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Trump falsely accuses Adam Schiff of releasing ‘doctored’ impeachment hearings transcripts

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President Donald Trump on Monday launched a bizarre new attack on the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry when he falsely accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of releasing “doctored” transcripts of witnesses.

“Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts,” the president wrote on Twitter. “We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer.”

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The president then suggested that members of the GOP release their own transcripts, which would presumably require them to falsify witness testimony.

“Republicans should put out their own transcripts!” the president said. “Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!”

The transcripts released by the House of Representatives so far have been complete transcripts of impeachment testimony, with no additions or deletions from the record.

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In contrast, the so-called “transcript” released by the White House of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky allegedly contained several omissions, according to testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.


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Former government ethics chief hilariously imagines GOP’s reaction if Trump actually shot someone

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Former director of government ethics, Walter Shaub

President Donald Trump infamously said in 2016 that his supporters were so loyal that he could shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose any support.

Walter Shaub, who served as chief of the Government Ethics Office under former President Barack Obama, hilariously imagined how elected Republicans would react if Trump actually did shoot someone on 5th Avenue.

"It was indecorous of the president to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue," Shaub said, imagining a scripted GOP response. "I would have preferred he not do that. In the strongest possible terms, I add that I find it to be generally inconsistent with the higher aims of responsible governance. And you can quote me on that."

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Rick Santorum falls apart during CNN defense of Trump as fellow Republican Charlie Dent smirks

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As CNN contributor Rick Santorum struggled to defend Donald Trump's quid pro quo proposal to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday morning, his fellow Pennsylvania Republican, former Rep. Charlie Dent, laughed at his fumbling for answers.

Sitting down with "New Day" host John Berman, Santorum once again attempted to make the case that the president was withholding aid over Ukraine corruption and not because he was seeking dirt on political opponents -- and didn't fare well as Berman kept fact-checking him.

With the two former GOP lawmakers on split-screen, Santorum refused to concede that the president was asking for a personal favor during the phone-call that eventually led to a House impeachment inquiry into the president's actions.

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Ukraine’s ambassador to Austria shreds Trump allies for giving Putin their ‘enthusiastic help’

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Olexander Scherba, who currently serves as Ukraine's ambassador to Austria, sent out a scathing tweet on Friday excoriating allies of President Donald Trump who seem hellbent on helping Russian President Vladimir Putin reassert Russia's dominance over Eastern Europe.

In his tweet, Scherba explained the scope of Putin's ambitions, which he said went far beyond seizing Ukrainian territory.

"Putin isn’t just fighting Ukraine," he wrote. "He is fighting the whole world order, created by Reagan."

The ambassador then turned his attention to American supporters of President Donald Trump who have been cheering Putin's actions.

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