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House Intel Democrats are ‘following the rubles’ — and it is driving Trump insane: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump is terrified by the House Intelligence Committee investigating his personal finances and what may be revealed in the probe.

The panel on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on Thursday examined the legal liability facing Trump — and how it may lead directly to impeachment.

“This is driving the president insane,” Matthews said.

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“I think it’s not over-stating to say this is potentially the most threatening fight of the Trump presidency so far,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said.

“Trump drew a very clear red line in The New York Times early in the administration saying if [Robert] Mueller approached his business affairs, his personal finances, it would be out of bounds,” he reminded. “what they’re most interested in are these extraordinary series purchases that … Donald Trump made in the decade before he ran for president.”

“I think you have to follow the rubles,” suggested Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), who sits on the House Oversight Committee.

“If it turns out the Russians had a hook in this president, the oligarchs, should he be removed from office?” Matthews asked.

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“I think that crosses a red line, I think that would probably go to impeachment,” Krishnamoorthi answered.

“There’s a big question about why the president is handling himself the way he’s handling himself and I think a lot of the answers are in his personal finances and how they’re entangled with foreign actors,” he added.

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White House personnel chief delivers a new blow to Trump: Top DHS candidates are not legally qualified

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President Donald Trump's quest to find an acting replacement for departed Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was dealt a significant blow on Monday.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House personnel office chief Sean Doocey has informed the president that he doesn't believe either of his top two picks are legally qualified to hold the position.

As the Journal notes, "federal statute that governs vacancies states that acting officials in cabinet-level positions must either be next in line for a position or hold a Senate-confirmed position." Neither Ken Cuccinelli, who heads the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, nor Mark Morgan, who leads Customs and Border Protection, meet those standards, Doocey determined.

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CNBC reporter laments ‘very sad’ decline of Trump: ‘We just heard 20 minutes of nonsense’

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CNBC's John Harwood reacted to President Donald Trump's appearance before the press corps on Monday by calling it "20 minutes of nonsense."

Trump's remarks to the press came during a cabinet meeting where he defended his decision to pull troops out of Syria and insisted that the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is "phony."

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Trump went off the rails at Monday’s cabinet meeting — here are the 5 craziest moments

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President Donald Trump went on a rampage during his Monday cabinet meeting in which he launched multiple broadsides against his political opponents.

The president's latest public tirade came as he is facing increased pressure from House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, as well as criticism from members of his own party over abandoning America's Kurdish allies and trying to award his own business a massive government contract to host next year's G7 summit.

Below are the craziest moments from Trump's off-the-rails Cabinet meeting.

1.) Trump claims that he deserves personal credit for capturing Islamic State fighters.

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