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Justice Department gives Trump buddy Sheldon Adelson a big present — despite government shutdown

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Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson continues to benefit from the presidency of his close friend Donald Trump.

Adelson reportedly received a $700 million windfall from the Republican tax cuts Trump signed into law. He then contributed over $112 million to help the GOP in the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump reportedly personally lobbied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to approve an Adelson casino project.

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And Trump awarded the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson, the casino magnate’s wife.

On the 24th day of Trump’s government shutdown, it appears Adelson may have once again benefited from his friend’s administration.

“The Justice Department late Monday issued a legal opinion that could further restrict online gambling even as some states have been moving to embrace it — a restriction long sought by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who controls one of the world’s largest casino empires,” The Washington Post reported Monday.

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued the opinion.

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Buzzfeed legal editor Chris Geidner was fascinated by the treatment Adelson received.

“DOJ is asking courts across the country to halt lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the administration’s actions due to the shutdown, but it managed to find time and resources to get done something that Sheldon Adelson wants,” Geidner tweeted.

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:

Dear Premier Khrushchev,

Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'

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‘I’d be open to it’: Trump voters warming up to impeachment as president’s Ukraine story unravels

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In one of the pieces that both the Washington Post and the New York Times are famous for, a visit to talk to Donald Trump voters outside the Beltway about how they feel about the president three years after the election reveals cracks in his support as more information becomes available about his Ukraine phone call that precipitated an impeachment inquiry.

According to the Post's report, they ventured out to Staten Island, or specifically: "New York’s 11th Congressional District, a swath of the country as good a place as any to gauge how a defining moment in American democracy is playing out."

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