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Connecticut Republican gets busted for stealing more than $250K from GOP PAC

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An attorney for Connecticut Senate Republicans has been arrested on charges of embezzling more than $250,000 from a campaign PAC for which he was treasurer.

CT’s Republican-American newspaper reported Wednesday that 56-year-old Michael Cronin was charged with first-degree larceny after stealing $267,800 from the Senate Republican Leadership Committee — a PAC he was treasurer of from 2007 until 2018.

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The report noted that Cronin admitted to authorities that he stole from the PAC, saying he “was trying to support his lifestyle and his family.”

In some instances, the Republican-American reported, the attorney admitted to stealing cash during withdrawals. In others, he said he took cash donations without depositing them into the PAC’s bank account.

Cronin, the report noted, also “admitted to falsifying reports to the state Elections Enforcement Commission” before he was fired from the PAC in December 2018 following suspicions about bounced checks and lack of payment to the campaign’s vendors.

Following his arrest, Cronin was released on a $50,000 bond.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues why the GOP’s arguments to support Trump are ‘weak’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a "dear colleague" letter to members of Congress calling the Republican Party's justification for President Donald Trump's actions "weak."

"The facts are uncontested: that the President abused his power for his own personal, political benefit, at the expense of our national security interests," Pelosi wrote.

"The weak response to these hearings has been 'Let the election decide.' That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections," she continued.

Monday morning, Trump tweeted a quote from a Democratic member of Congress who claimed on Fox News that impeachment should be disbanded because it is dividing the country.

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Ex-Devin Nunes aide sues publication that exposed his alleged role in Trump’s Ukraine scandal

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Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), is suing Politico after it published a report that exposed his alleged role in the Ukraine scandal that's engulfing the Trump White House.

Fox News reports that Patel, who currently works at the National Security Council, is alleging that the Politico story is false and defamatory and part of a broad conspiracy to bring down President Donald Trump.

The story in question claimed that Patel constantly fed negative information about Ukraine to the president and helped convince him that the country was out to get him.

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‘Disgusting, trashy and pathetic’: George Conway rains hell on Nikki Haley for calling Trump ‘truthful’

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Attorney George Conway, the husband of Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, rained hell on former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday over her description of President Donald Trump as "truthful."

The spat started when Haley bashed Conway after he referred to Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as "lying trash" last week.

"This is absolutely uncalled for and disgusting," Haley complained on Twitter. "What is wrong with people? George Conway is the last person that can call someone 'trash.'"

Conway did not hold back in his reply.

"Oh, Nikki Haley, just the other day you said that the world’s biggest pathological liar, Donald Trump, was a 'truthful' man," he said. "That's the very essence of disgusting, trashy, and pathetic -- utterly shameless and transparent dishonesty."

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