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George Conway: Rudy Giuliani may have sealed Trump’s doom by blabbing about Ukraine in May

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Rudy Giuliani made clear months ago in an interview that assisting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign would benefit Ukraine.

The president and his personal attorney have confirmed they reached out to Ukraine’s president and asked for campaign dirt against Joe Biden, and Trump admitted that he withheld U.S. aid to the country as leverage.

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George Conway, the conservative attorney and husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, showed why Giuliani’s remarks in May could come back to haunt the president.

“There’s nothing illegal about it,” Giuliani told the New York Times nearly five months ago. “Somebody could say it’s improper, and this isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop.”

“I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government,” Giuliani added.

Conway said the remarks showed corrupt intent and served as evidence of a quid pro quo extended to Ukraine.

“Note Giuliani’s hierarchy of priorities. A Ukrainian probe primarily *will* help Trump *personally*; and only secondarily *may* help the United States,” Conway tweeted. “That was Trump’s hierarchy of priorities, too — himself first, the country last — and that’s what makes his conduct impeachable.”

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The attorney said the pair’s efforts to spin a conspiracy theory about the former vice president’s son Hunter Biden was clearly intended to help Trump win re-election, but Conway said Giuliani’s comments could serve as evidence to impeach the president.

“That’s not to say that Trump and Giuliani’s pursuit of a mendacious conspiracy theory could in any way help the United States; in fact, it was detrimental to our country,” Conway tweeted. “But Giuliani’s remark shows how easy a bill of impeachment would be to prove even at this early stage.”

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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