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Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska offers $600,000 bounty for info on why Trump sanctioned him: report

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Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is “stepping up a fight with Washington that will intensify scrutiny of the Trump administration’s approach to Russia” the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

Citing “people with knowledge of the project,” FT says that Deripaska is offering a large reward for information on why he was sanctioned by Trump’s White House.

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“Deripaska’s lawyers are also set to launch a $600,000 prize fund this week to encourage journalists to dig into why he was sanctioned, claiming the US authorities were influenced by domestic political factors,” FT reported.

The oligarch, in an interview with FT had harsh words for Capitol Hill.

“Congress wants more blood . . . [but] Congress has no idea what is going on in Russia, or anywhere in the world,” Deripaska argued. “There are no facts, no grounds, just filthy lies.”

“Congress was misinformed . . . they were driven by a vendetta, by revenge,” Deripaska said. “It was the wrong impression that hurting private business in Russia would solve some problem . . . it is completely the opposite.”

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While the oligarch is angry at America’s executive and legislative branches of government, he still has faith in the judicial branch.

“I have no doubt in the US legal system,” Deripaska said. “The judge, in the end, will see through [the allegations].”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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