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John Bolton leveled for running to Axios to bash Trump — but refusing to testify in impeachment trial

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Appearing on CNN on Christmas morning to discuss the coming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, former prosecutor Elie Honig said it was time for former national security adviser John Bolton to finally come for forward and tell what he knows about the president.

Noting that the Bolton sat down with Axios to discuss the president’s dealings with North Korea, Honig says he needs to do more.

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Speaking with “New Day” fill-in host Alison Kosick, Honig was asked about what Bolton has to offer.

“Former national security adviser John Bolton sat down with Axios earlier this week bashing the stance on North Korea,” Kosick began. “What do you think? What message does this send?”

“It certainly tells us that John Bolton is not toeing the party line here,” Honig replied. “Obviously he’s left the administration, but Bolton is the most important potential witness out there. We know from the witness testimony from one of the witnesses who testified in the House, Tim Morrison, that John Bolton had a one-on-one conversation with Donald Trump trying to convince Trump to release the [Ukraine] aid.”

“We don’t know exactly what was said and what happened during that meeting.” he continued. “John Bolton knows. We know when Bolton came out, he said — he meaning trump — he’s not ready yet. That’s a crucial conversation. Really there’s only two people who can tell us what happened there: Donald Trump, who I would not count on ever testifying and John Bolton.”

“Bolton needs to get serious here,” he added. “Enough with the book deals, enough with the Twitter. If he has something to say and he clearly does, let’s get him under oath and hear what he has to say, for better or worse for Republicans, for Democrats, whoever it may help or hurt — let’s get some truth here.”

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GOP lawmaker in Tennessee admits to prescribing opioids to his second cousin — who was also his lover

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Tennessee state Sen. Joey Hensley (R) is under investigation by a medical review board for providing opioids to family members, one of which was his second cousin -- who also happened to be his lover, the Tennessean reports.

Hensley, an anti-LGBT ideologue who wrote his state's infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill, admits that he prescribed drugs for his relatives, but says he's the only doctor in town.

“There are not many people in the county who haven’t been to see Dr. Hensley, and she was one of them,” defense attorney David Steed said, adding, “Half of the county are Hensleys. Everyone there knows everyone. There were multiple relationships and the physician-patient relationship was only one and somewhat incidental to the others.”

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West Virginia voter: ‘I’ll probably vote for Donald Trump’ because ‘he keeps the people to the TV set’

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A group of West Virginia voters explained their voting choices to MSNBC on Monday.

"I don't have TV, I don't have internet," one woman said. "I'm pretty far behind. And I bet you a lot of around here are because we're poor. I don't know nothing about Joe [Biden]. I ain't never heard nothing about him at all. Donald Trump, I know a little bit about him because of the past couple of years."

"I'll probably vote for Donald Trump," Jeff Kibbey told MSNBC. "He keeps the people to the TV set."

"One, Trump is good," Francis Senter insisted. "Biden -- however you pronounce his name -- is good too. But like I say, I can't judge either one of them. It's the same community it ain't never going to change because if it was going to change it wouldn't look like this right here."

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White nationalist group ‘training for violence’ as Trump’s defeat grows likelier: report

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On Tuesday, BuzzFeed News reported that Patriot Front, a white supremacist group formed from the collapse of groups that participated in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi riots, is preparing for civil unrest as they believe President Donald Trump's re-election is a lost cause.

"BuzzFeed News has received a cache of hundreds of messages exchanged by Patriot Front members on Rocket.Chat, an encrypted group messaging app," reported Jane Lytvynenko. "In logs of the chats, all from this year, around 280 members of the group discuss grandiose goals — creating a white ethnostate from the existing United States. The group wants to expel immigrants, people of color, and Jews, remaking the fabric of America."

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