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Kurt Volker feared that Ukrainian prosecutor was feeding faulty information to Trump: testimony

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As part of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified before Congress Thursday. Congress obtained damning text messages between Volker and other officials, including State Department diplomat Bill Taylor, who wrote that it was “crazy” to withhold aid from Ukraine unless they dug up dirt on the president’s political opponent.

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On Tuesday, Buzzfeed obtained a partial transcript of Volker’s planned remarks. He insisted that he “focused on advancing U.S. foreign policy goals with respect to Ukraine.” He noted that in May, he started to worry that the departing Prosecutor General was giving Trump faulty information that threatened diplomatic relations.

He insisted that he’d never participated in investigations of Joe Biden. But, he did admit that diplomats had discussed Burisma, the Ukraine gas company where Biden’s son Hunter sat on the board.

He adds that he kept all necessary officials up to speed on his actions and that he fully supported the full transfer of military aid to Ukraine.


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Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns

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British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.

In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.

"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."

The op-ed continued:

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‘We are leaderless right now!’ Trump supporters despair that he’s doing nothing as riots erupt across America

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Several supporters of President Donald Trump are very upset that he is not doing enough to crack down on the violence that has swept the country ever since the killing of George Floyd last week.

As reported by the conservative Daily Wire, many conservatives who have otherwise been supportive of Trump are growing exasperated that he spent the weekend hunkered down in the White House and only sending the occasional angry tweet.

"Does Trump have dementia or something?" asked pro-Trump political pundit Mike Cernovitch. "Because sitting on his fat ass right now isn't the right move."

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Desperate and ‘out-of-control’ Trump might prompt violent insurrection to stay in office: columnist

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Writing for the Daily Beast, columnist Michael Tomasky made a strong case that Donald Trump has removed any doubt that he is "morally unfit" to be president and, faced with the possibility he may not be re-elected, could resort to encouraging his followers to take up arms in his defense.

"Naively, I always thought that even Donald Trump would stop short of actually inciting violence. I mean, he’s the president of the United States," Tomasky began before adding, "History means nothing to him, and the future means even less. Presidents—all presidents, even ones I didn’t like—think about the office, the future implications of their actions, the future of our institutions."

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