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GOP strategists afraid Trump’s unhinged raging against impeachment will backfire

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President Donald Trump has been quick to spin a narrative of himself as a victim of persecution as House Democrats move forward with impeachment over the Ukraine scandal. He has attacked the members of Congress leading the process, like House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and continued to defend his attempts to extort foreign governments into gathering dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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To some extent, this has helped him — his campaign is reporting massive fundraising hauls from enraged supporters.

But according to The Daily Beast, many GOP strategists think this strategy is going to backfire — and are urging the president to stop talking about impeachment and try to change the subject.

“If I was the president I would ignore the impeachment process as much as you could,” said Great America PAC director Ed Rollins, who acknowledged Trump was unlikely to follow this advice.

Dick Morris, a GOP strategist who advised president Bill Clinton amid his impeachment, said that Trump should do what Clinton did. “He should issue an ever-increasing stream of policy initiatives that have nothing to do with impeachment … You just have to make sausage every day and put it up on a nail. The public will look for other stuff to follow. And that will be what Trump is putting out there.”

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Trump would arguably be well off paying attention to this, because Clinton survived his impeachment with massive popularity. Trump, meanwhile, is facing greater public pressure to resign than Richard Nixon was at this point of the Watergate scandal.


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Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

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According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."

Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

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GOP giving up trying to reclaim House seats as 2020 wipeout looms: report

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Faced with a ticket likely headed by an unpopular president and watching the Democrats rake in campaign cash ahead of the 2020 election, the Republican Party is conceding they will not win back the House by reclaiming seats they lost in the so-called 2018 "blue wave" election.

According to a report from Politico, Democratic candidates have been stockpiling massive amounts of cash to wage war in what is expected to be a high turnout election with Donald Trump as the face of the Republican Party and seats that the GOP thought they might have a shot at now appearing unattainable.

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Trump supporters cry bitter tears after bus company they never bothered paying leaves them stranded

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Hundreds of Trump supporters this week were left stranded by bus company U.S. Coachways after the organizers for a "March for Trump" rally in Washington D.C. failed to pay them.

The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that the Trump supporters had expected U.S. Coachways to pick them up and bring them to D.C. where they were set to rally against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. After the buses never showed up, however, Trump supporters claimed that the bus company was part of a "deep state" conspiracy aimed at silencing their voices.

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