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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.”

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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READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released a report outlining the impeachable acts committed by President Donald Trump.

"Our President holds the ultimate public trust," said the report, titled "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," in its introduction. "A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself."

The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

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Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

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President Donald Trump is taking heat from former U.S. intelligence officials for taking a very soft tone with the Saudi government after Friday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

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Former right-wing presidential candidate scamming Americans with toxic bleach cure for cancer

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Former diplomat and Reagan adviser Alan Keyes is a well-known gadfly who has run multiple times for president and for Senate, most famously against future President Barack Obama in 2004.

But lately, according to The Daily Beast, he has been involved in a different pursuit: the promotion of a dangerous pseudoscience scam known as the "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS.

The substance, which is actually just the powerful bleach chlorine dioxide, is supposedly a cure for everything from viral infections to infertility, and there was even a cultlike church known as the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, that promoted it as a gift from God. MMS has particularly taken root in developing countries like Uganda, but it also has a following in the United States, and many autistic children have been forced to drink it. Versions of this scam have even been promoted on Amazon.

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