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Trump rages against Biden and news media as Twitter rage-gasm continues

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President Donald Trump continued tweeting out denials and attacks as impeachment gathers around his administration.

The president tweeted dozens of times over the weekend and got an early start Monday morning, when he lashed out against a whistleblower and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

He called the complaint fake and then threatened to have Schiff arrested for “treason,” and then moved on mid-morning to an explanation for asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.

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“Very simple! I was looking for Corruption and also why Germany, France and others in the European Union don’t do more for Ukraine,” Trump tweeted. “Why is it always the USA that does so much and puts up so much money for Ukraine and other countries? By the way, the Bidens were corrupt!”

Next he turned to attack the media for reporting details of his call to the Ukrainian president, rather than hyping nonexistent evidence of Biden corruption.

“The Fake News Media wants to stay as far away as possible from the Ukraine and China deals made by the Bidens,” Trump tweeted. “A Corrupt Media is so bad for our Country! In actuality, the Media may be even more Corrupt than the Bidens, which is hard to do!”

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Democratic pressure on intel agencies exposed a motherlode of information on foreign meddling helping Trump: report

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On Saturday, Politico reported that congressional Democrats believe their pressure campaign on the intelligence community was crucial to exposing Russia's newest plot to interfere with U.S. elections on behalf of President Donald Trump.

"For weeks, top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate have been blaring warnings and demanding briefings and public disclosures from the intelligence community, shrugging off Republican charges that they’re politicizing intelligence," reported Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney. "And Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort."

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Pelosi ‘going for the jugular’ as Republicans fight among themselves over COVID-19 aid: report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes she has the upper hand in negotiations with Republicans over the next round of stimulus in response to economic catastrophe resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report in The New York Times.

The newspaper recounted how Pelosi responded to CNBC anchor Jim Cramer's suggestion she invokes John Lewis to get Republicans to help "minorities" and vulnerable Americans during the economic crisis.

“Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn for what you just described," Pelosi replied.

"The comment — unusually coarse for Ms. Pelosi, 80, who was educated by nuns — was part insult, part dare and part slogan for a woman who believes she has the upper hand in crisis negotiations and does not intend to lose it. And it reflected how, two weeks into stalled talks over another round of federal assistance to prop up a battered economy, and less than three months before Election Day, the speaker of the House is going for the jugular," the newspaper explained.

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Trumpism will live on for years in the Republican Party before it can be rooted out: political analysts

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President Donald Trump is broadly considered to be in grave peril in the November election, which could not only see him swept from the White House, but could eliminate the GOP's control of the Senate and lead to Democratic gains in the House.

But even if all of this happens, some experts told The Guardian, it could take years before Trump's brand of populist, authoritarian nativism and racism fades from the Republican Party.

"The end of Trump would not necessarily mean the end of Trumpism," reported David Smith. "Nine in 10 Republicans still approve of the job he is doing as president, according to Gallup. A SurveyMonkey poll for Axios last December showed Republican voters’ favourite picks for 2024 led by Mike Pence, with Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr in second place, followed by Nikki Haley, Ivanka Trump, Marco Rubio and Mike Pompeo."

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