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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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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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