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Mick Mulvaney is trying to help Trump with ‘charm offensive’ so Republicans won’t abandon him

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is planning to undertake a behind-the-scenes “charm offensive” over the next few weeks to try to reassure President Donald Trump’s GOP allies in Congress in the wake of his disastrous announcement that troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria.

The decision, which has already emboldened Turkish forces to begin bombing raids on the region and go after the Kurdish fighters who were allied with the United States, has been sharply criticized on both sides of the aisle, including by critical Trump applies like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), another firm supporter of the president, has likewise expressed her horror, stating, “President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences.”

Even Trump himself appears to have realized that his move was a mistake, as he has proclaimed that Turkey will be “destroyed” economically if in his “great and unmatched wisdom” their forces do anything bad.

It remains to be seen whether Mulvaney’s efforts can repair the divide.


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Schiff explains why Congress can’t wait to impeach Trump: ‘Why not just let him cheat in one more election?’

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday delivered a blistering rebuttal to critics who say that Congress should wait until it has more evidence to impeach President Donald Trump.

In announcing articles of impeachment against the president, Schiff said that waiting for the courts to weigh in would take far too long and would give Trump even more time to try to rig the election in his favor.

"It took us eight months to get one court decision," Schiff said, referring to the court decision that former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have absolute right to avoid testifying before Congress.

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‘Unprecedented and inappropriate’: Former IG slams Bill Barr’s investigator for attack on FBI

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From the outset, Attorney General William Barr attacked the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz debunking GOP conspiracy theories about the FBI "spying" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. But he was also joined by U.S. Attorney John Durham, a longtime career official in the Justice Department whom Barr had tapped to run a parallel investigation — even though Durham, according to recent reports, cannot find criminal misconduct to charge.

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Giuliani’s new 20-year-old spokeswoman has a shady resume and links to Ukraine henchmen

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President Donald Trump's allies are still trying to figure out why Rudy Giuliani hired a 20-year-old Instagram personality as his director of communications.

The president's personal attorney travels everywhere, including Ukraine, with Christianné Allen, a former teenage Trump campaign volunteer who has served since September as his media strategist and technology consultant, reported Politico.

“Nobody can figure out who the eff she is or how she got in there,” a friend of Giuliani told the website's Daniel Lippman.

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