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Conservative Rick Tyler rains hell on Trump for lying to poor people being crippled by his tariffs

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During an MSNBC “Morning Joe” segment on Donald Trump’s latest pronouncements on tariffs, one guest bluntly stated it was obvious the president has no idea what he is talking about while a conservative panelist called Trump’s pretense that he understands their impact on American consumers a “charade.”

Speaking with fill-in host Willie Geist, contributor Sam Stein got right to the point, saying “Either he doesn’t know what he’s doing and doesn’t have the coherent strategy,” which brought knowing laughter from the off-screen panel.

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“My suspicion is that because of political pressures, eventually he’s going to want and will probably craft a deal with China,” he suggested. “And he’ll do it because of electoral implications and he’ll do it whether regardless of the outcome of the deal is significantly better than we started. And the volatility that will come along the way will have a tangible impact on the economy. ”

“He measures his success by the Dow, and I think that is what he saw and the past week the Dow took a tumble and he wanted to juice it up again,” he added. “This is the type of economic philosophy that we’re working under and it’s incredibly volatile.”

Former Ted Cruz aide Rick Tyler took a harsher view of the president.

“This president’s completely inconsistent all the time,” he began. “On one hand, he’s complaining because the Chinese are manipulating their currency, which they currently now are because they have let the yuan fall to below 7 and yet he complains that our Federal Reserve won’t manipulate our own currency.”

“Look, tariffs are just a loser all the way around,” he continued. “They either cost investors money, and you can’t sustain that in the long run because they have to ultimately pass costs on to customers. If you’re wealthy, tariffs don’t bother you. 25 percent on whatever you’re buying at the store, that’s no big deal to you. But if you’re poor, that’s the difference between eating today and not eating today.”

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“It’s a terrible tax, and who does it hurt the most? It hurts poor people the most,” he continued. “And this idea that we have some ability — if we had an ability to tax China, why wouldn’t we tax China? I would tax China for everything, and then we wouldn’t have to pay for anything. There’s no ability for a sovereign nation to tax another nation.”

“It’s a charade designed to confuse people so they don’t know, up from down,” he said of the president’s comments.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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