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MSNBC’s Morning Joe scorches Mitch McConnell for urging Dems to ‘quit showboating’ and pay for Trump’s wall

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough shamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for cynically calling on congressional Democrats to compromise with President Donald Trump on the border wall.

The Kentucky Republican urged his Democratic colleagues to stop “showboating” and help the president negotiate a deal to end the government shutdown.

“Enough political spite,” McConnell tweeted. “Enough showboating for ‘the Resistance.’ The President has produced a fair compromise that pairs full-year government funding with immigration policy priorities from both sides. It’s time to make a deal.”

The “Morning Joe” host replied to McConnell’s tweet late Wednesday, reminding the Senate majority leader he had blocked former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for nearly a year in an unprecedented legislative challenge of executive power.

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“Merrick Garland. Now,” Scarborough tweeted. “Merrick Garland. Forever.”

“You killed the albatross,” he added. “Wear it around your neck and keep lectures on obstruction and showboating to yourself.”

Scarborough, a former Republican lawmaker who has left the party over Trump, has previously criticized McConnell for “changing history” by lying about blocking Garland.

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Trump picks Antonin Scalia’s son to replace disgraced former Labor Secretary: report

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On Thursday, NPR reported that President Donald Trump is naming Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to take over as Secretary of Labor.

Scalia, who served on the court from 1986 to his death in 2016, was known as one of the staunchest conservatives on the bench. His seat was deliberately kept vacant by Republicans for over a year to deny President Barack Obama the ability to make an appointment to it.

The Department of Labor was until this month run by former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta, who resigned in disgrace amid renewed questions about his role in brokering a potentially illegal sweetheart plea agreement with hedge fund manager and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

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DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report

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Federal prosecutors decided to close the investigation into the 2016 criminal hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that benefitted the Trump campaign because, in part, of the policy that prevents the indictment of a sitting president, according to a new report from USA Today citing an anonymous source.

Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the violation of campaign finance law. He said that he carried out the effort in coordination with and at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump in order to increase his chances of victory in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump’s Pentagon spokeswoman forced staff to run errands — and even help her adopt a foster child: report

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On Thursday, the Department of Defense Inspector General released a scathing report on ex-Pentagon spokesperson Dana White, the result of an investigation that began last year following ethics complaints from her staff.

The IG concluded that White used federal staffers to help her run personal errands both during and outside of work hours. Officials were forced to book her personal travel, deliver lunch and snacks to her office, act as her chauffeur, handle her dry cleaning, and book a makeup artist to come to her house.

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