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McConnell ripped for allowing Trump to steal millions of dollars headed for his state

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Throughout President Donald Trump’s tenure, the Republican leadership has done virtually nothing to curb his harshest policies and statements. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has been one of his worst enablers, refusing time and time again to speak out against the president no matter what he does.

Writing in the Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent points to McConnell’s most cowardly move yet: Trump diverting military funds to pay for a border wall, including from some of McConnell’s constituents.

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“The diversion of military funds to pay for President Trump’s border wall obsession — which is taking money away from more than 100 military projects around the country, just as a junkie’s habit might take money from the grocery kitty — provides an opening to reconsider the extraordinary depths to which Mitch McConnell has sunk to enable Trump’s corruption,” Sargent writes.

Obviously, this isn’t the first time McConnell has appeased Trump.

“The Senate majority leader has not only assisted and protected Trump in doing great damage to our democracy, for naked partisan purposes, though that’s a major stain,” Sargent writes. But here, his inability to reign in Trump is especially egregious, Sargent notes.

“But McConnell also has in effect now prioritized the mission of enabling and defending Trump’s corruption over the interests of his own state and its constituents,” he adds.

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That means military families are being deprived of decent schools for their kids. “The New York Times has a remarkable new report on the impact this will have on the military families who have eagerly awaited the school’s construction,” Sargent writes. “It means more than 500 students will continue to “cram themselves in” at another school that’s already very tight on space. That entails messy arrangements that will make it harder for students to follow lessons.”

McConnell’s response has been to blame the Democrats. A spokesperson said we wouldn’t be in this situation if Democrats work with the GOP to increase border security. Sargent isn’t buying it.

“Yet somehow, McConnell is blaming Democrats for this result, thus spinning away and continuing to enable Trump’s profoundly corrupt and destructive role in all of it.”

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People close to Giuliani are advising him to hire a criminal lawyer: CNN reporter

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After two business associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested, it was revealed federal investigators were looking into the finances of Giuliani to see the degree to which he was involved financially with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Now, those close to Giuliani are urging him to hire a criminal attorney to handle possible charges.

"Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with the personal attorney representing him so far in matters related to the impeachment inquiry," tweeted CNN's Shimon Prokupecz. "Giuliani confirmed to CNN Tuesday that his current attorney, Jon Sale, is ending his representation of the former New York City mayor shortly."

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Trump trade adviser busted for making up ‘whimsical pen name’ to quote himself in his books for years

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A senior economic and trade advisor to President Donald Trump has been busted for making up a person he can quote in his books and to justify his policies.

A shocking expose in The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that Peter Navarro invented the name "Ron Vara," an anagram for Navarro, to justify his own opinions in his books.

The so-called Ron Vara has strong opinions, fortune-cookie-style quotes and an elaborate back story as "a military veteran and Harvard-trained economist who made seven figures in the stock market by investing in companies that do well during international crises," the report said.

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Rudy Giuliani’s own attorney is leaving just two weeks after being hired

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With just two weeks on the job, an attorney for Rudy Giuliani is reportedly already parting ways with his client.

Earlier this month, Giuliani tapped former Watergate prosecutor Jon Sale to head up his legal team.

"He 100 percent did not do anything illegal," Sale insisted at the time.

CNN reporter Erica Orden revealed on Monday that Sale would no longer be working for Giuliani. No additional details were immediately available.

Sale's departure was announced soon after Giuliani said on Tuesday that he would not comply with subpoenas from House Democrats.

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