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Conservative columnist trashes Republicans for ‘meekly going along’ with Trump’s abuses of power

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On Tuesday, Conservative columnist Max Boot railed against meek-acting Republicans who refuses to stand up against President Donald Trump in a column for The Washington Post.

He explained that the president is “trashing the rule of law” in order to stay in power. He noted that Trump feels “frantic” as a result of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation.

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“It’s not because he is worried about the welfare of the United States if undocumented immigration continues; as my colleague Michael Gerson notes, Trump appeared to be fine with immigration before he was against it. It’s because he is worried about his own reelection prospects,” he wrote.

He then explained that Trump has had an unprecedented amount of vacancies.

“Trump is mounting another assault on the law by leaving so many vacancies in his administration and relying on acting appointees,” he said. “There are 18 vacancies at the top, including secretary, deputy secretary, chief financial officer, two undersecretaries, assistant secretary for policy, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

Trump has also changed norms by refusing to release his tax returns. “Trump has also signaled his intent to defy the law to keep his taxes secret,” Boot said.

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However, he noted that real emergencies are how complacent the GOP is to Trump’s unlawfully behaviors.

“The real national emergency isn’t at the border. It’s in Washington. Trump is trashing the rule of law to stay in power — and the very same Republicans who excoriated President Barack Obama for his supposed misuse of executive power are meekly going along,” Boot wrote.

Read the full column here.

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Trump’s latest rage tweet blows up in his face as ‘Impeach the Pres’ becomes top trending Twitter topic

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again attacked House Democrats' impeachment inquiry -- but his attack immediately boomeranged after it resulted in the phrase "Impeach the Pres" becoming the top trending topic on Twitter.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, Trump argued that Democrats can't possibly impeach him because of the strength of the American economy.

"MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY!" the president wrote. "Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres."

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Fiona Hill delivers quid pro quo bombshell against EU Ambassador Sondland in House testimony: Senator

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Former White House adviser Fiona Hill testified that EU ambassador Gordon Sondland made clear that President Donald Trump would meet with Ukrainian officials in exchange for campaign assistance.

The former Russia and Ukraine aide to the National Security Council testified Monday before three House committees as part of the impeachment inquiry, and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) revealed that Sondland -- who's scheduled to testify Thursday -- made certain Ukraine understood what was expected by the White House.

"In a White House meeting, Sondland tells Ukrainians they will get a Trump meeting if they open the investigations Trump wants," Murphy said, paraphrasing Hill's testimony. "Then, Sondland follows the Ukrainians out of the meeting to privately make clear he's talking about Hunter Biden."

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‘Every word is a lie’: Pompeo gets shredded for extremely misleading claims about Trump’s policy in Syria

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced furious backlash for his defense of President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria.

The State Department tweeted out an interview Pompeo conducted with Nashville's WZTV-TV, where the secretary insisted the U.S. was "leading from the front" and building coalitions to handle Syria and other foreign policy challenges.

.@SecPompeo: We’re leading from the front, to build out coalitions that can effectively deal with some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today – and most importantly, the most difficult challenges that present risk to the American people. https://t.co/Dd6gGPs6hz pic.twitter.com/RTy2NPMZqF

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