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‘So we don’t have to fight Russia over here’: Adam Schiff delivers powerful statement to senators in Trump impeachment trial

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House Intelligence Chair and Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff delivered powerful remarks to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, summing up why what President Donald Trump did – extorting Ukraine – was so damaging to both Ukraine and the U.S.

Schiff reminded the Senators who will decide the fate of the nation’s chief executive that 15,000 Ukrainians have already died fighting Russia. That was after Vladimir Putin illegally annexed Crimea.

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And he reminded the Senators that President Trump withheld nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine, despite the nation’s fight against Russia.

That military aid helps “to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond.

Quoting a House impeachment inquiry witness, Schiff said: “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there so we don’t have to fight Russia here.”

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Trump to travel ‘unannounced’ to fake ‘hearing’ on election fraud — after aides failed to talk him out of it: reports

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President Donald Trump is planning to make a surprise visit to a fake legislative "hearing" in Pennsylvania, CNN and The New York Times reported Tuesday night.

"Trump is expected to join [Rudy] Giuliani in Gettysburg, PA tomorrow where GOP state lawmakers are holding a 'hearing' on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, two sources familiar with the plans tell me. Not on his schedule, but being planned as an unannounced movement," CNN's Jeremy Diamond reported Thursday.

Maggie Haberman of The New York Times confirmed the report.

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2020 Election

Trump ‘re-traumatizing’ himself with doomed legal fight: ‘He loses each state now once, twice, three times’

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said President Donald Trump was traumatizing himself by fighting his election loss, because each challenge brings a new loss.

The president continues to challenge his loss to Joe Biden in several key states, but the "Morning Joe" co-host said he's just hurting himself psychologically by continuing this battle that's doomed to failure.

"When you look at these states, and every day we deliver the news about recounts or how close different state official, county officials are to certifying the vote, somebody close to Trump, if they knew him, if they understood him, if they could talk to him, they would explain to him he's re-traumatizing himself every time he loses again," Brzezinski said. "He loses each state now once, twice, three times, and all that does is churn him up and has him tweeting terrible things, trying to think of how he can make this pain stop."

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Trump has created a ‘blueprint’ for future ‘wannabe autocrats’ to stay in power: Ex-Bush DHS chief

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President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election seem to have failed -- but many observers are warning that he's nonetheless put the future of American democracy in real peril.

Michael Chertoff, a former Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, tells the Washington Post that he's disturbed by just how far Trump went in trying to overturn the results of an election that he lost by more than 6 million votes.

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