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Trey Gowdy has no idea if he’s still working for Trump or not

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Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) can’t work for any government-related jobs until 12 months after he leaves his job as a lobbyist. When President Donald Trump hired Gowdy on the recommendation of his chief of staff, it was revealed that Gowdy spoke out against former President Barack Obama’s administration, saying that no administration is allowed to defy subpoenas for investigations, which is exactly what Trump is doing.

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It’s for that reason that Politico wondered if Gowdy is even still working for Trump’s impeachment team.

Gowdy appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning, where he was asked if he’s still on the president’s team.

“I have no idea,” he confessed. “I don’t represent the president as of today. I don’t know what if anything will exist in January. It may be over.”

Trump reportedly wasn’t interested in having Gowdy, but Mick Mulvaney convinced Trump that there was no one more experienced in Congressional investigations. Indeed, Gowdy worked with Republicans to hold six of the ten investigations into the Benghazi attacks that took place in the House between 2012 and 2016.

Gowdy recommended Trump get someone in to help before he can join the team in January.

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Trump needs people who “can represent him now before the House, the Senate and indirectly through television shows and print medial,” said Gowdy.”I don’t even know if I’m going to be alive in January. If Dallas doesn’t start playing better, I won’t be alive in January. So, I don’t know who I’ll be representing.”

Gowdy also said in the interview that he agreed with the way Democrats and Republicans have conducted depositions in secret before the hearings begin. Republicans have argued that their party isn’t involved, but Republican members of the House are in attendance and able to ask questions.

Read the full report at Politico.

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Former government ethics chief hilariously imagines GOP’s reaction if Trump actually shot someone

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Former director of government ethics, Walter Shaub

President Donald Trump infamously said in 2016 that his supporters were so loyal that he could shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose any support.

Walter Shaub, who served as chief of the Government Ethics Office under former President Barack Obama, hilariously imagined how elected Republicans would react if Trump actually did shoot someone on 5th Avenue.

"It was indecorous of the president to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue," Shaub said, imagining a scripted GOP response. "I would have preferred he not do that. In the strongest possible terms, I add that I find it to be generally inconsistent with the higher aims of responsible governance. And you can quote me on that."

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Rick Santorum falls apart during CNN defense of Trump as fellow Republican Charlie Dent smirks

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As CNN contributor Rick Santorum struggled to defend Donald Trump's quid pro quo proposal to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday morning, his fellow Pennsylvania Republican, former Rep. Charlie Dent, laughed at his fumbling for answers.

Sitting down with "New Day" host John Berman, Santorum once again attempted to make the case that the president was withholding aid over Ukraine corruption and not because he was seeking dirt on political opponents -- and didn't fare well as Berman kept fact-checking him.

With the two former GOP lawmakers on split-screen, Santorum refused to concede that the president was asking for a personal favor during the phone-call that eventually led to a House impeachment inquiry into the president's actions.

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Ukraine’s ambassador to Austria shreds Trump allies for giving Putin their ‘enthusiastic help’

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Olexander Scherba, who currently serves as Ukraine's ambassador to Austria, sent out a scathing tweet on Friday excoriating allies of President Donald Trump who seem hellbent on helping Russian President Vladimir Putin reassert Russia's dominance over Eastern Europe.

In his tweet, Scherba explained the scope of Putin's ambitions, which he said went far beyond seizing Ukrainian territory.

"Putin isn’t just fighting Ukraine," he wrote. "He is fighting the whole world order, created by Reagan."

The ambassador then turned his attention to American supporters of President Donald Trump who have been cheering Putin's actions.

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