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Morning Joe warns senators to hear witnesses — or else: ‘Avalanche of incriminating information’ is coming before election

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough warned Republican senators that “an avalanche of incriminating information about Donald Trump” would be revealed in the coming months — and he urged them to get ahead of the deluge before the impeachment trial ends.

The “Morning Joe” host said they’re betting that voters will forget their impeachment coverup by Election Day, but Scarborough said that’s a risky gamble.

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“Whether it comes out tightly confined in the Senate trial or whether it just gets blown out all over the airwaves over the next two for three months, that information is going to come out,” he said, “which is going to include a lot of incriminating information about Donald Trump, which is going to lead to more incriminating information about Donald Trump, which is going to lead to an avalanche of incriminating information about Donald Trump.”

New reports Wednesday morning show the president tried to kill investigations into a corrupt Turkish bank and possibly into Chinese entities for his own personal financial reasons, and Scarborough said that won’t be the end of these damaging stories.

“Why don’t we look into the crystal ball,” Scarborough said. “How bad does this look for them the last week of the election, when we know so much more then than we know now, and they are the ones who voted to stop Americans from learning the truth about Donald Trump?”

Trump might somehow survive this onslaught of damning evidence, Scarborough said, but he doubted that individual Republican senators could.

“In Trumpworld you never think about tomorrow,” he said. “In Trumpworld there never are consequences. In (Martha) McSally world — oh, she’s already seen there are consequences. You lose elections. Cory Gardner, he’s seeing that, too. He’s getting pounded right now in the polls, he’s upside down, his favorability. Joni Ernst blathered a couple days ago on television, said something really stupid, she used her outside voice when she should have kept her thoughts inside and revealed that everything she is doing in this political conspiracy with Donald Trump, where she’s parroting every word that Donald Trump wants her to say proves that this whole exercise has been to slander Joe Biden, to attack Joe Biden.”

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These senators aren’t Donald Trump, the host said, and they will face voter wrath in November.

“I just wonder if these senators really have convinced themselves that they can shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and get away with it,” Scarborough said.

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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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How the religious vote in 2020 could tip 6 swing states

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Let's look at the bad news from this Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) tracking survey first: despite remarkably lousy-but-stable favorability numbers (41% approve, 55% disapprove), Pres. Trump has a strong chance of being re-elected in November, unless the situation changes significantly between now and then.

To understand why from a religious perspective, consider three factors: partisanship, race, and region. Republicans, whites, and residents of the South and Midwest are most likely to support Trump. White evangelicals tend to be conservative, giving the president a strong base in the South—this much is not surprising. Less obvious is that after Mormons, white Catholics and white mainline Protestants are Trump's strongest supporters in the religious economy.

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WATCH: ‘Hoax’ is the word Trump and his top officials keep using when discussing the fatal coronavirus epidemic

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President Donald Trump and top officials in his administration keep using the word "hoax" when attempting to downplay the public health and economic threats from the expanding COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

Public health officials across the globe have warned the virus is real and deadly.

But on Friday, three top administration officials all used the same "hoax" talking point when discussing the epidemic.

It started with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney used the term "hoax" while talking about coronavirus at the far-right CPAC meeting.

https://twitter.com/nancylevine/status/1233406055075340288

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