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Chris Wallace grills Lindsey Graham over rigged Senate trial: ‘This is just a rush to get this over’

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Fox News host Chris Wallace called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for complaining that the House of Representatives had rushed the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Graham argued that the president’s executive privilege claim would prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton and others from testifying.

“If we call one witness, we’re going to call all the witnesses,” Graham insisted. “There’s not going to be a process where the Democrats get their witnesses and the president gets shut out.”

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“I want this trial to get over with as quick as possible,” he continued. “I want the people of the United States to pick the next president, not a court of impeachment.”

Wallace noted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to announce a new rule next week that would put the Senate in session 12 hours a day. So basically the House prosecutors would get two 12-hour days and the defense would get two 12-hour days to make their opening arguments.

“How do you respond to the Democratic impeachment managers who say this is just a rush to get this over with?” Wallace asked.

“You know, I like Nancy Pelosi,” Graham replied. “I think she is a very religious person. But when it comes to Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi may pray for him privately but she’s orchestrated the church of holy hell from the time Trump has been sworn in until now it’s been one thing after another.”

According to Graham, House Democrats did not allow Trump “to call any witnesses.”

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“This has been a partisan railroad job and you’re asking for fairness in the Senate!” Graham exclaimed. “The sooner this is over, the better for the country. We can get back to the business of the American people.”

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There’s no respite from Trump’s vindictiveness and foolishness

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As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign.

He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over blind loyalty to Trump himself. Indeed, asked about it the next day, Trump underscored his action by saying, Atkinson “was no Trump supporter, that I can tell you.”

It was an act that we once would have labeled corruption, by Democrats and Republicans – that is using the office for personal purposes – if Congress and too many Americans had not since become inured by so many like instances.

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This is how Taiwan and South Korea bucked the global lockdown trend

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As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis.

At first glance Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. The island of 23 million lies just 180 kilometres (110 miles) off mainland China.

Yet nearly 100 days in, Taiwan has just 376 confirmed cases and five fatalities while restaurants, bars, schools, universities and offices remain open.

The government of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose deputy is an epidemiologist, made tough decisions while the crisis was nascent to stave off the kind of pain now convulsing much of the rest of the world.

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Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health

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On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.

"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."

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