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Maddow breaks down the evidence against Mike Pompeo: ‘How is he still Secretary of State?’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow was shocked that Mike Pompeo remains Secretary of State despite all of the damning evidence that has emerged about his role in the Ukraine scandal for which President Donald Trump was impeached.

“Remember there’s this thing with this guy Dmytro Firtash? So this Ukrainian oligarch who is charged with serious bribery charges in the United States, he’s fighting extradition — all the money in the world, the Kremlin’s man in Ukraine, the prosecutors say he’s an upper-echelon associate of Russian organized crimes,” Maddow noted. “What is he doing in this story anyway?”

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“Lev tells me in that interview that they were trying to work out a ‘push me, pull you,’ with Dmytro Firtash,” a little bit of a trade,” she explained. “That Rudy Giuliani set up a plan where Firtash would get a little help trying to get his case against him dropped, reduce the threat of extradition and — in exchange — he would cook up anti-Biden stuff for them.”

“Lev Parnas told The Daily Beast that as part of that deal, one of these lawyers who is working with Rudy Giuliani calls the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Rick Grinell, who is President Trump’s favorite ambassador, and Rick Grinnell, according to Lev Parnas’s account of the facts, says, ‘How can I help?’ ‘What we need you to do is we need you to give us a little bit of a heads-up if they’re really going to extradite Firtash.’ ‘Sure, I can help you with that.’ I can help you enact this exchange. I, as the U.S. ambassador will use my connections at the State Department to give you his defense counsel a heads-up so he can flee and not get extradited?” she asked.

“That is part of trying to help a U.S. fugitive from justice, Maddow noted.

“So the world that Mike Pompeo is overseeing here has been involved in so many hairy, hairy parts of this that have yet to be fully adjudicated and in some cases they haven’t even responded to, but that’s crazy. The fact he never defended Yovanovich, that it did take a year to fire her, there are insane allegations about Rick Grenell, the sitting ambassador in Germany and you know was put in charge of U.S. diplomats who didn’t have Ukraine as part of their remit to run this operation for the president, which Mike Pompeo was totally apparently right in on it,” she noted.

“How is he still Secretary of State?” Maddow asked.

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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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