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‘The country got an education’: Nicolle Wallace explains why impeachment could move public opinion

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace offered her analysis after the day of televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry.

Wallace, who served as White House communications director under President George W. Bush, drew upon her experience as a top Republican strategist.

“Listen, I haven’t spent a nanosecond in a courtroom, but I’ve spent my career in the court of public opinion. And if you look at what the Democrats have set out to do and you look at why this has swung public opinion in a way the Mueller probe never did is that they have laid brick on top of brick on top of brick,” Wallace explained.

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“And none of those bricks are out of line and none of them are of a different color or stripe or size,” she continued.

“So the whistleblower complaint comes out. Now, the public — ever since sort of the era of Upton Sinclair — trust people blowing whistles. They are sounding an alarm for people who can’t or won’t,” she said. “So the whistleblower complaint comes out. Every single witness — there have been more than a dozen — corroborates some or all of the whistleblower complaint.”

She applied her theory to Wednesday’s public testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and Ambassador Bill Taylor.

“And then these two men sit down before cameras and they have no ill motive. They are simply fact witnesses,” she noted. “But they, again, lay brick after brick after brick, which is uniform in content and tenor with the — the — the transgressions that are now known to the public — Donald Trump used his position as president of the United States to get dirt on a political rival.”

“And he extorted or held out foreign aid, military assistance, and today if you sat and watched the whole thing, the country got an education on why that’s so important for a country threatened by Russia,” Wallace concluded.

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‘They’re terrified’: MSNBC contributor reveals GOPer’s are running scared of Trump despite bogus ‘heads on pikes’ outrage

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" Esquire editor-at-large Charles Pierce explained that he was in attendance when Republican lawmakers professed outrage at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) after he noted a CBS report that stated they are under threat from Donald Trump aides that he will see their heads on "pikes" if they cross him.

According to Pierce, they are, in fact, "terrified" that the president might one day turn on them.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, the popular Esquire columnist ridiculed the Republican senators for the position they have found themselves in by supporting the president.

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Trump defense team’s two most ‘egregious constitutional claims’ blown up by law professor: They ‘have impeachment exactly backwards’

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Writing for Just Security on Friday, Frank O. Bowman III, a legal expert and professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, detailed two of the “more egregious constitutional claims” put forth by Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team in a trial brief filed last week.

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Trump defender Kingston shamed into silence by MSNBC’s Joy Reid after blizzard of lies on impeachment

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MSNBC host Joy Reid showed no patience with former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) on Sunday morning as the advocate for the re-election of Donald Trump repeatedly was called out for lying about the facts of the Ukraine corruption case against Donald Trump as well as the House impeachment trial.

Sitting on a panel with the Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Kingston was given the first crack at addressing the defense case put forth by Trump's lawyers on the Senate floor on Saturday, only to be pulled up short by the MSNBC host after stating a falsehood, for which he received an admonishment.

With Kingston claiming Democratic members of the Senate who are currently running for their party's presidential nomination did not attend the Saturday hearing, Reid quickly cut him off.

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