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Jared Kushner is ‘frustrated’ that Trump’s vindictiveness is causing him to ignore basic advice: report

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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner has grown “frustrated” with his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman explained to MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Tuesday.

“The people closest to him, the ones I talk to, say they do not feel the president is taking the seriousness of his legal situation appropriately,” Sherman reported. “That he doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation he now finds himself in as effectively an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Cohen case.”

“There was some sense in the beginning that there were adults in the room, the president has systematically gotten rid of the adults in the room,” Velshi noted. “Is there somebody governing strategy around the White House or is Donald Trump trying to protect himself from the whatever onslaught he happens to be facing?”

“Well Ali, you nailed it,” Sherman replied.

“Jared Kushner went to the president and said, ‘do not revoke John Brennan’s security clearance, this is going to backfire,'” he recounted.

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“And, according to my reporting, the president got, quote, ‘joy’ out of that decision,” Sherman explained.

“Jared Kushner came away from that exchange frustrated that not even basic advice is getting through to him because the president is pursuing his personal vendettas, as we saw with the McCain episode of not lowering the flags — that was grotesque — it was indicative that everyone around the president thinks he’s making bad decisions,” he reported.

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Hope Hicks may have lied under oath that she wasn’t present when Trump and Cohen discussed Stormy Daniels

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Newly unsealed documents in the campaign finance case where Michael Cohen pleaded guilty may provide evidence that Hope Hicks lied to Congress under oath.

According to the court documents, President Donald Trump, Hope Hicks and Cohen were all in communication about the hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Not only did Hicks discuss the payments with both men, she exchanged text messages and emails on the topic.

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White House aides fear Trump believes House vote against impeachment means it’s never going to happen: report

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A proposal to start impeachment hearings that failed in the House on Wednesday led Donald Trump to optimistically proclaim that his presidency is safe at his North Carolina rally last night. But his proclamation has some White House officials worried the president really believes he is out of the woods.

According to a report at Politico, close aides to the president worry that his comment that "we have all this [impeachment] behind us," may be based on an unfounded notion by Trump about how Congress works.

Speaking at his campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., Trump boasted to the crowd, "I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to kill the most ridiculous project I’ve ever been involved in: the resolution -- how stupid is that -- on impeachment. I want to thank those Democrats because many of them voted for us, the vote was a totally lopsided 332-95-1.”

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Trump campaign refuses to disavow crowd’s racist ‘send her back’ chants

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NPR reporter Tamara Keith on Thursday asked the Trump campaign if it wanted to disavow the racist "send her back" chant directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Wednesday night Trump campaign rally.

In response to Keith's question, Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh not only refused to disavow the chants, but then took the opportunity to attack the entire Democratic Party for being aligned with "socialism."

"The Squad, as they call themselves, are now the leaders of the Democrat Party," he replied. "Americans don’t like it when elected officials consistently disparage this country. All the Democrats are pushing socialist ideas that are terrible for America. They are all the same."

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