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Trump allies furious that Senate Republicans are letting House Dems ‘run the whole show’ on impeachment

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President Donald Trump and his allies are growing angry at Senate Republicans for failing to push back on the House impeachment inquiry.

The president’s close advisers have pushed for GOP senators to hold hearings and call witnesses as counterprogramming to the Democratic-led investigation in the House, but they’re frustrated with their Republican allies in the Senate, reported The Daily Beast.

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Sources who’ve spoken with Trump recently say the president remains confident the Republican-led Senate would acquit him if the House impeached, but his team is growing worried about the damage he would accrue along the way.

That’s why they’re frustrated that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and other Trump allies in the Senate haven’t held hearings to investigate Joe Biden and a debunked conspiracy theory involving Ukraine — which prompted the president’s corrupt scheme that Democrats are now probing.

“Senate Republicans don’t have to defend Trump on everything, they just have to do their jobs,” said one senior Trump operative. “Part of that is holding hearings, calling witnesses, and forcing testimony on the misdeeds we already know about — Ukraine’s interference in the 2016 election against Trump, the Clinton campaign paying foreign sources to fabricate a dossier against Trump, the politically driven Kavanaugh smear campaign, the son of the former vice president influence-trading overseas, Adam Schiff trying to obtain dirt on Trump from the Ukrainian embassy, and more. What good is controlling half of Congress if Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff get to run the whole show anyway?”

Trump has been asking confidants why GOP lawmakers won’t act more like Tom Fitton, the Judicial Watch chief whose Fox News appearances draw frequent approving tweets from the president, according to sources who’ve spoke with Trump in the last two weeks.

“Republicans have to get tougher and fight,” Trump said Monday during a Cabinet meeting. “We have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican Party for the election.”

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The White House hasn’t done much to show Senate Republicans what they want done to defend the president, according to Capitol Hill insiders.

“It’s amazing that people are attacking Senate Rs,” said one top Senate GOP aide. “The White House has literally no pushback to what the House is doing. No war room, nothing.”

Another Republican aide confirmed that account, and said GOP senators aren’t interested in coming up with their own strategy to protect the president from an impeachment process that’s growing in public support.

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“As far as I know, there are no emissaries on the Hill telling us what to say on this,” said one senior Senate GOP aide. “I’m not going to rule out any work on our side in terms of looking into other things that are sort of adjacent to the investigations going on. But there is just not a lot of appetite among Senate Republicans. They are not very enthusiastic about defending the indefensible on this stuff.”


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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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