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Nevada billionaire has now given the GOP over $100 million for midterm campaign efforts: report

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Republican super PACs are flush with cash after Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Mirian made gigantic contributions in September, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The Adelsons donated $25 million to the Senate Leadership Fund in September and another $32 million to other GOP super PACs, which are allowed to receive unlimited contributions.

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“The latest donation brings their total contributions to the midterms to at least $112 million — cementing their status as the biggest donors this election,” The Post reported.

Also during September, the leadership super PACs aligned with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) out-raised their Democratic counterparts $112 million to $74.7 million.

The leadership funds spent over $112 million on advertising, while their Democratic counterparts spent $37.7 million.

In 2017, President Donald Trump reportedly personally lobbied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to approve an Adelson casino project.

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘My guess’ is John Bolton is telling truth about Trump and Ukraine

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who once personally lobbied President Donald Trump to release the hold on military aid to Ukraine, seemed to give former national security adviser John Bolton some credibility while talking with reports on Monday.

Politico's Kyle Cheney reports that Johnson said that "my guess is John Bolton tells the truth," although he said he still wanted to hear the Trump administration's full case and also questioned the "exquisite" timing of the leak about Bolton's upcoming book, in which he reportedly says Trump told him he was holding up military aid to Ukraine until it agreed to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

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‘Cat is out of the bag’: Trump supporter Byron York reverses and says GOP must allow Bolton impeachment testimony

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The Washington Examiner's Byron York has long been sympathetic to President Donald Trump. He has repeatedly defended the president's conduct in Ukraine and attacked the Democratic case. Just a week ago, he penned a column criticizing the idea that Trump has been less cooperative in the impeachment trial than President Bill Clinton. And in particular, he has opposed Democratic demands for former National Security Adviser John Bolton to be called to testify against the president, saying, "if anything is covered by executive privilege, it would be the president's private conversations with his national security adviser about issues of foreign policy and national security."

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Mitt Romney: GOP senators ‘increasingly likely’ to call John Bolton to testify in impeachment trial

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John Bolton's book bombshell may have broken President Donald Trump's grip on the Republican Party.

The former national security adviser's forthcoming book "The Room Where It Happened" claims Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden, and GOP senators are publicly saying they want him to testify during the impeachment trial.

“I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton," said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).

.@SenatorRomney tells reporters just now: “I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton.”

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