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Ken Starr says ‘it’s over’ for Trump: Democrats know ‘the president in fact committed the crime of bribery’

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Former independent prosecutor Ken Starr suggested on Wednesday that President Donald Trump impeachment could now be a sure thing.

Following the testimony of European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, Fox News host Bret Baier called the witness “very damning” for Trump — and Starr agreed.

“We’ve gotten close to the president,” Starr said of Sondland’s testimony. “The president may have covered himself by saying no quid pro quo, the record is muddled. So we have Gordon Sondland’s understanding. It doesn’t look good for the president substantively.”

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Starr compared the current process to the articles of impeachment that were drafted against President Richard Nixon.

“The third article — contempt. Contempt is you stood in the way of this investigation,” Starr explained. “The Ambassador Sondland spoke vehemently and bitterly about his lack of access to records to help him.”

Starr noted that questions for Sondland from House investigators seemed designed to highlight the president’s “obstruction.”

“The third article of impeachment in the Richard Nixon case, it’s very clear, it’s very succinct, it’s very well done,” he continued. “That just got drawn up today thanks to Ambassador Sondland.”

Starr described Sondland as “quite bitter” towards Trump.

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“So we have now a process crime,” he added. “There will be articles of impeachment, I’ve think we’ve known that. I think it was just confirmed today. Substantively what we’ve heard from [Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is it’s over. We now know — this is his position — we now know the president in fact committed the crime of bribery for something of value.”

“That’s litigable,” he observed. “There are articles of impeachment being drawn up… This is one of those bombshell days.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1218704788432572422

Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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