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Anonymous GOPer whines that Justin Amash is making his life harder by discussing Trump’s impeachable conduct

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An anonymous Republican lawmaker bitterly complained to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa on Monday that Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is making his life harder by discussing President Donald Trump’s impeachable conduct.

Shortly after Amash posted a blistering takedown of his own party’s talking points against impeaching Trump, a House Republican told Costa that he is “the opposite of enthused about Rep. Amash’s statements” — a view that he says “is widely shared in the conference.”

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CNBC’s John Harwood then asked Costa if the lawmaker gave any justification for being upset at Amash.

“Few House Republicans want to get out on a limb against POTUS,” Costa replied. “The way he explained it: people have grumbles about certain aspects of the president’s conduct, but don’t ever want to go to war with the person who they think is key to their own reelection.”


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Bill de Blasio learned of federal investigation — and suspended his 2020 bid the next day: report

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that he was ending his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

There may have been more to the timing than previously reported.

"Federal election officials asked Mayor de Blasio for more information about his presidential campaign fundraising after he used a state political action committee to pay for expenses related to the bid – seemingly against the law," the New York Daily News reported Friday. "The Federal Election Commission demanded that de Blasio 2020 clarify a debt the campaign owed his NY Fairness PAC in a letter Thursday – the day before Hizzoner dropped out of the race."

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White House Counsel busted working to keep whistleblower report from Congress: report

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President Donald Trump's White House counsel has reportedly been personally involved in keeping Congress from reviewing a whistleblowing report involving Ukraine.

"The revelation that Trump pushed Zelensky to pursue the Biden probe, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, represents the most detailed account so far of the president’s conduct that prompted a U.S. intelligence official to file a whistleblower action against the president," The Washington Post reported Friday. "The disclosure comes amid new details about the White House’s role in preventing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire from complying with Congressional demands for the material in the complaint."

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Watch Ex-CIA official break down the ‘three crimes’ Trump committed if Ukraine scandal is true

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President Donald Trump could be charged with committing three federal crimes if the whistleblower reports involving the White House seeking campaign interference from Ukraine are correct.

MSNBC "Deadline: White House" anchor Nicolle Wallace interviewed Jeremy Bash on Friday -- and worried about the safety of the whistleblower.

"The stakes could not be any higher, the risk to his career -- or her career -- and reputation and perhaps legal standing could not be any higher for this whistleblower. That's why we’re glad to be joined by national security analyst, former chief of staff of the CIA and Department of Defense, someone I wanted to talk to about this story all week, Jeremy Bash," Wallace said.

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