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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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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.

The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.

Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.

"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.

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Trump’s big-money Florida fundraiser expected to bring in $10 million — from only 100 people

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President Donald Trump flew to Mar-a-Lago on Friday after receiving a formal summons from the U.S. Senate informing him of his impeachment trial.

The president will be attending a Friday evening campaign fundraiser.

The recipient of the money is Trump Victory, which is a joint fundraising committee set up by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee.

“Tonight’s Trump Victory fundraiser is expected to raise $10 million with approximately 100 people in attendance," the campaign told the White House pool reporter.

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