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‘About to Become Available for DWTS’: Internet Mocks Rick Perry Quitting Trump Administration



Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is reportedly quitting the Trump administration next month, and the Internet is having a blast mocking his reasons for leaving – whatever they may be.

Perry, who took the job because he thought the Energy Secretary was something of a global oil and gas ambassador, is expected to depart next month, Politico reports Thursday night.

Curiously, just one day ago it was widely reported that Secretary Perry, unlike everyone else in the Trump administration, would be happy to cooperate with the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. That news came after folks remembered that Perry had traveled to Ukraine, and as Politico noted, “led the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May.”

Now his role in that illegal and impeachable extortion scandal is being closely scrutinized.

Politico cites unnamed sources, calling them “three people familiar with his plans” who “requested anonymity to discuss the departure before an official announcement was made.”

“No evidence has emerged that Perry was directly involved with Trump’s attempt to drum up an investigation of his political opponent,” Politico was certain to add.

That said, the timing of the news of his expected departure is rather curious, and many on social media were only too happy to mention it.


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‘I Haven’t Watched for One Minute’ Trump Says About Impeachment Hearing – but He Did Post 20 Retweets About It



President Donald Trump insists he hasn’t watched even “one minute” of Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, which many – even some on the right – say is damning for his presidency. The American president told a reporter, “I haven’t watched. I haven’t watched for one minute,” calling it “a sham” that “shouldn’t be allowed.”

Trump made his remarks during a bilateral press conference with none other than the president of Turkey, a dictator who Trump appeased at great cost to U.S. foreign policy and safety last month by pulling out U.S. troops from Syria.

The president claimed he was with President Erdogan all day and therefore wasn’t even able to watch. But he did have time to tweet during the impeachment hearing that included two diplomats whose testimony was harmful to him and his claims of wanting only to investigate corruption in Ukraine.

A lot.

20 times the President posted retweets from other Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), top Trump ally U.S. Rep, Mark Meadows (R-NC), House Oversight Committee Republicans, House Republicans, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and The White House. Many of those whom he retweeted he retweeted multiple times.

Here’s Trump insisting he did not watch the impeachment hearings even “for one minute”:


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‘Oxymoron’: Internet Mocks ‘Demagogic’ Jim Jordan on News GOP May Move Him to Intel Committee to Sabotage Impeachment



“Like the collision of matter and anti-matter”

Republican Leadership is debating moving the ever-jacketless Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Jordan to the House Intelligence Committee in a clear attempt to spy on and disrupt the fast-moving and highly-productive impeachment inquiry. The Intel Committee is the primary committee investigating the president.

Calling him “a fiery supporter of the president,” CBS News reports the discussions among House leadership are “active and serious.”

Some political experts find Jordan’s conspiracy theories and overall disrespectful and belligerent nature inappropriate.

Well-known political strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior campaign advisor to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign and now a former Republican, has previously voiced his opinion of Congressman Jordan:

On the news that Jordan may be added to the Intel Committee, prominent political scientist, professor of international relations, and journalist David Rothkopf weighed in colorfully, describing the effect the GOP is looking for by moving Jordan:

Here’s what some others are saying:

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Trump Tried to Launch #StopTheCoup on Twitter and It Blew Up Hilariously in His Face



Donald Trump kicked off his Saturday morning on Twitter with a simple attempt to promote the hashtag #StopTheCoup but didn’t get many backers.

But he did get a lot of derision and explanations about what a “coup” really is — along with inspiring the hashtag: #ThePresidentIsACrybaby.

As one commenter noted, “Holding the president* accountable for his actions isn’t a coup… it’s their job. ”

That was the general response, see below:


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