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Ex-federal prosecutor stomps out Trump’s crazed letter to Congress: ‘They are really just making stuff up’

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Legal experts are still stunned by the rambling, angry letter that White House attorneys sent to Congress on Tuesday, and former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams on Wednesday called out the Trump team for concocting bogus legal arguments based on literally nothing.

During a CNN discussion of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, Williams said that the Trump White House isn’t even trying to make legal arguments and is instead only crafting political arguments that can be used as Fox News talking points.

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“They make up a lot of arguments out of thin air,” he said. “They say that impeachment should only be used to ‘defend our system of government or our constitutional liberties against a dire threat.’ That’s just not accurate. That’s not in the Constitution.”

Williams also called out the White House for claiming that Democrats are simply trying to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election, and also to skew the results of the 2020 election.

“If that’s the case, you’re never, ever again going to be able to impeach a president of the United States because they’re always just off of an election or… sometimes going into a new one,” he said. “They are really just making stuff up.”

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GOP lawmaker hammers Trump for Ukraine server conspiracy theory: ‘Are we trying to exculpate Russia?’

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Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.

During an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president's efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.

Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) comment that "all roads" in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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‘We’ve entered a shame-free zone’: CNN’s Sciutto appalled by Trump’s ‘mind-boggling’ G7 corruption

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CNN's Jim Sciutto on Friday did not mince words when talking about President Donald Trump's decision to host next year's G7 summit at his own golf course in Doral, Florida.

During a segment about the president's multiple corruption scandals, Sciutto described Trump's G7 gambit as the president "explicitly, publicly steering a taxpayer-funded government contract to [his] own business." He then asked former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti to comment on why this scandal might get Trump into hot legal water.

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‘We’re ready to vote’: Oversight Committee Dem claims Congress has the goods for impeachment

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna (CA), who sits on the House Oversight Committee, said he and other Democrats have enough in hand to vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Speaking with host John Berman, Khanna was pressed on what he had learned behind closed doors from former and current officials working in Trump's administration, saying he couldn't divulge any more than has previously been released but that there was enough there to raise serious issues about Trump's continuing as president.

Pressed by host Berman whether lawmakers have enough to proceed with impeachment, the California Democrat didn't skip a beat and said yes.

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