying it is bad for business.

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“The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage,” explained Koch  exec Brian Hooks told reporters. “When in order to win on an issue someone else has to lose, it makes it very difficult to unite people and solve the problems in this country. You see that on trade: In order to get to a good place on trade, convince the American people that trade is bad.”

During a surprise — and rare — chat with reporters on Sunday, Charles Koch doubled down by admitting he and his brother are taking a harder look at who they back in the future.

According to Tarini Parti from Buzzfeed News, she asked Koch about the protectionist policies adopted by the Trump administration and whether he regretted backing lawmakers who support them.  Koch admitted that in the future he would be “much stricter” about who he donated to and that he planned to hold anyone he backed “accountable.”

Asked if he would support Democrats, Koch replied, “I don’t care what initials are in front of or after somebody’s name,” and that a Democratic majority House was something he could live with.

According to CNN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell, Koch also took some responsibility for where the country has gone, saying, “We all bear responsibility” for the “divisiveness in the country,” but said, when asked about Trump: “I’m into hating the sin not the sinner.”

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You can see their tweets from the press availability below:

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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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