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Fox News segment attacking Pelosi falls apart after prominent conservative says a blue wave is basically inevitable

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A Fox News panel that was intended to discuss the problems that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was allegedly causing for the Democratic Party turned into a conversation about Republicans’ facing a massive defeat in November.

Fox News host Bill Hemmer started the discussion Friday morning by stating that Democrats had a “Pelosi problem” which was “weighing” them down.

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“Look, I think Nancy Pelosi should have gone a long time ago. I do think she is a problem with Democrats. You wouldn’t have many Democrats saying they won’t vote for her [as Speaker of the House], not answering the question,” said National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg.

“But that actually cuts both ways. This actually lets a lot of Democrats … in purple-ish districts say, ‘Hey, look, I’m not part of those guys.'”

“We saw that in Ohio,” Hemmer interjected. “Didn’t we?”

“Look how close that was,” Goldberg replied.” That should not have been a close race. In a lot of ways, I think the blue wave as already happened. When you have, what, 41 retirements – and historically, open seats go to the party out of power wildly disproportionally. So I think the Democrats take back the House.”

Emily Tisch Sussman of Glam Up The Midterms and Vote Vets later added that the GOP’s attacks on Pelosi showed they were desperate.

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“If that is the best you can do — it is trying to bait people to elections,” she said, “because they know Republicans are not energized by where the party is right now.”

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Chuck Schumer wants John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney to testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants top administration officials to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial in the new year.

"In a letter sent on Sunday evening to McConnell, the majority leader, Schumer says Senate Democrats want to hear testimony from four administration witnesses, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton," Politico reported. "There is almost no chance Senate Republicans would vote to subpoena those witnesses without assent from the White House and calling their own preferred witnesses."

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Supreme Court timeline on Trump’s taxes gives time for Manhattan prosecutors to file charges: Former US Attorney

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Former U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah tweeted a recent report that the U.S. Supreme Court would be taking up President Donald Trump's case to keep his taxes away from investigators.

That case between Trump and Congress invokes a 1924 law that says the Ways and Means Committee has the authority to seek tax returns. Rocah mocked the president for being "so shady, so corrupt, so unlawful, that you’re willing to fight the release of your tax returns all the way to the Supreme Court."

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Trump has spent 50 years trying to live up to his father — now his presidency will forever be stained: MSNBC panelist

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Rev. Al Sharpton said during his MSNBC show Sunday that the legacy of impeachment will forever be a stain on President Donald Trump's presidency. While a Democratic strategist pointed to Trump's history of always falling short.

"The fact is I've known Donald Trump for 35 years," Sharpton said during a panel discussion. "Marched on him after the Central Park Five. Had other times he would try to be a Democrat, would come to our National Action Network conventions. One of the things that is core to him is that he's always fought for legitimacy. He was never looked at as a peer by the legitimate business community in New York and around the country. Now for him to be impeached, even if he's not convicted and removed, it gives him the imprimatur from here out that he's illegitimate. There will always be the asterisk on his name that schoolchildren will read. Is this the reason we're seeing 170-some-odd tweets from Mr. Trump that he is feeling at the core that his legitimacy as a president will be permanently stained?"

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