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Pelosi guarantees Democrats’ victory over the Trump-led GOP in 2020 — here’s how

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is guaranteeing Democrats will “overwhelm” and be victorious over Republicans in 2020 — and will have their gameplan mapped out by November 2019.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said that she’s “going to have our races won by this November.”

Looking back on her last turn as the leader of Congress’ lower chamber, the House Speaker pointed to what she did wrong the last time and what she’s learned from it as she moves forward.

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“You cannot let your opponents characterize — mischaracterize — what you’re about,” Pelosi said. “So, what was missing from that was a strong messaging piece, and that’s what we had in this last election.”

The speaker told the Post that in hindsight, she should have coordinated a Democrat pushback to the GOP’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act the last time she led the House.

“I was in this office, but I didn’t — I didn’t — relish being speaker. I relished the power of legislative accomplishments,” she said. “I didn’t see a public role.”

Democratic leadership, the report noted, “is particularly pushing the freshmen running their first reelection to raise as much money as possible” and encouraging threatened incumbents to hold lots of town halls.

Her hope is that by November 2019, Republicans will think twice about running against Democrat incumbents.

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“We fully intend to win this election, and some of you are vulnerable,” Pelosi said, addressing Republicans. “It’s going to cost you millions of dollars, to win or lose. And if you win — say you win — you’re in the minority, probably want to teach at the university.”

“So we get the A-team, and they get the retirements,” she said. “That’s my plan.”

Read the entire interview via the Post.

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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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