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Republican and Democratic strategists wreck Trump’s ‘deplorable’ attack on retired general’s military service

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President Donald Trump has been cooped up in the White House as the government shutdown continues. With no end in sight, Trump has tweeted attacks towards Democrats and retired generals.

On Tuesday, CNN’s Panel Browns’s panel bashed Trump as “deplorable” after he attacked four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

While interviewing with ABC’s Martha Raddatz, McChrystal said he would never join Trump’s team because he is immoral.

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“I think it is important for me to work with people who are basically honest,” he said.

Trump responded to McChrystal criticism on Twitter.

Republican strategist Dough Hey and Democratic strategist David Jacobson said that Trump, who claims to love the armed services, should not be attacking retired generals.

“Clearly, Donald Trump is a fan of people who are Donald Trump fans. That’s no surprise. Folks talk about how Donald Trump is a counter-puncher. He never misses a chance to punch below his weight. You are the leader of the free world, it’s not a good policy,” Heye said.

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“It’s deplorable, reckless and unbecoming of a president of the United States. These are decorated war heroes who risked their lives for our country. Donald Trump shouldn’t be talking about decorated military vets when he deferred from the draft,” Jacobson said.

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Chinese fans grieve for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

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NBA star Kobe Bryant's death triggered an outpouring of grief on Monday in China, where he was beloved by fans, with a hashtag of the news drawing more than a billion views.

Nine people were killed in a helicopter crash including Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday.

Basketball is arguably the most popular sport in China, and Bryant -- a five-time NBA champion who blogged for Chinese internet giant SINA in 2009 -- was among the first American stars to garner a large fan base in the country.

He remained popular in China after his retirement in 2016, frequently engaging via social media with Chinese fans.

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Bolton’s firsthand evidence puts senators in the difficult position of believing ‘bizarro’ Trump team argument: Legal experts

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Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe agreed that the recent revelations from John Bolton, puts Republicans in a difficult position. Bolton's manuscript confirmed that President Donald Trump's bribery scheme puts senators in the difficult position of being faced with firsthand witnesses they've tried to block.

Republicans were given multiple opportunities to agree that they would like to hear witnesses and new evidence as part of the impeachment trial in the Senate, but each time, they voted against it. But with the news Bolton released Sunday night, it forces senators to acknowledge they deny even firsthand evidence of Trump's guilt.

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Democratic senator says she gets more ‘disheartened’ every day hearing GOP deny evidence and witnesses

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Day after day, Republicans senators find new excuses to dismiss the evidence they hear that in any courtroom would convict an ordinary American citizen. It was enough to make normally happy Sen. Debbie Stabenow (R-MI) feel "disheartened" by the whole process.

"As somebody from Michigan, we believe in commonsense, and you can't look at all this and say, 'is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?'" said Stabenow. "And you can't look at this and say, 'Is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?' All of this coming out over and over again. I'll never forget Adam Schiff on the floor saying to all of us, 'Nobody's saying, well, gosh, Donald Trump would never do that.' The truth is it's all about will he get away with it? It's all about, are they going to be successful in hiding it and so on?"

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