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Dem lawmaker slaps aside GOP’s absurd demands before hearings start: ‘Surprised they didn’t ask for Obama’s birth certificate’

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The House GOP have now compiled a list of witnesses that they want to call forth in the impeachment investigation, and the choices are starkly partisan — including ex-DNC staffer Alexandra Chalupa, Hunter Biden, and even the anonymous whistleblower whose identity is legally protected.

On MSNBC Saturday, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) ripped Republicans for trying to weaponize the hearings to air their conspiracy theories.

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“Can we expect to see any of these witnesses approved?” asked anchor Alex Witt.

“Well, I’ll leave that, obviously, to the committees of jurisdiction, but I would think that calling Hunter Biden or even calling the whistleblower — I mean, I’m surprised they didn’t put in a request for President Obama’s birth certificate,” said Kildee. “I mean, this is a debunked, bogus notion that somehow Hunter Biden was under investigation. He was not. That’s been very clear. But they don’t want to deal with the facts that surround the president’s behavior. They just don’t want to talk about it. So they’re going to try to talk about something else.”

“And of course, the idea that they would call the whistleblower, first of all, denies the notion that the Whistleblower Protection Act is intended to encourage people without fear, without any possible retribution, to point out wrongdoing in the United States government,” continued Kildee. “We benefit from that. That protects our democracy. And the idea that they would try to out this whistleblower in order to keep others from coming forward — let’s be clear, it’s not because they think that somehow they’re going to find something out from the whistleblower, because there are so many other fact witnesses that have come forward to corroborate what the whistle-blower pointed out.”

“Yeah, at one point, it’s almost irrelevant at this point, you know,” said Witt.

“It is,” said Kildee. “But it’s intended to send a chill into the administration, into those offices, so that anybody else who might think about pointing out one of the many wrongdoings that this administration is perpetrating will think twice before coming forward. That’s what it’s intended to do.”

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Trump economic task force member once called minimum wage law the ‘Black Teenage Unemployment Act’

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Art Laffer, a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus economic task force who last year was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, once referred to the federal minimum wage law as the "Black Teenage Unemployment Act" on Fox News while he attempted to claim that it made "no sense whatsoever."

"The minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever to me," Laffer told host Jenna Lee on the since-canceled Fox News show "Happening Now." "Honestly, it's just the teenage — 'Black Teenage Unemployment Act.' And this is the very group that we need to have jobs — not be put out of work because of a minimum wage. So, I'm very much in favor of, at least for teenagers, getting rid of the minimum wage."

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‘There is a wickedness in our president’: Conservative Christian decries ‘cruelty’ of Trump’s latest smear campaign

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Peter Wehner, a conservative Christian who is a former senior adviser to George W. Bush, has written a blistering column calling out President Donald Trump's "cruelty" in his latest smear campaign against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

Trump has spent the past several weeks demanding that Scarborough be investigated for the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, a former congressional staffer who fainted and fatally hit her head while working in Scarborough's Florida office.

Even though there is no evidence of foul play in the case and even though Scarborough was in Washington D.C. at the time of her fainting, Trump has nevertheless persisted in making false allegations against the MSNBC host.

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Al Sharpton busts Trump’s hypocrisy on Morning Joe: ‘He chased Joe Scarborough like a hungry dog behind a bone’

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The Rev. Al Sharpton called out President Donald Trump for groveling for Joe Scarborough's approval for years, only to turn around and baselessly accuse him of murder.

The president claimed he'd always been haunted by the possibility that the "Morning Joe" had been involved in the 2001 death of former congressional staffer Lori Klausutis, but Sharpton dismissed that as nonsense.

....about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?

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