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Maddow says history will remember today for impeachment inquiry shifting to include Mike Pence

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The host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC (screengrab)

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow broke down the rapidly intensifying impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration on Friday.

“At its heart, this is still very simple. Maybe that is why it is moving so fast. There is an unrebuttable central claim here, it remains very simply that the president asked a foreign country — and now it seems foreign countries, plural — for help,” she reported. “For help in his re-election against the Democrats.”

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“That is potentially a crime, no American can solicit something of value for use in a federal election,” she noted.

“I think in the history books, if this all goes where it looks like it is going, today will go down in the history of the Trump impeachment as the day that the core impeachment inquiry — the central issue of this inquiry and the proceedings — shifted to include not just the president himself but also Vice President Pence,” she said.

“The explosion of news is the fact that this is an order that the president gave out that was, in fact, carried out by multiple people inside the U.S. government, including a number of people at very high levels of the U.S. government,” she concluded.

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Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win

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The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.

Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"

Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.

"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."

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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

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Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett pick for Supreme Court might backfire: analysts

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat. Trump made his pick official during an event at the White House Rose Garden.

“As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer, you are there to do your duty, and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

He continued: “No matter the issue, no matter the case before her. I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law. She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

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