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Tongue-tied ex-Trump aide crashes and burns on national TV when asked why impeachment is a ‘coup’

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President Donald Trump’s former assistant administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration struggled to explain how an impeachment inquiry is a coup during an appearance on MSNBC.

A coup d’état refers to illegally overthrowing an existing government, while impeachment is a legal Constitutional mechanism that would not overthrow the existing government, only Trump. If that occurred, Republican Vice President Mike Pence would ascend to the Oval Office.

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Yet some Republicans have repeated Trump’s conspiracy theory that there is a coup occurring.

Despite the fact a coup is not occurring, former administration official Holly Turner attempted to declare that there actually was a coup during an interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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“How are Republicans and the White House reading this and the silence by many of the Republican leadership sort of giving an indication that maybe they are trying to weigh which way they can go, given that they have many of their Senate seats up for re-election?” Sharpton asked.

“Well, there’s not been a whole a lot of silence,” Turner claimed, despite the defeaning silence from vulnerable Republican senators.

“I think you heard a lot of Republican leadership call out this coup that is happening against the president right now,” Turner claimed.

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“When you say a coup, how is an impeachment inquiry based on a whistle-blower that the inspector general appointed by Trump said is of urgent concern? How is that a coup?” Sharpton asked.

Turner did not answer the question.

“You jumped my question. My question is how is it a coup? Your inspector general said this was a matter of urgency. How is it a coup to listen to the inspector general appointed by Mr. Trump?” Sharpton asked.

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Sharpton repeatedly tried to get an answer from Turner, who could not provide a valid defense of her claim that there is a coup in America.

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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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Faced with a ticket likely headed by an unpopular president and watching the Democrats rake in campaign cash ahead of the 2020 election, the Republican Party is conceding they will not win back the House by reclaiming seats they lost in the so-called 2018 "blue wave" election.

According to a report from Politico, Democratic candidates have been stockpiling massive amounts of cash to wage war in what is expected to be a high turnout election with Donald Trump as the face of the Republican Party and seats that the GOP thought they might have a shot at now appearing unattainable.

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Trump supporters cry bitter tears after bus company they never bothered paying leaves them stranded

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Hundreds of Trump supporters this week were left stranded by bus company U.S. Coachways after the organizers for a "March for Trump" rally in Washington D.C. failed to pay them.

The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that the Trump supporters had expected U.S. Coachways to pick them up and bring them to D.C. where they were set to rally against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. After the buses never showed up, however, Trump supporters claimed that the bus company was part of a "deep state" conspiracy aimed at silencing their voices.

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