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RNC head warns GOP lawmakers to steer clear of help from the Koch brothers after they criticize Trump

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The head of the Republican National Committee advised GOP lawmakers to keep their distance from longtime billionaire contributors, Charles and David Koch after the two criticized the party’s unwavering support of President Donald Trump over the weekend.

According to Politico, RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel sent out a memo on Thursday, criticizing the wealthy industrialists, saying they were putting their profits before the good of the country.

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“Some groups who claim to support conservatives forgo their commitment when they decide their business interests are more important than those of the country or Party,” she wrote before adding, “This is unacceptable.”

McDaniel also claimed that the RNC has long been suspicious of the brother’s political influence, including a database they maintain that has been used previously by Republican candidates to drive up donations in order to get elected.

“From the beginning, the RNC had concerns about any outside entity building a data operation to compete with ours because we knew they could potentially weaponize that data against Republicans if their business interests conflicted with electing Republicans,” McDaniel writes. “Sadly, our concerns were recently proven true.”

On Saturday, the Kochs met with fellow conservative heavyweight donors in Colorado where they expressed distaste with Trump’s tariffs and hinted they may back Democrats in the upcoming 2018 midterms.

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Resurfaced quotes come back to haunt Graham and Nunes on impeachment

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A video showing Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during the Clinton impeachment proceedings resurfaced this week, illustrating how the Judiciary Committee chairman has reversed his stance on impeachment now that an inquiry has been activated into President Donald Trump.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Graham, an ardent ally of President Trump, sponsored a resolution that has been co-signed by all but three Senate Republicans decrying the House impeachment probe. He told Fox News host Sean Hannity in October that any articles of impeachment against Trump should be “dismissed in the Senate without a trial.” He also called the impeachment inquiry proceedings a “lynching in every sense.”

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‘Covering for Trump!’ Conspiracy nuts turn on Bill Barr after he says Jeffrey Epstein definitely killed himself

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Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday said that he had seen direct evidence that accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein took his own life -- and conspiracy theorists at Reddit are not happy about it.

Barr told the Associated Press on Friday that Epstein's suicide wasn't the result of a nefarious plot, but rather what he described as a "perfect storm of screw-ups" that occurred at his detention facility over the summer.

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‘Insane and inane’: Devin Nunes’ closing remarks dismantled by Bloomberg columnist

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) ignored all the evidence presented in the impeachment hearings and instead asked viewers to accept an implausible counter-narrative about the whistleblower complaint that prompted the inquiry.

The House Intelligence Committee's ranking Republican gave a closing statement Thursday that laid out a timeline that he argued proved the complaint was made after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation failed to result in impeachment, reported Bloomberg's Jonathan Bernstein.

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