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Donald Trump offers deal to end shutdown and urges Congress to ignore ‘extreme voices’ in immigration fight

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump addressed the nation about what he calls “an ongoing tragedy” on the southern border.

In a live speech from the White House, Trump offered “a path forward” to Congress, in the form of a proposal he called “compassionate.”

Trump asked for: $805 million in “humanitarian” resources, $800 million in drug detection equipment, enough money to hire 2,000 new border patrol agents, funding for 75 new judges to hear asylum cases and funding for several hundred miles of wall.

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“Much of the border is already protected by natural borders such as mountains and water,” Trump said.

He also offered three years of relief for what he described as 700,000 DACA recipients that gave them access to social security numbers and work permits.

“I want this to end, it’s got to end right now,” Trump said. “These are not talking points… Our immigration system should be a source of pride, not a source of shame.”

Trump then said he wants to have “weekly bipartisan meetings” with Democrats to remake the American immigration system.

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Giuliani’s public invitation to Ukraine to interfere in US elections opened the door for other countries to run to Trump

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President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani turned heads with his bizarre, unhinged rant on national television that effectively urged Ukraine to continue trying to gather dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden — and for news outlets to take whatever they find seriously.

As Casey Michel wrote in The Daily Beast, even if this effort ultimately fails to turn up useful opposition research against Biden, this is a profoundly dangerous development for American democracy.

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Trump whistleblower needs to go directly to FBI because Bill Barr can’t be trusted: Ex-FBI director

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Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi blew up Donald Trump's claim that he is the victim of a "Ukraine Witchhunt."

He then added that the whistleblower who went to the inspector general with a serious charge against the president should take what he has and go to the FBI within a week if nothing happens.

"We've got to get to the bottom of this, and we can't rely on leaks and certain reporters getting certain tidbits of information," the ex-FBI man explained. "This needs to be explored and it's likely this could end up in a criminal investigation."

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Trump took out DNI head Dan Coats to install a new acting director in charge of whistleblowers: CIA veteran

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," a longtime veteran CIA official said the whistleblower, who ran to the inspector general with a complaint about Donald Trump asking Ukraine's president for dirt on Joe Biden, should expect the president and his aides to come after them.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Jonna Mendez said she saw the first warnings signs that something was up in the U.S. intelligence community when the president forced DNI head Dan Coats and his top deputy out.

"Through the lens of someone who spent 27 years at the CIA, the thing that caught my eye instantly was Dan Coats' resignation follow by Sue Gordon," Mendez explained. "The fact that Dan Coats went into a meeting and said 'Sue, you've got to resign' and that she did, truncating a career that clearly hadn't reached its zenith."

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