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Federal judge calls BS on White House trying to censor staffers in hearings

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President Donald Trump has demanded that White House staffers and appointees cannot and should not cooperate with Congress, appear in hearings or turn over any documents subpoenaed by House committees. But a federal judge is stepping in.

According to CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. today, refuted the White House’s efforts to control what officials and former officials say when subpoenaed.

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“We don’t live in a world where your status as a former executive branch official somehow shields you or prevents you from giving information,” the judge told the Trump administration.

Trump has long demanded loyalty from his staff and his friends. Those who have come forward to testify have thus far been mostly people who are career civil servants, soldiers or other people who work for the country first and the president second.

“The judiciary (so far) doesn’t seem to be on the Trump administration’s side over the subpoena battles,” Prokupecz followed up. “Today it’s Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson talking to a Justice Department attorney who is defending the White House.”

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He ‘deserves better than to be mocked, taunted, and bullied by the commander-in-chief’: Lt. Col. Vindman lawyer to Trump

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was ripped during an Oval Office press availability Friday by President Donald Trump. The president, who never served in the military, mocked Vindman's rank, belittling him with sarcasm as “the lieutenant colonel."

In response to the president, Vindman's lawyer called out the president, saying that the decorated Iraq war hero deserves better.

“My client has seen war, and has sacrificed greatly for our country. He has said nothing publicly but for statements made pursuant to a subpoena. He deserves better than to be mocked, taunted, and bullied by the Commander-in-Chief,” the lawyer said according to CNN's Kaitlan Collins.

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Trump-loving troll who attacked veteran reporter Kurt Eichenwald will plead guilty: report

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Maryland man, John Rayne Rivello, will officially plead guilty in a Dallas, Texas court next week for intentionally attempting to cause a seizure in a former Newsweek reporter using an animated strobe image, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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Chris Hayes reveals how to talk about impeachment to a five-year-old — and why it matters

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MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes detailed how to explain impeachment to a five-year-old -- and why that matters -- during "All In" with Chris Hayes before a live studio audience.

"One of the things that really stuck with me while I was listening to the Democrats making the case for impeachment is they kept using this word, they kept using the word 'cheating' to describe what Donald Trump was doing, the president was cheating," Hayes said.

"And it was interesting because just this week actually my 5-year-old son David was asking me and my wife [Cardoza Law Professor] Kate [Shaw] what the whole impeachment thing was about, but my wife Kate boiled it down pretty nicely, she said the president got caught cheating, which is true, he got caught cheating," Hayes noted. "And we're impeaching the president because he's trying to cheat on the next election."

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