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Fox News reporter stunned by timing of Bolton’s firing: He was listed in the schedule today as giving a briefing

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Fox News correspondent John Roberts wasn’t surprised that President Donald Trump fired his national security advisor John Bolton on Tuesday – but he was surprised by the timing of Bolton’s termination.

“What is surprising is that John Bolton was listed in the media schedule today as giving a briefing with Mike Pompeo and Steve Mnuchin at 1:30 this afternoon,” Roberts explained.

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“What I can tell you, because I’ve been talking to folks at the White House about this or the administration on an off-the-record basis. John Bolton was quickly falling into disfavor among very significant players at the White House, most recently because of his disagreement with the president over having the Taliban at Camp David.”

Besides clashing with other members of the administration, Bolton “had run afoul of the president in a way that the president eventually became tired of,” Roberts added.

“This has been building over the course of several months but it has just been in recent days that this thing has taken on a terrific amount of momentum. The way the people inside the White House, who were in very high positions, were talking about him –you knew that he was on his way out soon. A little surprised it happened this quickly.”

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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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