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MSNBC panel knocks ‘public hanging’ Republican senator for using the ‘Trumpian playbook’

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Interim Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) was ridiculed on MSNBC on Tuesday for using a “Trumpian playbook” to refuse to accept accountability after joking about public hangings.

Hyde-Smith’s comments were made in a U.S. Senate special election in Mississippi — while campaigning against a black opponent in a state infamous for lynchings.

Anchor Kasie Hunt played video of Hyde-Smith refusing to answer questions about the scandal, instead repeatedly falling back on a statement and insisting that is all she is going to say.

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“So this is a situation where she’s almost using a Trumpian playbook of — never apologize or back down or anything like that. But of course, her opponent in this runoff is an African-America man, former cabinet secretary out of Bill Clinton’s administration, Mike Espy.”

“In the Trump era, there is both a permission structure to say things that are perceived as inflammatory and that offend people, and there’s an expectation you don’t apologize if you’re on that side, because he has morphed that into a sign of weakness rather than a sign of what might otherwise be perceived as simple decency,” noted Bloomberg national reporter Sahil Kapur.

“It’s just stunning to me how … President Trump has tried to change the standards by which we judge this kind of speech,” Hunt concluded.

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McConnell is running a ‘scam’ to keep Bolton from testifying so Trump’s trial can end without any more damage: columnist

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According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to pull one over on the Democrats in his attempt to make sure former national security adviser John Bolton doesn't speak during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump -- and that Democrats should call his bluff.

Noting a CNN report that states, "A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump's threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case against subpoenas sought by Democrats for key witnesses and documents, a development that could bolster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of a swift end to the impeachment trial," as an excuse to keep Bolton at arms-length from testifying, the Wapo columnist said executive privilege may not be the stop-gap Republicans think it is.

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Columnist drops the hammer on ‘Stalinist’ GOP for running a bogus ‘show trial’ to exonerate Trump

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In a brutal column for the Daily Beast, longtime political observer Michael Tomasky went all-in on an attack on Republican senators for turning the impeachment trial of Donald Trump into a "Stalinist show trial" where the outcome is known before it even starts.

Reflecting on the impassioned case laid out by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) over the past three days, Tomasky wondered what it would take to get through to Republicans who seem uninterested in fulfilling their constitutional duties.

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‘Take her out!’ Leaked audio purportedly catches Trump demanding firing of Marie Yovanovitch

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An audio recording that has been reviewed by ABC News purportedly catches President Donald Trump demanding the firing of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

According to ABC News, the recording was made in April 2018, which was more than a year before Yovanovitch was finally ousted from her position. Additionally, ABC News reports that the recording was made by Igor Fruman, the now-indicted henchman of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who captured the president's voice during a private dinner where he also met with Fruman's co-conspirator, Lev Parnas.

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