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The White House press office has become too ‘afraid to do anything’: report

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary is scared of trying to explain President Donald Trump’s agenda, according to one prominent correspondent who spoke to The Washington Post.

“He [Trump] makes it up every few seconds, so they’re afraid to do anything. . . . It’s not a place where being a freewheeling thinker is valued and rewarded. It’s all about the whims of one man,” the correspondent, who wished to remain anonymous, explained.

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The Washington Post said that Trump’s White House often refuses to respond to stories — even major ones — and doesn’t even bother to say “no comment.”

“I don’t know why that is. I don’t take it personally. But it’s a lost opportunity on their part to get their side of the story out,” remarked New York Times reporter Peter Baker.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, meanwhile, now regularly goes several weeks without holding a briefing. She said last year she was doing less press briefings because Trump was speaking directly to journalists.

“President Trump thinks like he’s his own press secretary and he’s the one that ought to be the spokesman every day, and I’m not even sure he likes the idea he’s got someone called the spokesman or a press secretary,” Mike McCurry, who was press secretary for Bill Clinton, told NPR last year.

The White House press office has also reportedly shrunk down to half of its size from last year.

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Nearly everyone Trump touches eventually becomes a witness against his crimes: former NY assistant attorney general

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According to the former assistant attorney general for the state of New York, virtually anyone who comes in close contact with Donald Trump has the potential to be a witness against him one day because, in the long run, he treats everyone poorly.

Writing at the Washington Post, Tristan Snell -- who led the investigation against Trump that eventually led to a $25 million settlement between President Trump and students of his now-shuttered Trump University --  said Trump has a history of leaving disgruntled staffers and aides in his wake.

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Viewers astonished as Fiona Hill rips apart the falsehoods spread by ‘bloody nitwit’ Devin Nunes on live TV

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Fiona Hill knocked down conspiracy theories about Ukraine spread by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and other Republican lawmakers, and impeachment viewers were astonished by her thorough debunking.

The former National Security Council adviser testified that claims pinning blame on Ukraine for 2016 election interference absolves Russia and serves its president Vladimir Putin's interests, and undermines U.S. national security.

“The impact of the successful 2016 Russian campaign remains evident today,” Hill testified in her opening statement. “Our nation is being torn apart. Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career Foreign Service is being undermined.”

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Gordon Sondland revealed something huge that hardly anyone noticed: CNN commentator

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During his testimony Wednesday, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland told the world that the "quid pro quo" is exactly what President Donald Trump intended. Further, he told Americans that everyone was "in the loop" on the bribery effort to get Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. It was only once that promise was made and the whistleblower came forward that the Ukraine military assistance was released to Ukraine.

While those revelations dominated the news, CNN's Chris Cillizza wrote that there was one key piece of evidence that seemed to go unnoticed.

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