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Former Republican congressman David Jolly makes brutal point about the GOP Senate and Jeffrey Epstein

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David Jolly, a former Republican lawmaker from Florida, scorched the current state of the GOP Senate majority on Twitter.

The former congressman, who represented Florida’s 13th Congressional District from 2014-2017 but left the GOP in September, has been an outspoken critic of his former party in the age of Trump — and he blasted his former party on Twitter as morally vacuous.

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“Let’s be honest, if Jeffrey Epstein was Trump’s next nominee for the Supreme Court, every Republican Senator would vote to confirm him,” Jolly tweeted.

Epstein, a billionaire financier convicted of sex crimes in 2008, has returned to the news after the Miami Herald investigated a secret plea agreement reached with former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta — now President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor.

Senate Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in October despite credible sexual assault allegations against him, and Trump endorsed credibly accused child predator Roy Moore last year for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Epstein, a friend of Trump, former president Bill Clinton, Trump apologist Alan Dershowitz and many other rich and powerful men, was accused of sexual assault by dozens of girls and young women, but pleaded guilty to served just 13 months in jail after prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.

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Some of his victims are suing to undo the plea agreement, which they argue violated the federal Crime Victims Act because they were not consulted.


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New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump

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An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.

Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.

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Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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Trump is openly colluding with Ukraine to smear Biden

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President Donald Trump is defending his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one that recent media reports suggest may have been made in order to dig up dirt about one of Trump's likeliest and strongest opponents in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This article first appeared on Salon.

"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

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