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Trump is trying to squirm out of impeachment by ‘poisoning the jury pool of the American people’: CNN analyst

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CNN political analyst Molly Ball said Thursday that President Donald Trump is growing more worried about impeachment, and is trying to “poison the jury pool” by any means possible before House and Senate leaders try to get rid of him.

“Have we done from ‘he didn’t do it’ to ‘it’s probably not illegal’ to ‘if you come after us, we’ll come after you?'” asked Poppy Harlow noting an implicit threat from Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani in an interview with the New York Times.

“And everybody does it, right? This is in a way typical Rudy bluster,” Ball laughed, saying Giuliani was trying “to move the goal post on what exactly constitutes acceptability.”

Ball said that the president has been “very straightforward about what he’s doing”.

“He is trying to poison the jury pool of the American people,” she said, adding that the effort had been effective to some extent. “He’s trying to make the Mueller investigation so unpopular with the public as a whole that they agree with the president, that it is a partisan witch hunt and therefore that anything that elected leaders in the House and Senate would do to pursue something like impeachment would be seen as illegitimate.”

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Elections 2016

Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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2020 Election

Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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