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Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in corruption case — after years of insisting charges were a ‘witch hunt’

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will change his “not guilty” plea in a federal courtroom on Tuesday morning, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

According to the Union-Tribune, an announcement for a change of plea hearing was posted on the U.S. District Court docket on Monday, and Hunter’s attorney tells Bloomberg News that his client plans to plead guilty.

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Prosecutors have alleged that Hunter illegally misused campaign contributions to fund personal expenses, including carrying out “a series of intimate relationships” with women who were all involved in politics, including three registered lobbyists and one of his own staff members.

In all, prosecutors say that Hunter and his wife, Margaret Hunter, misused hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations and tried to cover it up by falsifying campaign records.

Although Hunter has long maintained that the charges against him were part of a “political witch hunt” being conducted by his enemies, the California congressman’s legal situation has grown more precarious in recent months. This past summer, Margaret Hunter changed her own plea to “guilty” and seemingly started cooperating with investigators who were pursuing her husband on corruption charges.


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Nancy Pelosi praised as ‘the only serious national leader’ in America — and Trump is ‘jealous’

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was praised on Thursday for her leadership as she directed the House of Representatives to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

MSNBC's anchor Nicolle Wallace played a clip of the Speaker's press conference, where Pelosi strongly replied after a question on whether she hated Trump that was asked by James Rosen, who works for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting network.

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Contracts show how Giuliani-backed lawyers planned to help fired Ukraine prosecutor get revenge on Biden

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Newly revealed contracts obtained by the Daily Beast show that two lawyers backed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani explicitly promised to help fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin regain his reputation by digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

A contract written up by attorney Victoria Toensing this past April stated that Shokin would agree to pay Toensing and her husband, fellow attorney Joseph diGenova, $125,000 "for the purpose of collecting evidence regarding [Shokin’s] March 2016 firing as Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the role of then-Vice President Joe Biden in such firing, and presenting such evidence to U.S. and foreign authorities."

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Fox News legal analyst makes stunning prediction: Trump will testify under oath in impeachment trial

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Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President Donald Trump would testify during his impeachment trial.

Napolitano told "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer on Thursday that he believed the president would testify on his own behalf once the House votes to impeach him and the Senate holds a trial, reported The Hill.

“If you go to a Senate trial, who testifies on behalf of the president?” Hemmer asked.

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