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Trump ‘doesn’t mind’ if Ilhan Omar gets death threats — attacking her is a ‘political winner’: WaPo reporter

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has reported getting a major uptick in death threats after President Donald Trump posted an incendiary video linking her to the 9/11 terrorist attacks — but no one should expect him to stop anytime soon.

During an appearance on CNN Monday, Washington Post White House reporter Toluse Olorunnipa said that the president believes that it’s good politics to demonize Omar and other young Democratic lawmakers because it distracts from the multiple other scandals plaguing his White House

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“This is an opportunity for the president to change the narrative and not have people talking about his tax returns or investigations or the Mueller report,” he said. “He seizes on every opportunity he gets to shine the spotlight on progressive members of congress and paint them as the other.”

In fact, Olorunnipa went so far as to say that Trump doesn’t care if he’s putting Omar’s personal safety at risk.

“The president doesn’t mind that there are people are making death threats based on the video — he sees it as a political winner for him,” he said. “He can stand next to the flag and say, ‘We’ll never forget 9/11 and look at the Democrats who are downplaying the tremendous loss that happened that day.’ This is clearly a political move by the president.”

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The Secretary of Defense was briefed on Russian bounty on American soldiers — proving it isn’t the hoax Trump said it was

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Last week, President Donald Trump finally heard the news that the Russian government was giving cash to Afghanistan's Taliban forces to murder American soldiers.

Initially, he began with Step one in the Trump list of processing a scandal: denial.

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody's been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine - Where's Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their 'source'?" tweeted Trump on June 28.

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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘All nine justices’ rejected Trump’s claim of absolute immunity: CNN’s Toobin

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On Thursday, following the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling that President Donald Trump's taxes are not immune from the Manhattan criminal investigation, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin broke down the implications of the decision.

"All nine justices reject the position put forth by the president's lawyers in this case," said Toobin. "All nine justices say that the president does not have absolute immunity from a subpoena, and all nine agree that the case has to go back to district court."

"This is a legal defeat for the president, but it may be a practical victory," added Toobin. "The idea that the president can't be subpoenaed is completely rejected but the Supreme Court, and that even the two dissenting justices agree on ... the practical victory for the president is that the legal proceedings will continue. It seems unlikely, given this opinion, that the president will ultimately be able to stop the disclosure of these events to the grand jury in Manhattan, but it's going to take time. I mean, this process will begin again. The district court will get briefings. They may hear evidence. That will be appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and then losing party will likely go back to the Supreme Court. All of this will take a while."

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