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GOP strategist explains why Republicans will soon turn on Trump in wall fight

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President Donald Trump cannot win his standoff over the border wall because Democrats have no incentive to work with him on the unpopular proposal, Republican operative Shermichael Singleton said on MSNBC Saturday.

When Trump preemptively took responsibility for the shutdown, he made his bed, Singleton said.

“Every single legitimate poll that I’ve looked at has said that the American people do indeed blame Donald Trump and the Republican Party,” he said.

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Singleton said that as a Christian conservative he is offended by Trump’s callous attitude toward people affected economically by his shutdown.

“That does not benefit anyone, particularly many of the people who voted for Donald Trump himself, so I’m not certain how long he can continue to hold out,” he said. “Democrats have no mandate whatsoever to work with him at all on this.”

Trump’s own party will eventually turn on him, Singleton said.

“We are going to see more Republicans in the Senate say ‘You know what, I have an election coming up, I cannot risk continuing to support this, we need to make a compromise and re-open the government,” he said.

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Trump official busted inflating her resume to comical proportions — including phony Time magazine cover

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A senior State Department official has been caught falsifying her qualifications -- and even created a phony Time magazine cover with her own face on it.

Mina Chang, the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, falsely claimed to be a Harvard graduate and inflated the scope of her nonprofit organization's work, reported NBC News.

Chang, who joined the State Department in April, was connected to the administration by Brian Bulatao, a top official in the State Department and longtime friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Trump discussed WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone — and bragged more were coming: Rick Gates

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A key witness in Roger Stone's trial gave a first-hand account of President Donald Trump discussing WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone.

Rick Gates, who served as Trump's deputy campaign chairman and is a longtime associate of the imprisoned Paul Manafort, testified Tuesday that he heard the Republican nominee discuss WikiLeaks disclosures of stolen emails with Stone in a phone call during a car ride.

Stone, a longtime Trump associate and GOP operative, is standing trial on charges of obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as part of the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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New Republican impeachment strategy goes down in flames before first witness is called

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Republicans this week released a set of talking points on Ukraine that have already been refuted although the first impeachment hearing isn't until Wednesday.

According to Bloomberg, the talking points were distributed by Republican staffers on the House Intelligence Committee.

The July 25 summary of the call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure.”Both Zelenskiy and Trump have said there was no pressure on the call.The Ukraine government was not aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the July 25 call.Trump met with Zelenskiy, although not in the Oval Office, and U.S. security assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019 -- both of which occurred without Ukraine investigating Trump’s political rivals.

Democrats contend that the call record shows that President Donald Trump did ask Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky for a quid pro quo when he suggested that military aid would flow after Ukraine did a "favor" by investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

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