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British ambassador ripped Trump as ‘inept’ and ‘incompetent’ in secret warnings to London: report

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Explosive “secret cables” sent to London from their ambassador to the United States were leaked to the Daily Mail.

“Britain’s Ambassador to Washington has described Donald Trump as ‘inept’, ‘insecure’ and ‘incompetent’ in a series of explosive memos to Downing Street,” the newspaper reported. “Sir Kim Darroch, one of Britain’s top diplomats, used secret cables and briefing notes to impugn Trump’s character, warning London that the White House was ‘uniquely dysfunctional’ and that the President’s career could end in ‘disgrace.'”

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Once cable warned Trump could be indebted to “dodgy Russians.”

Another said Trump’s presidency could “crash and burn” and that “we could be at the beginning of a downward spiral … that leads to disgrace and downfall.”

“We don’t really believe this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept,” he wrote.

However, Trump could “emerge from the flames, battered but intact, like [Arnold] Schwarzenegger in the final scenes of The Terminator.”

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One document said Trump had a “credible path” to win re-election in 2020, but noted his Make America Great Again campaign rallies are “almost exclusively white.”

“Of the main campaign promises, not an inch of the Wall has been built; the executive orders on travel bans from Muslim countries have been blocked by the state courts; tax reform and the infrastructure package have been pushed into the middle distance; and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is on a knife edge,” he said.

Trump’s Iran policy was also slammed as “incoherent, chaotic” and deducing that Trump’s official explanation for not launching missile strikes “doesn’t add up.”

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“It’s more likely that he was never fully on board and that he was worried about how this apparent reversal of his 2016 campaign promises would look come 2020,” Darroch wrote.

Another memo said Britain had “cultivated” many of the people who Trump calls for advice in the eveings.

The Daily Mail noted the “bombshell comments risk angering the notoriously thin-skinned President and undermining the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with America.”

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Trump’s Pentagon announces they are refusing to cooperate with impeachment inquiry ‘at this time’

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President Donald Trump's Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that they would not be complying with a congressional subpoena.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Hood made the announcement in a letter Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who chairs the Oversight Committee.

The letter said the Pentagon would not comply because the House of Representatives has not taken a vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry.

The announcement was reported shortly after news broke that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would not immediately take a formal vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry.

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House Democrats will not immediately take formal vote to declare impeachment investigation: report

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On Tuesday, Politico reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Democratic caucus plan to hold off on taking a formal vote to initiate an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Such a vote is not constitutionally required to look into impeachable conduct, but some commentators have argued it would put Democrats on firmer legal footing. Some Trump officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have refused to cooperate with House document requests until a formal vote is taken.

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Federal grand jury subpoenas former Texas Rep. Pete Sessions in Giuliani investigation: report

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Former Republican Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

"A grand jury has issued a subpoena related to Manhattan federal prosecutors’ investigation into Rudy Giuliani, seeking documents from former Rep. Pete Sessions about his dealings with President Trump’s personal lawyer and associates, according to people familiar with the matter," the newspaper reported.

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