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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.

“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.

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“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.

“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.

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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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Trump blasted by former White House ethics chief for attacking his own FBI director

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lashed out at FBI director Christopher Wray on Twitter for endorsing DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report debunking the Republican claim that the FBI "spied" on Trump's 2016 campaign. "The current director," tweeted Trump, will "never be able to fix" the "badly broken" FBI.

Trump's remark, and possible threat to Wray's job, drew outrage from former White House ethics official Walter Shaub:

The history books will note that he fired not only an FBI Director but also an Attorney General for allowing an investigation of his campaign. Now he's attacking another FBI Director for not being supporting of conspiracy theories about that investigation. https://t.co/6pqjShuP8k

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Fox News hosts blasted for ‘cherry-picking’ IG report to spin it as a win for Trump: ‘They owe us an apology’

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Did Trump just signal he may fire ‘current’ FBI director hours before meeting Russian foreign minister?

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President Donald Trump attacked his FBI director hours ahead of his White House meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and other social media users noticed a big coincidence.

The president turned on Christopher Wray in an early morning Twitter rant after the FBI director broke with Attorney General William Barr and agreed the Justice Department's inspector general had found no evidence of wrongdoing at the start of the Russia probe.

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