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GOP lawmakers revolt against Trump’s plan to fire up his base for reelection — but Kushner is undeterred: report

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Senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner (AFP/File / SAUL LOEB)

As President Donald Trump campaigns for reelection, he’s having difficulty winning support from Republicans on Capitol Hill for one of the key issues he’s hoping will fire up his base to vote in November.

“In May 2019, President Donald Trump unveiled a much-anticipated proposal to overhaul America’s immigration system and launched a quiet campaign to build support,” Politico reported Saturday. “It’s gone nowhere — and few believe it ever will.”

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“The White House is still regularly holding meetings with lawmakers, business leaders and activists about its 600-page bill. But none of them see any hope for it to pass. Some outright oppose the efforts,” Politico reported.

Not a single Republican has stepped forward to introduce the administration’s legislation.

“Within the administration, a divide remains over the offering — one Homeland Security official mocked it as a ‘silly bill.’ Outside the administration, some of the once-sympathetic immigration activists are taking the rare step of opposing the White House’s efforts through TV ads and email blasts. Even business groups that broadly support the thrust of the bill prefer more narrow legislation that has a better chance of passing,” Politico explained.

Trump is undeterred by the lack of Republican support.

“Trump, who has made immigration a top priority of his presidency, plans to push an issue that has long confounded Washington as he runs for reelection over the next nine months,” Politico explained. “Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser and the plan’s architect, has privately expressed confidence that the legislation can eventually move, according to half a dozen people familiar with the situation.”

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‘Fox & Friends’ graphic destroys Trump for ‘baselessly’ and ‘falsely’ claiming election was rigged

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Viewers of Fox & Friends were treated to a dose of the truth on Thursday when the show admitted that President Donald Trump has "baselessly" and "falsely" claimed that the 2020 election was rigged.

The message to Fox News viewers appeared on the network's ticker graphic that is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

"President Trump phoned into a meeting organized by Republicans in Pennsylvania Wed., baseless claiming that the election was 'rigged' and falsely claiming that he won it 'by a lot,'" the Fox News ticker reported. "Most of Trump's legal efforts to challenge voting procedures in PA, MI and other states have been thrown out and his campaign has not produced sufficient evidence to back up claims of widespread voter fraud."

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Exiled Trump lawyer Sidney Powell misspells ‘district’ two different ways in purported ‘epic’ Georgia lawsuit

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Exiled Trump attorney Sidney Powell vowed to file an "epic" lawsuit against the state of Georgia to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win in the state -- but it seems the lawsuit is marred by some epic spelling errors.

Bloomberg reports that Powell's lawsuit misspells the word "district" twice in two different ways.

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Adam Schiff: ‘A president cannot pardon himself’ and the ‘constitution is not a suicide pact’

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Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss the pardon of Michael Flynn by President Donald J. Trump and the question arose regarding whether or not the president could, in fact, pardon himself.

"The Justice Department has taken the position that a president cannot pardon himself," Schiff said. "It would ultimately be up to [the U.S. Supreme Court] to decide. The Constitution is not a suicide pact."

Flynn was originally charged with admitting that he had misled investigators about details of his conversations with the Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential transition.

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