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Rudy Giuliani’s bank records part of investigation by federal prosecutors: report

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On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is having his banking records scrutinized as part of the federal criminal investigation into his dealings in the Ukraine.

The report says that prosecutors are also looking into his work for a city mayor in the country.

Giuliani has been a central figure in Trump’s apparent scheme to extort the Ukrainian president into helping him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, holding military aid appropriated by Congress hostage until the country investigates “corruption.”

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Two of Giuliani’s associates have already been arrested on charges of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws.


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‘This is bad news for Trump’: Morning Joe drops bombshell on president over blowback from impeachment trial

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Referring to a new poll that shows Donald Trump is losing to virtually every Democrat who is running for their party's presidential nomination, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" suggested the president may survive impeachment but not the 2020 election.

"Why don't we see what the American people are thinking about these proceeding, because when you listen to Republicans, they will tell you that this has just been -- that Nancy Pelosi mishandled this, Adam Schiff mishandled it," host Scarborough began. "That the American people are angry and this is going to help Donald Trump and help the Republicans so much. Poll after poll after poll shows that to be a lie."

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Is Trump’s base of support a cult? Ask 3 people who left it

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Critics of President Donald Trump have often accused his supporters — both in government and in the public — of essentially belonging to a cult. Their senses of identity, in many cases, have become wrapped around the president, and their primary political motivations revolve around serving his whims and interests rather than any higher policy goals.

But is the “cult” label really fair? Does it accurately describe the phenomenon we’re seeing?

In a recent article for The Conversation, Sharday Mosurinjohn, a professor of cultural and religious studies at Queen’s University, argued that calling Trump’s base of support a “cult” is unhelpful.

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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