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Vulnerable House Republican now faces an ethics investigation that could kill his chances

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The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into Iowa Republican Rod Blum — a congressman considered to be one of the “most vulnerable” in the House.

Roll Call reported Tuesday that the committee is looking into allegations raised by a February Associated Press report claiming Blum’s top staffer was featured in a fake testimonial for a company he owned and failed to disclose on his financial disclosure forms.

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Along with issuing a statement announcing its investigation, the House Ethics Committee also published a document Tuesday “clarifying” the House’s guidelines on members personally endorsing or promoting “organizations, products, or services where they have a financial interest.”

The report noted that the congressman called the investigation a “crusade of personal destruction” from the “radical left.”

“In my case they scream ‘ETHICS VIOLATION!’ over a clerical error on a form,” Blum wrote. “Once this minor error was brought to my attention, I immediately self-reported to the Ethics Committee and apologized.”

Last week, Politico reported that the National Republican Congressional Committee is considering cutting off funding to “lost cause” candidates — and Blum was considered chief among them.

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Over the weekend, American Ledger also reported that the Iowa Republican is allegedly a moderator of the same conspiracy-filled “Tea Party” Facebook group as Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

After the report about the Facebook group was published and the AP requested comment about it, Blum tweeted the name, phone number and email address of the same reporter who wrote about his alleged ethics violation in February, Splinter reported.

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Is Mitt Romney about to run for president if Trump is impeached?

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) sat down with Axios for their HBO show Sunday and seemed incredibly moderate for a Utah senator.

Axios asked Romney about President Donald Trump's issues with non-white people, which Romney agreed seemed to be a problem.

"The places where I would be most critical of the president would be in matters that were divisive, that appeared to be appealing to racism or misogyny," said Romney. "And those are the kinds of things I think that have been most, most harmful long term to the foundation of America's virtuous character."

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Trump unravels over Ukraine call in extensive thread– then blames Democrats

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President Donald Trump continued to unravel over the call he had with Ukraine on July 25.

"This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the “informant?” All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People? I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?"

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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