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Trump keeping closest White House advisers in the dark on how he will end the shutdown: ‘No one knows what he will do’

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According to a report in Politico, Donald Trump’s closest advisers in the White House are completely in the dark as to how the president will end the shutdown.

Citing four staffers in the White House who wished to remain anonymous, the report claims that no one knows if the president will go through with his threat to declare a national emergency or if he has some alternative plan to get the budget impasse over his wall solved.

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“No one knows what he will do, and the president has not decided yet, so it keeps everyone guessing,” explained one Republican close to the White House. “This could go on another week and he could declare an emergency, or this will go on until February.”

Trump reportedly has nothing on his schedule for Sunday that indicates any movement on his battle over funding his wall that has idled over 800,000 federal workers, as he has spent the weekend tweeting at Democrats that he is sitting in the White House alone and waiting.

Politico reports that Trump aide Stephen Miller is pushing hard for the national emergency declaration, but that some White House advisers and lawyers are urging caution.

According to the report, “Trump’s advisers were unsure of the political ramifications of diverting money from disaster relief projects in places like Puerto Rico, one option the administration has explored.”

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These 7 details from the damning Sharpiegate report show it was a dark omen of Trump’s destructive potential

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While it was dismissed by some as an overhyped media obsession, the presidential scandal that has come to be known as "Sharpiegate" was, in fact, an early warning sign of the truly catastrophic potential of Donald Trump.

The story arose out of Hurricane Dorian, which began its deliberate march up toward the East Coast of the United States in late August and early September of 2019. It ravaged the Bahamas, and officials feared the damage it could inflict stateside. But then came a Trump tweet on Sept. 1, and later comments to reporters, in which he warned that Alabama was in the storm's path. He said it was among the states "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."

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Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finally caved in to pressure to release the actual numbers of coronavirus cases in the state's hospitals.

Until Friday, DeSantis had refused to reveal the true numbers, leaving many in the state unaware of just how bad the cases were. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a whopping 7,000 Floridians are in hospitals hoping they survive the virus.

"The data, which for the first time breaks down the number of people in the hospital with coronavirus, was promised by the state two weeks ago," the report explained.

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.

Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."

"He has been intellectually overestimated from day one. He is not a mastermind of anything," said Wallace. "He is Donald Trump's body man."

She cited "well-sourced spin" coming from the White House Friday evening, because there were people that she said were "enlisted" with trying to talk Trump out of commuting Roger Stone's sentence. She anticipated that Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone may huff and puff about the act, but that they won't quit over it. "And we should remember their names forever. They are all accomplices in the greatest corruption of one of the most sacred powers."

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