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Top Pentagon official under investigation for corruption of power: report

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The Pentagon’s chief spokeswoman, Dana White, is under investigation by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General for abusing her power, reported CNN.

White is under investigation after complaints surfaced that she was misusing her support staff. White made employees run her personal errands such as fetching her laundry, running to the pharmacy, get her lunch or snacks, drive her to work, pick up a pair of pantyhose and working on her mortgage paperwork.

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She then allegedly retaliated against those who complained about the requests.

“A DoD official may not direct or request subordinates to use official time to perform any activities other than official activities,” the Pentagon ethics standards read.

The inspector general’s office declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. White has not been charged at this point.

Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr noted that there is no evidence Sec. Jim Mattis knew about the incident. She told CNN’s Jake Tapper she had witnessed him picking up his own dry cleaning.

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Harvard’s Laurence Tribe nails Alan Dershowitz for mischaracterizing what ‘abuse of power’ actually means

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President Donald Trump's lawyer Alan Dershowitz took to the Senate podium Monday to explain that the president absolutely did what he's being accused of, he just shouldn't be impeached for it.

Dershowitz argued that Trump cares so much about corruption that his actions in Ukraine were about foreign policy, not for Trump's own personal purposes. It's a fact that doesn't hold up to evidence, as Trump has never once indicated in all of his years in office or in the campaign that he cared about corruption in the Ukraine or anywhere else.

In fact, according to a new book, Trump advocated the opposite.

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Alan Dershowitz’s ‘sleight of hand’ Trump defenses blown to bits by legal analyst

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On Monday, as former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz delivered his defenses of President Donald Trump to the Senate, legal analyst Elie Mystal fact-checked and debunked his "sleight of hand" arguments in real time:

All right let's do this: Sleight of hand #1: Dersh says he will analyze why the Framers chose the words they did as "the sole criteria for impeachment."

Nope, nothing in the doc says "SOLE CRITERIA." That's a trick he learned from FedSoc, requiring textual fealty.

— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 28, 2020

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New Bolton bombshell implicates Bill Barr in Trump’s corruption with China and Turkey: report

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Yet another huge bombshell was revealed to be included in manuscript for the upcoming book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton titled The Room Where it Happened.

"John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton," New York Times correspondents Micheal Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported Monday evening.

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