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REVEALED: Bill Barr shelled out $30,000 at Trump Hotel DC for upcoming holiday extravaganza

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President Donald Trump is about to score a whopping $30,000 from one of his own appointees.

In a Tuesday article, Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold reported obtaining a contract from the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, where Attorney General Bill Barr will be hosting a 200-person holiday party.

The holiday extravaganza is scheduled to have a buffet and four-hour open bar for about 200 people, according to the contract obtained by The Post.

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Barr claimed that he only signed with Trump’s hotel because The Willard and The Mayflower were both booked. He also noted that the party was paid for personally, not by any government entity.

“Career ethics officials were consulted, and they determined that ethics rules did not prohibit him from hosting his annual party at the Trump hotel,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the party is not a Justice Department event.

It’s just another in a long line of concerns that ethics officials have with the president scoring major cash from special interest groups, foreign government and leaders, and others willing to spend money at Trump properties to increase their influence.

Monday at a press conference during the Group of 7 conference, Trump pitched that he should have the G7 summit next year at his golf resort in Doral, Florida. The cost would prove overwhelming for the Secret Service to secure the location, according to experts.

Barr has been accused of protecting Trump as his own personal lawyer when Barr should be working for the American government.

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WATCH: Dejected Devin Nunes slumps back in his chair after he fails to yield his time to Elise Stefanik

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee was visibly frustrated after once again getting shut down while attempting a parliamentary maneuver.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been attempting to ignore the rules governing the impeachment inquiry so that he can yield Republicans' time to fellow members of Congress, instead of just the professional GOP counsel.

Nunes has attempted to yield time to Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who has been raising re-election funds off of her outbursts in the hearings.

Once again, Nunes attempted to yield his time to a fellow Republican and once again Nunes was told that is against the rules.

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Mike Pompeo wants to run for Senate — but can’t figure out a graceful way to resign: report

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For months, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been dogged by rumors that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to recruit him to run for Senate in his home state of Kansas — a claim that he has flatly denied.

Now, Time reports that multipler Republican sources have confirmed Pompeo does in fact have a Kansas Senate run on his radar. The only problem is that he can't figure out a graceful way to exit the Trump administration.

Pompeo, who has largely remained in President Donald Trump's good graces, has come under national scrutiny for his role in the Ukraine scandal, which has seen several foreign service officers and national security officials testifying that Trump set up a backchannel with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to Ukrainian leadership to demand political help against former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Devin Nunes ‘needs a hug’: Impeachment viewers ridicule Republicans as their witnesses’ testimony backfires

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Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Micahel Turner (R-OH) complained in the open House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the hearings were going longer and Democrats were adding time to the 45 minutes they'd reserved for each side to question witnesses.

In past hearings run by Republicans, the questioning was cut significantly short, where Democrats are allowing for as many minutes as needed for both sides. It's unknown why Nunes was so concerned about the time, he claimed that people were turning off their televisions, which is contrary to what has been reported about the ratings for the hearings, which have doubled.

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