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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg takes ‘full responsibility’ for anti-Semitic smears by Republican oppo firm — but won’t quit

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The social media advertising company Facebook dumped news at 5 p.m. eastern on the night before Thanksgiving.

Facebook was responding to the controversy over their hiring of a Republican opposition research firm to smear critics as anti-Antisemitic.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg took responsibility for the scandal — but did not announce her retirement.

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Facebook head of communications and policy Elliot Schrage admitted that the corporate Goliath did hire Definers Public Affairs, an opposition research company founded and directed by Republicans.

“We hired Definers in 2017 as part of our efforts to diversify our DC advisors after the election,” Schrage wrote in a statement.

Schrage also admitted the company asked Definers Public Affairs to do work against George Soros, but denied they asked them to “distribute or create fake news.”

Sandberg took ownership of the scandal, but did not resign.

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“I want to be clear that I oversee our Comms team and take full responsibility for their work and the PR firms who work with us,” she wrote. “I truly believe we have a world class Comms team and I want to acknowledge the enormous pressure the team has faced over the past year.”

Sandberg claimed, “it was never anyone’s intention to play into an anti-Semitic narrative against Mr. Soros or anyone else.”

Yet, Sandberg only apologized for the distraction.

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“I know this has been a distraction at a time when you’re all working hard to close out the year — and I am sorry,” she wrote. “Thanksgiving seems like the right time to say a big thank you once again.”


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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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