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‘Trey is a joke’: Trump’s inner circle revolts after Gowdy is added to president’s legal team

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Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy has been hired on as President Trump’s outside counsel as the impeachment inquiry into his presidency expand, a move that’s reportedly being criticized from within Trump’s inner circle, Yahoo News reports.

After news broke of Gowdy’s addition to Trump’s legal team, a assistant to Trump personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, “expressed disbelief” at Gowdy’s inclusion.

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“Trey Gowdy doesn’t know sh*t,” Victoria Toensing said.

“He screwed up the Benghazi hearings and he came out with the advice to Trump, ‘Well if you’ve done nothing wrong, just talk to Bob Mueller,'” Toensing added, referring to comments Gowdy made last year when he urged Trump to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

As Yahoo News points out, Toensing and her husband, Joe diGenova, work with Giuliani although they are not official on members of Trump’s legal team. The pair, who are Fox News regulars, were exposed by the network for “working off the books” with Giuliani in an effort to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.

According to Toensing, she’s not the only one in Trump’s inner circle who is skeptical of Gowdy’s involvement.

“He’s not on the team. Trey Gowdy is not on the team. Who told you Trey Gowdy? Not to my knowledge, not to Rudy’s knowledge, not Joe’s knowledge,” said Toensing, who had not heard of the development at the time of her interview with Yahoo News. “I have to check that with Rudy because that would be a joke, because we all don’t think much of him.”

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“Are you kidding? … Trey is a joke among us,” she added.


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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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