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Mike Pence distances himself from his own top adviser after she refuses to lie for Trump

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Mike Pence speaks to the American Legion National Convention (Fox News/screen grab)

Vice President Mike Pence’s top adviser, Jennifer Williams, seems to be enduring retaliation from her employers after cooperating with subpoenas from the House impeachment inquiry this week. Williams spoke to the committee behind closed doors, and her testimony was released Saturday.

President Donald Trump attacked her as a “Never Trumper” on Twitter Sunday, despite her work for the Trump administration.

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Then her own boss seemed to indicate she was about to be thrown under the bus.

According to a CNN report, Pence’s office called her a “state department employee,” indicating that if she worked as an adviser to Pence, she’s being moved back to the State Department, or she’s no longer welcome in his office. It’s unclear.

CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond explained it as an indication things aren’t looking good for Williams.

“Clearly there, an attempt by the vice president’s office to distance themselves from this official, who is technically a State Department employee but is currently detailed to the vice president’s office like so many other State Department officials who are detailed to the White House as foreign policy advisers,” Diamond continued. “And again, this is likely to, once again, raise those questions that the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff raised this week where the president attacks witnesses in this investigation, is that witness intimidation. That’s the question Democrats have raised, and Williams this week is expected to come to testify publicly on Capitol Hill days after being attacked.”

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‘This is for the people to decide’: Jaw-dropping CNN supercut lays bare the GOP’s stunning hypocrisy on SCOTUS

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As the battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer — takes shape in Washington, D.C., Republican senators who previously refused to hold a vote on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick are now having their words thrown in their faces.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Saturday played a devastating supercut that features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explaining why they would not vote on Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.

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‘How is that not a failure?’: Trump health official called out by CNN’s Tapper over COVID-19 debacle

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Admiral Brett Giroir was put on the spot on Sunday morning by CNN host Jake Tapper over the failure of the White House to still take the coronavirus pandemic seriously, and then ended up receiving a dressing down from the "State of the Union" host.

Noting the lack of masks at recent Trump rallies and the growing death toll of COVID-19 victims, Tapper exclaimed, “How is this not a failure, and how is President Trump leading us out of it in the right way, according to your own words?”

Girior attempted to explain that  “people are empowered to know that they can slow the spread and change the course, they can save lives by doing the things we talk about, wearing a mask.”

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WATCH: Conservative analyst scrambles after calling Ginsburg death a ‘gift’ to Trump and McConnell

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Conservative political analyst Margaret Hoover had an awkward moment on Saturday after she described the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a "gift" to Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quickly catching herself and asserting it was a "political gift" instead.

Speaking with host Anderson Cooper and former White House counsel John Dean, Hoover first stated that Republican voters won't care that GOP lawmakers once stated they would not agree to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in an election year, before admitting the Republicans would take full advantage of the opportunity with the passing of Ginsburg.

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