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Former Bush aide warns the Trump Administration didn’t learn anything from Iraq War

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Elise Jordan, who served as a White House aide under President George W. Bush, is among the Bush-era Republicans who has often been highly critical of President Donald Trump. And when she appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, Jordan stressed that Trump’s policy on Iran could become a recipe for disaster.

Jordan addressed a report that Trump’s staff had reviewed a plan that was presented by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and would deploy 120,000 troops to counter Iran. And the former White House Aide told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, “I really cannot believe that we failed to learn anything from the first decade of this century, and we are actually considering escalating with Iran in a war that would further destabilize the region and unleash God knows what in terms of chaos in a very troubled region already.”

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When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in 2003, critics of the invasion — who ranged from Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo on the right to liberal talk show host Phil Donahue — warned that it could seriously destabilize the region. And many critics of the Iraq War believe that the invasion led to the rise of ISIS (Islamic State, Iraq and Syria).

President Donald Trump himself has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq invasion. But a major Bush-era neocon, John Bolton, joined the Trump Administration as national security advisor—and Bolton is known for being quite hawkish on Iran. During the Bush era, Bolton argued in favor of aggressive military action against the government in Tehran.

Last week, Bolton warned that any attack on the U.S. on Iran’s part would “be met with unrelenting force.”


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Trump is ignoring his duties to obsess over impeachment and panic about GOP betrayal: report

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump thinks of little else other than the ongoing impeachment hearings being conducted by the Democratic-controlled House and is in a constant of panic that Republicans may turn on him.

Te report notes that the president has put all policy initiatives aside to concentrate on pushing back on impeachment and running for re-election earlier than had been anticipated.

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Democrats intend to present Mueller findings in next round of impeachment hearings

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House Democrats would like to hold at least one impeachment hearing on findings from Robert Mueller's report, but must first sort out court challenges to witnesses and evidence from that investigation.

Roger Stone's trial, which ended in a guilty verdict on all seven counts, raised new questions about whether President Donald Trump perjured himself in written responses to the special counsel's questions, and Democrats may present that evidence and examine Mueller's findings on obstruction of justice, reported Politico.

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These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN

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On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.

Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.

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