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Retired general rips apart Trump’s ‘incoherent’ emergency declaration: Military budgets aren’t his slush fund

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Retired General Barry McCaffrey on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency over his border wall, saying that military budgets weren’t meant to be “a slush fund” for the White House’s political goals.

McCaffrey responded angrily to the president’s claim that he had spoken to military leadership about his designs on their funding, saying that in comparison to his wall, their defense projects “didn’t sound too important to me.”

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“We don’t have a slush fund to operate the executive branch. This is sheer nonsense,’ said McCaffrey, pointing to his own experience in military appropriations.

“Some of these military construction projects spend two to five years in political negotiations,” he continued. “So the thought that you’re just going to walk away from them, and take that money and put it against border wall construction just sounds to be utter nonsense.”

“This is incoherent,” McCaffrey, scowling. “It’s inconsistent with the government of the United States and how we operate.”

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Carl Bernstein: There are 7-9 ‘wobbly’ Republicans who want witnesses but Mitch McConnell is trying to block them

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In a CNN panel discussion Wednesday, notorious Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein revealed that there are seven to nine Republican senators who are wavering after the compelling argument that the House has provided for the impeachment. The problem, however, is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is refusing to allow any break from the party line.

"I think this is a hugely damaging narrative that was laid out today, and that Mitch McConnell understands, and has understood for a while that this hugely damaging narrative was going to affect his members," said Bernstein. "And that his strategy -- I've talked to some Republicans about this -- #MidnightMitch is to wear out his own members so that they don't vote for more witnesses because there are six, seven, eight, nine wobbly Republicans."

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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