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Indicted NC Republican boss will keep his job after denying bribery charges and calling them ‘health setbacks’: report

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The indicted head of the North Carolina GOP will remain in his job but give up daily operations following his indictment for federal bribery charges.

CNN reported Wednesday that NC Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes announced in a statement that he is not stepping down, but will be handing over day-to-day operations to Aubrey Woodard, the chair of the state party’s 11th district.

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“In the best interest of the party,” Hayes said Wednesday, “I make this announcement today and will let our respected officers lead on a temporary basis until our regularly planned party elections this June.”

On Tuesday, the NC GOP boss and major Republican donor Greg Lindberg were, along with others, charged with allegedly undertaking a scheme “to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner for favorable treatment of certain businesses,” CNN reported.

In a statement, Hayes’ attorney Kearns Davis denied the claim and said that he will, in accordance with state party rules, “allow others to lead while he heals from recent health setbacks.”


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‘Schumer is the Devil!’ Screaming pro-Trump protester storms the Senate gallery before being seized by Capitol police

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On Wednesday, during the second night of arguments in the impeachment trial, the Senate chamber was startled by a screaming protester — evidently opposed to removal of President Donald Trump — charging the gallery before being seized and thrown out by Capitol police.

The protester, who reportedly was shouting about abortion and calling on senators to dismiss the charges, was ordered ejected from the chamber by Chief Justice John Roberts. He continued to shout as he was being removed from the premises.

A protester just burst into the Senate gallery, Gallery 5, across chamber from the dais, yelling something like "Jesus Christ! They're trying to overturn the election!" Capitol Police instantly grabbed him and pulled him out to the hall. Yelling continued. #impeachmenttrial

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Mitch McConnell just gave Democrats a huge gift — by publicly tainting any acquittal of Trump: columnist

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It seems all but inevitable that the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will end with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) mustering the votes to block conviction, no matter what the evidence says and no matter whether Democrats successfully bring in new witnesses and documents.

But McConnell has already handed a victory to Democrats in one key aspect, wrote columnist E. J. Dionne for the Washington Post. His handling of the trial has removed any possibility that impeachment will bolster the president's approval — and emboldened Democrats to take their case to the American people as hard as they can. Indeed, wrote Dionne, Democrats "owe a debt" to McConnell.

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Here is how Jason Crow ‘pulled rank’ on John Roberts — and exposed the Chief Justice’s bias

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Former Army Ranger Jason Crow repeatedly drew upon his experience serving three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during his prosecution of President Donald Trump as an impeachment manager.

Crow, who was awarded the Bronze Star and retired as a Captain, attended law school after his military service before successfully winning a seat in Congress during the 2018 midterm elections.

Elie Mystal, a justice correspondent for The Nation magazine, explained how Crow pulled rank on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Mystal broke down how Crow put Roberts in his place with the subtle question of whether senators were getting restless and needed a break.

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