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Trump and Rudy Giuliani's ties to opioid crisis revealed by HBO 'The Crime of the Century' filmmaker

According to documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, America's opioid crisis -- as bad as it continues to be -- was on the precipice of becoming much worse under the administration of former president Donald Trump.

Appearing on the Daily Beast's "The New Abnormal" podcast with host Molly Jong-Fast, the man behind the "Going Clear" expose of Scientology described what he discovered when looking into how Big Pharma helped create a massive addiction problem.

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Republican lawmaker believes GOP's ousting of Liz Cheney will backfire

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Friday voiced his concerns about the Republican Party's ousting of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as he suggested that the decision may ultimately backfire on his party.

On Friday, May 15, Kinzinger appeared on "The View" where he shared his grievances about House Republicans' vote to oust Cheney. The vote was cast on Wednesday, May 12 after Cheney repeatedly pushed back against former President Donald Trump's baseless claims about the presidential election being stolen and his rhetoric that she believes influenced the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

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Perjury charges could hit gun dealer in Congress for testimony in Trump insurrection cases: Ex-prosecutor

The Georgia Republican who made national headlines after trying to minimize Capitol insurrectionists as tourists could soon be facing charges of his own.

"There was no insurrection," Clyde falsely claimed during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. "And to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie."

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'Insane lies' from Trump called out by Arizona Republican: 'This is unhinged'

Donald Trump was blasted by the top elections official in Maricopa County on Saturday after releasing a statement about the controversial Arizona audit.

"The entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED!" Trump claimed.

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America is at 'war' over GOP lies — and Jim Acosta wants to know 'Whose side are you on?'

CNN's Jim Acosta on Saturday explained why Americans need to choose a side in the Republican Party's war on the truth.

Acosta's segment aired after Donald Trump released a statement on Saturday repeating his "Big Lie" about the election and describing his loss in all-capital letters as the "CRIME OF THE CENTURY."

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Eric Swalwell drops an expletive on CNN while calling out 'marauding goon' Marjorie Taylor Greene

On CNN Saturday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tore into Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for lying about a dispute between him and one of her aides over wearing masks.

"You just heard her say a few moments ago her aide politely said something to you, like you were friends and you go way back," said anchor Jim Acosta. "Tell us what happened?"

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San Diego billionaire investigated over possible illegal Trump donations in exchange for ambassadorship

The billionaire former unsuccessful nominee to serve as ambassador to the Bahamas under Donald Trump is reportedly under investigation, according to a newspaper where he once served as the chairman and publisher.

"A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., has begun issuing subpoenas in a criminal investigation into the nomination of San Diego developer Douglas F. Manchester as ambassador to the Bahamas by former President Donald Trump," The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday.

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'What a tragic sad little man': Trump ridiculed for latest election loss meltdown

Saturday afternoon Donald Trump took time off from whatever he does at his Bedminster Golf Resort to fire off two statements; one calling his 2020 election loss the "CRIME OF THE CENTURY!" and another questioning the "courage" of former Vice President Mike Pence and blaming "weak and pathetic" Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the ex-president's failure to remain on the Oval Office for a second term.

The first statement was both brief and furious, with the ex-president writing, "As our Country is being destroyed, both inside and out, the Presidential Election of 2020 will go down as THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!"

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'CRIME OF THE CENTURY!' Trump issues furious statements lashing out at Pence and Mitch McConnell for his election loss

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump issued a pair of statements doubling down on the "big lie" that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him — and specifically going after former Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for not doing more to help him stay in office.

"As our Country is being destroyed, both inside and out, the Presidential Election of 2020 will go down as THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!" wrote Trump in his first statement, following up with a second that said, "The polls were a joke. I won States in a landslide that I was predicted to lose days before the election," Trump added. "Other states had me purposely so far down that it would force people, even fans, to say "Let's stay home Darling. We love our President, but he can't win." ... It's called SUPPRESSION POLLING and it should be illegal."

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Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing the dirty work her GOP colleagues wish they could do

According to Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse, one need only look at the two-year-old video of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) harassing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to see that she is living the dream her male GOP colleagues wish they could by using being a woman as a shield from accusations of misogyny.

Under a headline reading, "Marjorie Taylor Greene's vapid gender politics," the columnist makes the case that the Georgia Republican believes "I am a woman. So I can get away with this" --- and she may well be right.

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Experts still believe the National Guard delay on Jan. 6 was politically driven -- even after this week's testimony

As a number of officials testified during congressional committee hearings held this week to examine how things went awry amid at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, they attempted to place blame on others refusing to accept accountability for the deadly events that transpired on that fateful day.

According to Talking Points Memo, former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller explained why he made the decision to hold back. In his opening statement, he noted the "already-tense atmosphere surrounding the day, alluding to calls by Michael Flynn for Trump to invoke martial law and a Washington Post op-ed by all 10 living former defense secretaries calling on Miller by name not involve the military in election disputes."

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A GOP takeover of the House could blow up in their faces -- here's how

Republicans have a decent chance of taking control of the House of Representatives in the 2024 midterm elections. Even if Presidet Joe Biden remains popular, the fact that Republicans are only short a majority by 5 seats, combined with the fact that they control the redistricting process in more states than Democrats, give them a good shot.

But the GOP shouldn't expect smooth sailing if Kevin McCarthy becomes Speaker. On the contrary, noted The New York Times, Republicans assuming control of the House could tear open wounds between Trump supporters and skeptics within the party and cause more leadership turnover, as with the ousting this week of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as conference chair in favor of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

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GOP consultants worry Stefanik will help Trump cripple their 2022 election hopes: report

Republican campaign consultants, with an eye on the 2022 midterm elections, are worried that New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik's elevation to a GOP leadership spot -- and her close allegiance to Donald Trump -- will make their job harder as they try to make the next election about Republican policies and not the man who just lost them the White House and the Senate.

According to a report in the Washington Examiner, elements within the Republican Party are eyeing the midterms believing they can -- at the very least regain the House -- while also worrying about Donald Trump's plans to insert himself into the election.

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