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Furious farmer rains hell on Trump’s trade war: ‘This administration has failed!’

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John Boyd, Jr., the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, went on CNN Friday to rain hell on President Donald Trump’s trade wars.

During an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Boyd said that he and his farm have still not received a penny in federal assistance money from the president’s bailout fund for farmers hurt by his trade wars.

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He also argued that even if he had received money from the government, it wouldn’t nearly make up for the amount he’s losing from lacking access to overseas markets.

“This administration has failed small scale farmers,” he said. “It has failed black farmers like myself.”

He then hammered Trump for ratcheting up a trade war with China, which has traditionally been a massive buyer of American soybeans, without opening up any new markets that could help farmers make up the difference in lost income.

“We need to reopen these doors to places like China who had — who were purchasing 90 percent of U.S. soybeans,” he said. “And this administration has failed to open up new markets, and that’s what’s hurting us here. You take away the biggest market and don’t open up, you know, new doors for farmers.”

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CNN analyst has a question for Dems: ‘How low will Trump have to go for you to impeach him?’

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Following a day of bombshell reports on the rapidly-growing scandal involving President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a CNN analyst wondered what it will take for House Democrats to impeach the commander-in-chief.

Earlier on Friday, in an interview with NPR, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was still not in favor of impeaching Trump.

CNN analyst and New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali wondered what -- if anything -- could result in Speaker Pelosi backing impeachment.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta busts Trump’s whistleblower lies: ‘Just not answering questions in a straightforward fashion’

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CNN's Jim Acosta busted several falsehoods in President Donald Trump's remarks from the Oval Office about a whistleblower complaint filed against him by an intelligence official.

The president answered questions about the complaint, which appears to center on a phone call he made to the Ukrainian president, during a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison.

"He did not really answer the question whether or not he spoke with the Ukranian prime minister about former Vice President Joe Biden, at one point saying it doesn't matter what he discussed," Acosta said. "But there are plenty of contradictions here that the president offered up to reporters when he was sitting down in the Oval Office, at one point describing the whistleblower has being partisan and part of a hack job, but at the same time saying he doesn't know who the whistleblower is."

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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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