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Trump allies say he’s signing his own ‘death warrant’ if he dumps accused sexual assailant Brett Kavanaugh

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Even if President Donald Trump wanted to drop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he is unlikely to do so because it would severely depress his base’s turnout in the upcoming midterm elections.

The Daily Beast reports that Trump allies are advising the president to stick by his nominee, despite the fact that he’s now been publicly accused of attempted rape by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford.

“A withdrawal would be disastrous for Trump,” said one operative who worked on the president’s 2016 campaign. “You take away the whole ‘We’re sick of winning’ message. That’s a huge, marquee, top-line loss.”

Another White House official was even more blunt about what would happen if Trump dropped Kavanaugh, going so far as to describe it as a “death warrant” for his presidency.

Another longtime Trump ally told the Daily Beast that Trump’s surprising restraint — and his unwillingness so far to publicly attack Ford — shows he knows the potential peril he faces if this nomination blows up.

“I don’t think the president ever gets scared, but it shows us the seriousness of what we’re heading into this week,” the Trump ally explained. “I thought for sure he’d come out swinging. The fact that he didn’t means he knows how serious this is. We very rarely hear that tone from him.”

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.

About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.

But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.

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Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon

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When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.

And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.

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