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Giuliani plans trip to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden before 2020 primaries begin: report

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On Thursday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, is planning a trip to Ukraine to urge the government there to help him produce more dirt that he can use as opposition research against former Vice President Joe Biden.

Specifically, he wants the Ukrainian government to pursue the allegation, originally pitched to the Times by Giuliani, that Biden’s push for Ukraine to crack down on corruption in 2016 and oust a top prosecutor was conflicted by his son Hunter’s holdings in a utility company that prosecutor was investigating.

Ex-officials in Ukraine have debunked this as a conspiracy theory. In reality, the prosecutor in question shut down the investigation into that firm over a year before Biden sent Ukraine an ultimatum to remove him or lose funding.

As Biden has climbed in the polls, the Trump administration has broadly set its sights on stalling his momentum.

The episode has parallels to the run-up to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, when former Breitbart chairman and Trump campaign official Steve Bannon funded the “Clinton Cash” book accusing the former Secretary of State of facilitating an international uranium holdings deal under corrupt pretenses.

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That line of attack, reported by the Times, was similarly shoddy and did not stand up to scrutiny.


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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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‘Is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade’: Trump once ‘joked’ John Bolton wants ‘to nuke them all’

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Even President Donald Trump recognizes that John Bolton is a war-loving hawk, Axios reported Sunday.

In a conversation that included the Irish prime minister, Trump asked Bolton, "John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?"

The scene was during the annual St. Patrick's Day visit. Typically it's a photo-op, a handshake, and men in green ties with a shamrock sprig in their jacket pocket. Trump managed to turn it into an awkward scene for everyone.

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