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WATCH: Trump wrongly thinks he can’t be impeached because he ‘can’t imagine the courts allowing it’

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President Donald Trump may think he’s “like, really smart” and a “very stable genius” but his self-proclaimed high level of intelligence does not make him a legal expert.

After walking back his admission that Russia was “helping me to get elected,” Thursday morning the President spoke with reporters, delivering what appeared to be a disturbing warning.

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“Some day you ought to read a thing called Article II. Read Article II,” he said, referring to the portion of the U.S. Constitution that outlines the powers and responsibilities of the nation’s chief executive – which, he added, “gives the president powers that you wouldn’t believe.”

 

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Trump also revealed he’s no Constitutional expert, telling reporters he couldn’t imagine getting impeached because he “can’t imagine the courts allowing it.”

The federal courts, which have frequently blocked Trump’s major proposals and attempts to operate outside of the law, have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not he gets impeached by the House, and have no authority to rule on the matter (with the exception of the Senate trial, which is presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.)

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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