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Trump campaign accused of dumping law firm employing Don McGahn over Mueller revelations: report

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On Friday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is cutting ties with Jones Day, the law firm that worked with Trump during the 2016 election. Instead, the campaign will hire former Republican National Committee lawyer David Groth to provide in-house counsel.

The campaign has characterized this as a cost-cutting measure, but behind the scenes, it appears to be an attempt to punish former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who is a partner at Jones Day.

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“Why in the world would you want to put your enemy on the payroll?” one White House adviser told Politico. “They do not want to reward his firm. Trump arrived at that point long ago.”

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, however, completely disputes the report, calling it “fake news” and demanding that Politico retract it.

Trump owes some key accomplishments to McGahn, chiefly the confirmation of a slew of new far-right judges to the federal court system. But McGahn’s relationship with the president and his family has reportedly deteriorated.

For one thing, McGahn drew headlines last year after it came out that he had forced Trump to back off from firing special counsel Robert Mueller by threatening to resign himself — an incident that was further detailed by Mueller’s report.

For another, after The New York Times reported that McGahn drafted a memo disapproving of Trump’s order to overrule intelligence officials and give his son-in-law Jared Kushner a security clearance, Trump suspected McGahn had leaked the story to the press in the first place.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report

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On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.

"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."

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