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Barbara Bush no longer considered herself a Republican in the age of Trump: biographer

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Barbara Bush kept a clock on her bedside that counted down the days, hours, minutes and seconds that remained of Donald Trump’s presidency, and it was beside her when she died.

The former first lady had been given the clock by a friend as a joke, but Bush placed it next to her bed and moved it near the chair where she watched TV or do needlepoint, reported USA Today.

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Bush told writer Susan Page that she hadn’t expected Trump, whom she’d long abhorred as the “real symbol of greed in the 80s,” to win the 2016 election, but she “woke up and discovered, to my horror, that Trump had won.”

“Putin endorsed him, for heaven’s sake,” Bush told CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell in February 2016. “Putin the killer! Putin the worst! He endorsed Trump! That’s an endorsement you don’t want.”

Bush was bothered by Trump’s rude treatment of her son, Jeb Bush, as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination, and she felt estranged from the GOP her husband George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush had once led.

Page, in a series of interviews, asked Bush whether she still considered herself a Republican in the age of Trump.

In October 2017, she said yes. Four months later, in February 2018, she had changed her mind: “I’d probably say no today.”

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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

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Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

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