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Dem lawmaker drops the mic on GOP for claiming Trump was really worried about Ukraine ‘corruption’

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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (Screen cap).

One of the Republican Party’s defenses of President Donald Trump has been that he only withheld military aid to Ukraine because he sincerely wanted to see whether the country was doing enough to fight internal corruption.

But Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Thursday tore this claim to pieces by showing how Trump himself is constantly mired in corruption in both his own businesses and even his personal charity.

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While debating articles of impeachment against Trump before the House Judiciary Committee, Raskin mocked the idea that the man who has paid out tens of millions of dollars to settle fraud claims has a sincere commitment to fight corruption.

“They invite us to believe that Donald Trump is an anti-corruption crusader who was shaking down President Zelensky about corruption when he doesn’t raise any corruption on that call except for what he believed was going on with the Bidens!” he said. “President Trump had to pay $2 million to charities because he ripped off his own charity for millions of dollars. This is the anti-corruption crusader they want us to believe in, the guy who paid $25 million to students at the phony Trump University which the attorney general of New York called a classic bait-and-switch operation?”

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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.

Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.

"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.

It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.

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There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser

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Former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday and reassured the world that there are still secret members in the White House that are trying to protect the country from the likes of President Donald Trump.

Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.

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Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.

Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.

The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.

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