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Trump whines about impeachment as he celebrates the Washington Nationals’ World Series win

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One of the core charges at the heart of the Ukraine scandal that has led to impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives is that President Donald Trump is incapable of separating the national interest from his personal interests.

And when Trump hosted the Washington Nationals at the White House on Monday to celebrate their recent World Series victory, this inability of his was on full display in a much more trivial way. Despite the fact that the event was meant to celebrate the players and not actually focus on the president or politics, Trump couldn’t help interjecting his complaints about impeachment into his remarks.

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“America fell in love with Nats baseball, they just fell in love with Nats baseball,” he said. “That’s all they wanted to talk about. That and impeachment. I like Nats baseball much more.”

Trump also threw out a slight jab at the media, another of his obsessions.

The remark about impeachment seemed to please the audience, who cheered in response. But in addition to demonstrating Trump’s self-obsession, it also revealed a key political weakness. Even when an event is supposed to be non-partisan and focused on uncontroversial American values like success in sports, he always fails to invoke the unifying point of the events. Instead, his relentless egotism makes everything he touches irrevocably partisan.

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House Intelligence report on Trump is scathing — but does anyone really care?

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On Wednesday of last week, the House Intelligence Committee issued its impeachment report on President Trump. The facts are clear. Trump has engaged in obstruction of justice, abuse of power and other high crimes and misdemeanors in his effort to extort or bribe the government of Ukraine into aiding him in the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump also usurped the power of Congress to allocate public money in the form of military aid to Ukraine. Trump has also repeatedly invited foreign countries to interfere in America’s elections on his behalf.
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‘Giuliani did all the wrong things’ on 9/11: Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett

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Janine Jackson interviewed the Village Voice’s Wayne Barrett about Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 for the August 17, 2007, episode of CounterSpin; that conversation was rebroadcast for the November 29, 2019, show. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Teenage boy’s family objects to ProPublica publication of video detailing his death

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The family of a teenage boy whose death ProPublica investigated has objected to the publication of a surveillance video that documented his last hours.

Yesterday, ProPublica published a detailed account of failings and missteps by the U.S. Border Patrol, in whose custody 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died. As part of the story, ProPublica published several moments from a lengthy surveillance video in which Carlos struggles on the floor of his cell and then stops moving. The video, which had not been shared with Congress or the public, contradicts the government’s claim that Carlos was discovered as a result of a “welfare check.’’ It shows that his cellmate awoke, saw his motionless body, and summoned Border Patrol agents.

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