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Conservative law professor unloads on White House counsel Don McGahn for drafting Trump’s NDAs

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Adam White, a conservative professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and a research fellow at the right-wing Hoover Institute, found himself utterly appalled by new revelations that President Donald Trump has been trying to use nondisclosure agreements to silence former staffers who have since left his administration.

Trump on Monday tweeted out that estranged former ally Omarosa Manigault-Newman had already signed an NDA that he claimed should have guaranteed her silence after being fired from the White House last year.

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In response to this, New York Times reporter Julie Davis noted on Twitter that she had reported earlier this year that White House counsel Don McGahn had written up the NDAs under pressure from Trump — despite the fact that he knew that they would not be enforceable in a court of law.

Responding to Davis’ tweet, White said he was in shock that McGahn would stoop to writing up agreements aimed at intimidating and silencing government employees from speaking publicly.

“That’s astonishing,” White wrote. “It’s no answer to say, ‘he knew they were unenforceable.’ The White House Counsel shouldn’t in the business of writing unenforceable contracts for political reasons. Tell your client ‘no.'”


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Putin aims a weaponized barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

It was a masterful piece of trolling by the czar of trolls – a snide, disparaging jibe with an element of truth twisted into absurdity for maximum effect and laughs. At a joint press conference with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Ankara on Monday, Putin cast his bait into the volatile Persian Gulf region just days after devastating attacks on Saudi oil facilities exposed the limits of the Gulf kingdom’s expensive defense systems.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu losing election: reports

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In a surprising turn of events, exit polls in Israel show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu losing the election. The prime minister's voting block failed to reach a 61 seats majority in the Knesset.

According the to the Jerusalem Post, there is no clear winner in the election. However, Axios reports that Netanyahu has failed to secure a victory.

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