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Trump ‘furious’ at his top outside adviser for getting caught in financial scandal: report

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President Donald Trump is allegedly “furious” with his close friend and former political adviser and deputy campaign manager David Bossie, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

Bossie is in the midst of a financial scandal. A political organization run by Bossie claimed it was fundraising money for conservative candidates. However, only a “tiny fraction” has supported the candidates, reported Axios.

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In light of the scandal, Trump and his team were ready to rebuke Bossie’s actions.

“The president’s reelection campaign had gone through multiple drafts of what several sources described as a harsh statement condemning Bossie’s conduct and the group he led,” The Daily Beast explained.

However, Trump’s team did not release a statement until Tuesday.

“A former senior Trump campaign aide and a current top outside adviser to the president—remained in the can. And sources familiar with the situation say that the campaign’s strategy of punishing Bossie had shifted,” the report explained.

It’s unknown why Trump changed his mind at the last minute. However, his decision reveals more about the chaos in the White House.

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“Why the shift took place is not entirely clear,” the report added. “But it reflects how often the political whims can and will shift within the president’s orbit as his advisers try to accommodate his moods without creating too much unnecessary, unforced drama.”

Trump was also furious about the Axios report that detailed Bossie’s dealings.

“Trump was angry at a report from Axios that revealed how Bossie’s political group, the Presidential Coalition, had raised about $18.5 million since 2017 but had spent just $425,000 on actual political activity, a minuscule percentage for such a large outfit. The group spent even more than that buying books, including pro-Trump tracts authored by Bossie himself,” the report said.

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Adding, “But few slights bother Trump more than the perception of someone profiting off his name, especially if those funds could have otherwise benefited the 2020 campaign. And, within hours of the report surfacing, the president had instructed aides to deal with it.”

In a statement Trump’s team said that they “condemn”  Bossie’s actions.

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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

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Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

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