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Maddow explained Ukraine scandal to Stephen Colbert: Trump ‘is going to get impeached for it’

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Comedian Stephen Colbert interviewed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on “The Late Show” on Tuesday.

“As I’ve said to you many times before, I think that you are America’s premier explainer,” Colbert said. “Something complicated going on in the day, and you come out — and as I said before — you lay the story out like parts on a lawn and then put it together and say this is how the engine works.”

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“Are you at all frustrated that the present scandal is so damn simple?” Colbert asked. “Let me lay out the parts. Trump called Ukraine — and I’m done.”

“Exactly,” she replied.

“Yeah, you can’t even sleuth your way through it,” Maddow noted. “In order to find out that Trump called Ukraine, what we had to do is ask Trump, ‘Did you call Ukraine?’ And he said, ‘Yes, here’s the evidence.'”

“It wasn’t even like, ‘Who done it? How can we prove it?’ It’s just over,” Maddow noted.

“There is stuff to explain, like ‘Why did this happen in Ukraine? And why did he think he could get that? And what’s going to happen to Ukraine?’ There’s other contextual stuff that I could make long segments about,” she noted.

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“But in terms of who done it — he did it, he admitted it, and he’s going to be impeached for it,” Maddow added, to applause from the studio audience.

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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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America’s millionaires just stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2020

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On Wednesday, not even two full months into 2020, millionaires will stop paying into Social Security for the year due to the program's payroll tax cap.

The cap limits annual wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax to the first $137,700. Sarah Rawlins, program associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), wrote Tuesday that the cap means "someone who makes $1,000,000 per year stops paying into the program on February 19, 2020."

"That makes a millionaire's effective tax rate well below the 6.2% of income that most Americans pay," Rawlins noted. "Instead, it is less than 1% of a millionaire's income. The Social Security tax is only levied on wages, excluding income from other sources like capital gains, meaning those with wages over the cap likely have an effective tax rate even lower than this estimate."

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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’

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The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.

Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.

"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.

The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.

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