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John Bolton likely thinks Trump is a ‘moron’ and he has to stop him from ruining everything: Ex-aide

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Mark Groombridge, a former aide to current Trump national security adviser John Bolton, says that his former boss is likely staying on his job to stop President Donald Trump from making what he views as horrific strategic errors.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Groombridge said that Bolton probably doesn’t have a very high view of the president’s intellect, which is why he feels he’s desperately needed to coordinate the White House’s national security policy.

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“John is thinking, To the extent I can modify or mollify the President’s actions, I will,” he explained. “He is truly a patriot. But I wonder how he goes into work every day, because deep in his heart he believes the President is a moron.”

Given this, Bolton tailors his messaging to the president in ways that are best suited to hold his short attention span.

“Bolton gets to the point very fast,” a senior Administration official told The New Yorker. “He’s very brief, and the President appreciates that.”

Although Bolton is a much more aggressive hawk than Trump when it comes to using military force, the two of them nonetheless have a shared contempt for international treaties and institutions that they believe constrain American power, one official tells the publication.

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GOP ignoring Sondland because they already know Trump is guilty and ‘just don’t care’: conservative columnist

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In a column for the Bulwark, the founder and editor of the conservative website took at hard slap at both Donald Trump's most avid defenders in Congress and their fellow Republicans who have remained silent after E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified in no uncertain terms that the president was engaged in bribery in his dealings with Ukraine's government.

According to Charlie Sykes, "Yes, there was a quid pro quo. The president demanded it. Everybody knew about it. There was no secret. But we knew all that didn’t we?"

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Ex-Fox News executive caught running a disinformation and fake news farm — using writers from Macedonia

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A New York Times expose revealed that Fox News paid writers in Macedonia to create click-bait that prompt Americans to fight more about issues.

According to the piece, both the left and right websites created by an international content farm to inflame people enough to click and share content. Conservative Edition News and Liberal Edition News intentionally writes stories with the purpose to infuriate each side for the purpose of generating hate-clicks, response articles and more. Headlines like "Austin sex-ed curriculum teaches kids how to obtain an abortion" and "HuffPost writer considers Christianity 'dangerous'" give right-wing audiences fodder for anger to lash out at their counterparts.

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Pelosi claims enough evidence to impeach Trump — but suggests more witnesses may testify

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes congressional investigators have uncovered enough evidence to impeach President Donald Trump -- but she suggested their inquiry isn't finished.

The California Democrat told reporters Thursday that Trump had obviously abused his office by attempting to pressure Ukraine into investigating political rival Joe Biden.

"The evidence is clear that the president -- the president -- has used his office for his own personal gain," Pelosi said.

Pelosi lamented that "Republicans are in denial about the facts," saying "the sad tragedy of all of this is the behavior of the president and the defense of that behavior by the Republicans.”

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