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Fox & Friends guest uncorks bonkers smear campaign against Ukraine ambassador who gave damning testimony

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Tom Fitton, the president of the right-wing organization Judicial Watch, uncorked a bonkers conspiracy theory on Wednesday about former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

While appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Fitton claimed that Yovanovitch had somehow acted improperly by trying to stop Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani from pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.

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“I’d like to see [Yovanovitch’s] full transcript so we can see if members of Congress questioned her about this issue,” he said. “The State Department’s aware of this, guys, and it’s about time we got a full explanation about why this ambassador… was so concerned about Biden and Ukraine and George Soros, who controversially was involved in Ukraine as well… why were they monitoring the president’s lawyer and his son?”

When asked by host Steve Doocey to explained Yovanovitch’s actions, Fitton replied, “It looks a lot like an enemies list to me.”

Yovanovitch and other Trump administration officials have reportedly told Congress in recent days that Giuliani was running a “shadow” Ukrainian policy that went around traditional diplomatic channels to enlist the Ukrainian government to help with the president’s reelection campaign.

Giuliani and other Trump loyalists made a concerted effort to get Yovanovitch removed from her position — and the former Ukraine ambassador speculated it was because she was preventing them from trying to personally enrich themselves through America’s relationship with Ukraine.

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Trump advisors futilely trying to get him to stop ranting about statues as his re-election prospects collapse: report

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According to a report focusing on Donald Trump's rally at Mt. Rushmore on the evening before the 4th of July, advisors to the president ate attempting to get him to start focusing on bread and butter issues that will get him re-elected instead of harping on statues being pulled down by protesters across the country.

As the Daily Beast report illustrates, their efforts appear to be futile based upon his Friday night speech.

With the president trying to fire up the crowd by insisting, “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders. They think the American people are weak, and soft, and submissive,” the Beast reported that Trump, "decided to focus heavily Friday evening on protesters and Black Lives Matter activists who want various American monuments, including those honoring Confederate, white-supremacist, and slave-owning figures of history, torn down and destroyed for good. "

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Trump’s a traitor — and the Russian bounty scandal is the final straw

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The first story of the rest of Donald Trump's life was published last Friday in the New York Times, revealing that the Russian intelligence agency known as the GRU has been paying bonuses to Taliban fighters to kill Americans, and that this intelligence had been reported to Trump and had been known at least since March. The story was subsequently confirmed by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the AP.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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GOP scrambling to pay for Jacksonville convention after Trump yanked it from North Carolina: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, Republican officials are having difficulties getting donors to pay for the Republican National Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida after Donald Trump yanked the gathering out of Charlotte, North Carolina in a fit of pique over COVID-19 health restrictions.

At issue, the report notes, is that millions of dollars were spent in North Carolina where a smaller event will now be held, and now the party is, in essence, forced to pay for a second convention.

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