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Newt Gingrich dismisses BuzzFeed bombshell on Fox News: Trump not ‘dumb enough’ to order Cohen to lie

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went on “Fox & Friends” to do damage control for the latest bombshell report from BuzzFeed claiming that President Donald Trump ordered former “fixer” Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project.

When asked about the report by Fox host Brian Kilmeade, Gingrich took a page from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and attacked Michael Cohen’s credibility.

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“The news media will take any possible negative about Trump and maximize with, whether it’s true or not,” he said. “This is an absurdity! Can you imagine any president of the United States being dumb enough to say to somebody, ‘I’d like you to go over and lie to Congress.'”

In fact, the articles of impeachment written for former President Richard Nixon accused him of “approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counselling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States,” which is the same thing Trump would be guilty of if BuzzFeed’s report is accurate.

Kilmeade then asked Gingrich if his opinion of the story would change if law enforcement officials could produce emails and text messages corroborating the accusations against Trump.

“Text messages from who?” Gingrich asked incredulously. “Is it from Trump or is it from Cohen being wildly delusional?”

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Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute.

Der Spiegel, the German weekly magazine, published the findings Saturday, which were part of a federal study focused on "human biomonitoring" of 3 to 17-year-olds. Traces from 11 out of 15 plastic ingredients were found in the test samples.

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A historian of Nazi Germany explains why the divided opposition to Trump should terrify you

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As we witnessed in the third Democratic primary debate last week, Democratic presidential candidates are struggling to distinguish themselves from their party rivals and competing for endorsements. Their horizontal vision in these disagreements diverts their gaze from the peril we face as Donald Trump dismantles the norms that have guided our political life since 1776.

Whatever their differences, Democratic candidates must agree to broad principles related to key issues, for example, immigration, health care, and the growing wealth gap. A general consensus would leave plenty of room for healthy debates about implementation, but failure to emphasize shared ideals in relationship to two or three major questions will blunt Democrats’ offensive against a candidate whose campaign is based on slander and fear.

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Despite losing New Mexico by eight points in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and his campaign manager Brad Pascale are making big plans to win the state in 2020 -- and that has political observers baffled.

With Trump appearing in New Mexico on Monday night, Politico reports the president has his work cut out for him in a state that saw the GOP lose the governorship and one House seat in 2018.

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