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Trump takes press to the border where residents say the president has no idea what he’s talking about

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President Donald Trump reportedly told television anchors that he didn’t want to make his national address Tuesday and he really didn’t want to go to the border on Thursday.

The trip has already proven to be a disaster for the president as he delivered the media to a border that is not being attacked with a crisis.

CNN’s Jim Acosta stood at the razor-wire fence between the United States and Mexico, panning the camera east and west. The breeze blowing hard across the open plain was the only movement. There wasn’t a person in sight. There was no crowd knocking down fences. There were no coyotes sneaking people through the fence.

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“I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation…at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today,” Acosta said into his cell phone camera.

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“There’s no sign of the national emergency the president is talking about,” Acosta said.

He interviewed Nadine, who has lived in the McAllen, Texas area for about 10 years. She’s never seen any of what Trump has described happening on the border.

Talking with Acosta, she said that the only “shootings” she’s heard of is local crime, it has nothing to do with immigrants crossing the border. She called the area “very calm” and “very safe.”

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The so-called disaster seemed to be that the president gave the media a visual of anything but a border crisis.

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CNN panel cracks up laughing at Trump lawyers trying to make Rudy Giuliani into ‘the coffee boy’

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President Donald Trump's legal team fought Monday to try and claim that Rudy Giuliani had nothing to do with the president's efforts in Ukraine.

It's a claim that flies in the face of the documents, testimony, text messages and more that have been revealed throughout the course of the investigation that hangs the albatross around Giuliani's neck.

In fact, Giuliani crafted his own letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying that he was authorized to speak on behalf of President Donald Trump as a "private attorney." If the president cared so much about corruption in Ukraine, why would he be doing a shadow foreign policy using Giuliani instead of through Congress, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the United Nations, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund or a slew of other international groups interested in the issue.

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Legal analyst mocks Alan Dershowitz for admitting he has a ‘minority view’: It’s ‘because he’s wrong’

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Following former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's defense of President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial on Monday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had harsh criticism.

"Alan Dershowitz, to his credit, said that his own view was very much a minority view of what the impeachment provision means," said Toobin. "To his discredit, the reason why it's a minority view is because he's wrong."

"The idea that you can only impeach a president because he committed an actual crime or, as he says, a criminal-like behavior, which I don't even know what that means," said Toobin. "Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress, are impeachable offenses, and that's why we're here. Because these are legitimately impeachable."

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Trump lawyer cites former GOP senator to discredit impeachment — but leaves out he supports convicting the president

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During the Senate impeachment trial on Monday, White House lawyer Robert Ray attempted to contrast the impeachment of President Donald Trump with that of President Richard Nixon, by arguing that unlike in the former case, Republicans came together with Democrats to call for removing Nixon. As part of the comparison, he brought up then-Rep. William Cohen, who went on to become a U.S. senator from Maine and Secretary of Defense for President Bill Clinton.

"Together these six Republicans made history," said Ray. "They did so with no sense of triumph and no fist bumps."

What Ray chose not to mention, however, is that Cohen has specifically weighed in on the Trump case, and said that he should be impeached and removed over the Ukraine scheme.

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