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Rudy Giuliani ‘is almost certainly’ being investigated by law enforcement officials right now: legal expert

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Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti said on Thursday that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani may be in real hot water in the wake of his two associates’ arrests on Wednesday for campaign-finance charges.

Specifically, Mariotti argued that law enforcement officials are likely grilling indicted Giuliani henchmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman if the former New York mayor offered them advance knowledge of the charges that were being brought against them.

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“Law enforcement is almost certainly investigating what Giuliani knew about the scheme and whether he aided Parnas and Fruman,” Mariotti wrote on Twitter. “If Giuliani testifies before Congress, he should be asked what happened during this meeting. Did he tip them off? Did they get their stories straight?”

Mariotti also recommended that journalists should ask Giuliani “whether he is a subject of the Southern District of New York’s investigation” whenever they interview him.

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“I would be surprised if Giuliani was *not* a subject of that investigation, and it’s possible he knows that already,” Mariotti added.

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Giuliani on Wednesday afternoon was spotted having lunch with Parnas and Fruman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hours later, Parnas and Fruman traveled to Dulles International Airport, where they both bought one-way tickets on international flights.

Law enforcement officials then arrested them and charged them with violating campaign finance laws by allegedly funneling money from a Russian national to American political campaigns.

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GOP’s reliance on white Christians has made its extinction inevitable: conservative

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Demographic trends don't bode well for the Republican Party.

Writing in the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin points out that the GOP's reliance on old, white voters and Christians makes its eventual extinction inevitable. "After a while ... you run out of white evangelicals. That is precisely what is happening at an unexpectedly speedy pace," Rubin writes.

According to a recent Pew poll, there's been a 12 percent drop in the past decade of people who described themselves as Christian. "The ranks of the most progressive segment of the electorate, religiously unaffiliated ("atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular’ ") have risen to 26 percent, a nine-point bump since 2009," Rubin writes.

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Trump flayed for self-pitying whine about how hard it is being president: ‘Resign — you won’t be missed’

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President Donald Trump on Friday bitterly complained about the purported ill treatment he's received as president of the United States.

In an angry tweet, the president bemoaned having to deal with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry at the same time he's trying to do unspecified "important work" for the United States.

"Can you believe I am doing this important work for our Country, and have to deal with Corrupt Adam Schiff and the Do Nothing Democrats at the same time?" the president wrote. "It was not intended to be this way for a President!"

Can you believe I am doing this important work for our Country, and have to deal with Corrupt Adam Schiff and the Do Nothing Democrats at the same time? It was not intended to be this way for a President!

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Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

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According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."

Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

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