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Trump turns to the NRA to help him bankroll defense against impeachment: report

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On Friday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump is turning to an old ally for help mounting his legal defense against impeachment: The National Rifle Association.

According to the report, Trump met with executives of the gun-rights organization, to explore the possibility the NRA could provide funding for his legal expenses as the House moves to impeach him over his phone calls seeking to extort Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden. It is not clear whether Trump or NRA executives pitched the idea.

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The news comes just as a new Senate report details how Russia used the NRA as an intelligence asset to infiltrate the Republican Party. It also comes as the NRA is facing a mountain of financial problems and ethics scandals into how leadership steered contracts with an Oklahoma advertising firm they had a financial stake in.


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Democrats intend to present Mueller findings in next round of impeachment hearings

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House Democrats would like to hold at least one impeachment hearing on findings from Robert Mueller's report, but must first sort out court challenges to witnesses and evidence from that investigation.

Roger Stone's trial, which ended in a guilty verdict on all seven counts, raised new questions about whether President Donald Trump perjured himself in written responses to the special counsel's questions, and Democrats may present that evidence and examine Mueller's findings on obstruction of justice, reported Politico.

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These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN

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On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.

Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.

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CNN’s John Berman throws cold water on GOP excitement over FBI official accused of altering Russia document

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Early Friday morning CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota undercut GOP excitement over a report that a former FBI official has been accused of altering a document tied to the investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, saying the employee in question was a lower-level attorney who is no longer with the agency.

On Thursday night, CNN reported that John Durham, the U.S. Attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia probe, has opened a criminal investigation into an FBI official accused of altering a document pertaining to the original surveillance efforts.

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