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Florida massage parlor founder’s involvement with GOP exploded in support with election of Trump: journalist

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Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” one of the journalists who uncovered evidence that the founder of a Florida massage parlor accused of human trafficking and prostitution said the woman became a very enthusiastic supporter of the Republican Party with the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Miami Herald reporter Nicholas Nehamas described how he and his colleagues broke the story by looking into the background Li “Cindy” Yang who has now been accused of selling Chinese clients access to Trump.

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Asked by host Joy Reid about Yang’s political leanings, Nehamas said she jumped in with both feet after Trump was elected.

“Well, she’s a member of a political action committee for Asian-American Republicans,” the journalist explained. “She seems to have access to the president’s private clubs including Mar-a-Lago and Trump International West Palm Beach, although she said she’s not a member.”

He added, “She told us she has no relationship with the president, that she’s a volunteer and she just attends some events,” to which Reid pressed, “Has she been a politically active Republican for a long time?”

“She has not,” Nehamas replied. “She began donating to [ex-Florida Gov.] Jeb Bush at the end of 2015 when he was running for the president, then she transitioned to a supporter of President Trump.”

“That seemed to awaken a huge political impulse in her since 2016,” he continued. “Her Facebook presence, her social media presence has been almost exclusively devoted to Republican politics as well as her consulting business which started a little bit later.’

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Mike Pompeo’s meltdown during interview over Ukraine questions was ‘not the first time’: report

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed at NPR “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly for asking questions about Ukraine during an interview.

Pompeo has been implicated in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress scandal for which Trump is being impeached.

The Trump administration cabinet official reportedly "cursed at her, dropping f-bombs, made her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map (she did)," according to NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Star Trek’s George Takei is ‘expecting some royalties’ after Trump unveiled new Space Force logo

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President Donald Trump unveiled his new Space Force logo Friday afternoon, and many immediately noticed a strong similarity to the Star Trek logo. Even the original "Star Trek" series' actor George Takei had a lot of fun at Trump's expense – including demanding some royalties.

I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi--I mean, designing this.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020

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Republican Martha McSally absolutely destroyed by GOP consultant for her defense of Trump

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Interim-Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was shut down on Twitter on Friday by a top Republican as she tried to defend President Donald Trump on Twitter.

House impeachment managers have argued that America cannot wait until the 2020 election to pass judgment on Trump, as the first article of impeachment was passed because the House of Representatives concluded he was attempting to cheat in the election.

"The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) charged on Friday.

McSally said Schiff was wrong and judgment on Trump should be decided by the voters, even if Trump was caught cheating.

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