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Trump made GOP senator ‘super uncomfortable’ after asking him to ‘admit you like me’ at fundraiser: NYT reporter

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During a fundraising event at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Thursday, President Donald Trump reportedly put Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on the hot seat for both his federal funding requests for his home state and for his past attitude toward the president himself.

As reported by the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey, Trump told the crowd at the fundraiser that Tillis “didn’t like me at first.”

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The president then told Tillis to stand up and said, “Admit it, you like me now!”

Trump then went on to detail all of the federal cash the senator asks to help out North Carolina.

A source inside the room tells the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman that Tillis looked “super uncomfortable” during the exchange, which included Trump telling the crowd that he “didn’t realize before how expensive things are in North Carolina.”

Other Republican senators who were similarly roasted by the president on Thursday included Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mitch McConnell. Trump also reportedly trashed Sen. Lisa Murkowski for not showing up and claimed that “she hates me.”

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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