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White House spokesman blames Americans for Trump’s Ukraine scandal: ‘People voted for this’

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President Donald Trump is accused of withholding financial aid from Ukraine in order to pressure the country to dig up dirt on his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden. But according to White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, Trump was just implementing what his supporters voted for in 2016.

“The president has done nothing wrong,” he said during a Fox News interview on Wednesday. “We have said that time and time again. The problem with this is, you have a Democrat Party with a complicit and compliant media. Whatever they say, the media will parrot without fact checking it, without going to multiple sources. They run with it. The sad part is they want it to be true so badly that they’ll manufacture a crisis and they’ll manufacture a news story just to attack the president.”

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Fox News host Sandra Smith noted that “the president has admitted to certain things and events that took place leading up to that phone call, including the withholding of that $400 million in aid to Ukraine.”

“The president ran on this very issue. He won on this very issue. Now he is trying to implement the issues he ran and won on. The American people voted for this,” Gidley replied.

“Every tax dollar that is spent, every dollar that the American people send in to this government, the president wants to make sure that is spent properly. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars across the globe and the president looks at that all the time. What are we getting back for that?”


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‘Flashback much?’: Senator mocked for saying IG report made him feel like he had ‘dropped acid’

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“About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

A prominent Republican Senator is getting his own special due process on social media after using his precious time to question U.S. Dept. of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz by saying reading the 434 page report on the FBI's Russia investigation was like dropping acid.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) admitted to Horowitz on Wednesday that he had not finished reading the lengthy document but was about 70 percent done. He also appeared to be trying to make the infractions about FISA warrants committed by FBI agents to be seen as unprecedented and historically offensive, in an attempt to serve President Donald Trump by damaging the reputation of the FBI.

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Republicans are leaning towards a short impeachment trial in the Senate with no witnesses: report

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According to an exclusive report from Bloomberg, Senate Republicans are saying there's a growing "early consensus" that a short impeachment trial that could see the GOP-led chamber "vote on a likely acquittal of President Donald Trump without hearing from any witnesses" is the way to go.

"Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said a growing number of the Senate’s 53 GOP members want to simply let House Democrats make their case to impeach the president and then hear a rebuttal from Trump’s team before moving immediately to a vote on the articles of impeachment," Bloomberg's Laura Litvan and Steven T. Dennis report.

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READ IT: Court filing from Michael Cohen seeking a sentence reduction

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President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, but he's seeking a reduction in his sentence according to a recent court filing.

"Reducing the Court's previously imposed 36 month term of imprisonment, or, in the alternative, reducing it to a term of home confinement, coupled with a community service," the documents requested.

While Cohen cooperated with investigators, he didn't do so immediately, instead he remained loyal to his former client. After it became clear that Cohen was being thrown under the bus, however, he began to cooperate with investigators.

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