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MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains how Fiona Hill’s testimony obliterates Trump’s defense in Ukraine scandal

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani were increasingly exposed to legal jeopardy — and neither man seems to understand their precarious position.

The “Morning Joe” host and NBC News reporter Julia Ainsley agreed that congressional testimony by former White House aide Fiona Hill had blown apart many of the president’s defenses in the Ukraine scandal.

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“We don’t need to hear anymore of this, because what’s fascinating and what Rudy still doesn’t understand is, they went to the lawyers right after the meeting,” Scarborough said. “They’ve got the transcripts, they’ve got all the details. He can go on any, like, Trumpist crank’s talk radio show — they’ve got the transcripts, they’ve got the evidence.”

“This is like the end of ‘Matlock’ or ‘Perry Mason,'” he added.

Ainsley said Hill’s testimony shows that Trump and Giuliani’s pressure campaign against Ukraine would likely have been revealed without the whistleblower complaint, and raises serious questions about the Justice Department’s handling of the scandal.

“If you think about it, that National Security Council lawyer that (Hill) was advised go to (by former national security adviser John Bolton), that is the same person, as well as the CIA general counsel, who called the Justice Department before we even had a whistleblower complaint,” Ainsley said.

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“So when the president focuses on this whistleblower, (saying) it’s this disloyal person who has created this experience against him,” she added, “it wasn’t one person, it was all of these people and it dates before this complaint. I think if it wasn’t for the complaint itself, this would have surfaced.”

Scarborough said the evidence was piling up against the president and his lawyer, and everyone who helped them conceal their efforts to corrupt foreign policy.

“These people are terrible at covering their messes, and it’s all coming out,” he said. “A third-grader knows it’s all coming out. Rudy is still lying, they’re still trying to cover up. Rudy and Donald Trump seem to be the only two people who aren’t smart enough to cover their backsides legally.”

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Greta Thunberg says ‘people must finally wake up’ to the fact Trump is ‘so extreme’ on climate change

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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was "so extreme" that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.

She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

"He's so extreme and he says so extreme things, so I think people wake up by that in a way," the 16-year-old said from on board a sailboat preparing to depart from the East Coast town of Hampton, Virginia for Europe early Wednesday.

"I thought when he got elected, now people will finally, now people must finally wake up," she continued.

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Trump praises ‘amazing warrior’ Sean Hannity for saying impeachment hearings are a ‘phony showtrial’

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President Donald Trump thanked Fox News personality Sean Hannity for his over-the-top defense the evening before impeachment hearings begin.

According to Trump's quoting, Hannity said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a, "corrupt, compromised, coward and congenital liar."

Hannity called the Schiff's Intelligence Committee hearings a "phony showtrial" -- despite the reality that an impeachment trial would occur in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Still, Hannity lashed out at the inquiry as "another fraudulent hoax conspiracy theory" and "witch hunt."

Trump thanked, "Sean the amazing warrior!"

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Rudy Giuliani harshly mocked after admitting Trump’s guilt in new WSJ column

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President Donald Trump's defense attorney took to the pages a Rupert Murdoch's newspaper to make "the case for the impeachment defense" on the eve of televised inquiry hearings.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out enemies while clinging to conspiracy theories in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Giuliani began by attacking the press for reporting on Trump's solicitation of foreign election interference.

"If your only sources of news the past two months have been CNN and MSNBC, you probably think President Trump has committed some heinous act that is deserving of being drawn, quartered and carted out of the White House," Giuliani argued. "That’s a false narrative built on selectively leaked testimony from Rep. Adam Schiff’s closed-door Intelligence Committee hearings."

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