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Ex-White House counsel Don McGahn can ‘do more to puncture Trump’s web of lies’ than anyone else: conservative commentator

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A conservative Washington Post columnist berated President Donald Trump’s for lying about his aides following his orders — and pointed out which official’s testimony against him could be the most damaging of all.

It’s “balderdash,” the Post‘s Jennifer Rubin wrote Tuesday, that Trump claimed on Twitter that “nobody disobeys [his] orders.”

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She then pointed out a list of times Trump aides disobeyed him compiled by the newspaper on Monday which ran the gamut from refusing to ask someone to be attorney general to taking papers off the president’s desk to prevent bad trade deals.

Rubin noted that former White House counsel Don McGahn’s disobedience might be the most significant of them all.

McGahn, the columnist noted, refused to tell Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and “reportedly sat with Mueller for 30 hours providing, we can surmise, detailed information for the obstruction section.”

He’s also been called by the House Judiciary Committee to both provide documents to the panel and testify before it in May.

McGahn’s “testimony will help shed further light on the President’s attacks on the rule of law,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said in a statement, “and his attempts to cover up those actions by lying to the American people and requesting others do the same.”

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After noting that Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice and that the panel’s hearings will fulfill Congress’ “a constitutional obligation to hold the President accountable,” Rubin outlined the former White House counsel’s role in that process.

“McGahn, next to Mueller, may do more to puncture Trump’s web of lies than any witness,” she concluded. “Trump has reason to panic that his bogus narrative is about to explode.”

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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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