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Here is the self-inflicted blunder Mitch McConnell made that destroyed his entire case: ex-DOJ official

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The former chief of the criminal fraud section at the Department of Justice broke down a mistake made by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) late on Tuesday evening.

McConnell urged something known as “vote stacking” in which there would be a vote-a-rama sequence of vote after vote — without any debate on the amendments.

Andrew Weissmann, who played a management role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, explained how McConnell undermined his own argument.

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“I think Mitch McConnell may have made a bit of a miscalculation there because what he is really saying — ‘Can you stack these?’ — is it doesn’t matter what you say, because we’re going to vote against it,” he explained.

“That is remarkable,” Weissmann said. “This is supposed to be about the facts and the law and you have the Democrats, whether you agree or not, they are making individualized assessments of each of the requests they’ve made. Why is it that we need OMB? Why is it we need the State Department? To turn to the Democrats and say, ‘Hey, can you just put this all together? Because it doesn’t matter.’ That is a really bad signal.”

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HBO’s Maher scorches Trump for calling coronavirus a ‘hoax’: ‘Not something he can lie his way out of’

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During the "Overtime" segment of HBO's "Real Time," host Bill Maher launched into a broadside against Donald Trump for telling South Carolina rallygoers that the coronavirus outbreak is a "hoax" being pushed by the media Democrats.

In a furious back and forth with conservative guest Buck Sexton, Maher said this was one instance where the president "could not lie his way out of it."

According to Sexton, the crisis is serious but then he tried to deflect from the issue by accusing Democrats of "trying to score political points," when they point out the Trump administration's bumbling response.

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Trump directing his coronavirus task force to launch attacks on Democrats to avoid blame: report

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump is directing members of his coronavirus task force to make sure they hammer at the Democrats when discussing progress the administration is making to combat the spread on the growing pandemic.

On Friday night, at a rally in South Carolina, Trump set the tone by pointedly blaming the Democrats and telling rallygoers, "The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They're politicizing it. They don't have any clue," while also tying the growing health crisis to building his wall, by stating, "Border security is also health security.”

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Jared Kushner vows there will be ‘no drama’ in Trump’s second term: ‘It’s high-competence’

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Jared Kushner vowed on Friday that a second term from his father-in-law, President Donald Trump,  would be both efficient and drama-free.

The senior White House adviser claimed that Trump's re-election campaign was running smoothly, much as the president's second term supposedly would, while speaking with organizer Matt Schlapp at the Conservative Political Actions Conference (CPAC).

"The way that you see the campaign being run, there's no leaks. There's no drama. I would say it's high-competence, low-drama," Kushner said. "Everything is very efficiently run, and I think that's exemplary of how President Trump would run his second term in office."

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