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Federal Judge: Trump Broke the Law When He Reallocated Federal Funds to Build His Border Wall

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President Donald Trump broke the law when he reallocated federal funds via an emergency order and used them to build his border wall.

MSNBC’s Pete Williams reports the judge’s ruling, handed down minutes ago, means that what Trump did is “illegal.”

The next step is for the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit to decide what “remedy,” what course of action, should happen next.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz says Judge David Briones “appears poised to block the use of those funds.”

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Pelosi on Fire Says Trump Looked ‘Sedated’ and Insists It’s ‘Imperative’ That ‘Next Year We Will Have a New President’

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A fired up Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered strong words about President Donald Trump, hours after he attacked and threatened her at the National Prayer Breakfast, and just days after he snubbed her during the State of the Union.

“That wasn’t a State of the Union, it was a state of his mind,” Speaker Pelosi said of Trump’s speech to Congress and the nation Tuesday night.

“I extended the hand of friendship” and he refused it, she said of his refusal to shake her hand.

“He looked to me a little sedated,” she added. “He looked like that last year too.”

“Next year we will have a new President – that is an absolute imperative,” Pelosi promised.

She also said “it was necessary” to tear up her copy of his State of the Union speech “to get the attention of the American people, to say, ‘This is not true.'”

“I don’t need any lessons from anybody,” especially Trump, “about ‘dignity.'”

“I feel very liberated,” she noted.

 

 

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House Democrat: Bolton ‘Strongly Implied Something Improper’ to Me in Firing of Ukraine Ambassador Back in September

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A top House Democrat has just revealed former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton “strongly implied” there had been “something improper” about President Trump’s firing of Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

“He and I spoke by telephone on September 23,” House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel says in a statement. “On that call, Ambassador Bolton suggested to me—unprompted—that the committee look into the recall of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. He strongly implied that something improper had occurred around her removal as our top diplomat in Kyiv.”

Engel corrected the President as well.

“President Trump is wrong that John Bolton didn’t say anything about the Trump-Ukraine Scandal at the time the President fired him. He said something to me,” Engel says.

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Pelosi Slams ‘Rogue’ Attorney General Bill Barr: ‘I Don’t Know Who’s the Puppet – Trump or the Attorney General’

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‘All of the President’s Henchmen’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is going after Bill Barr, calling the “rogue” Attorney General a “puppet” of President Donald Trump – or vice versa.

“This testimony” of former Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas, Pelosi told reporters, “implicated the rogue Attorney General, who has been the puppet of – I don’t know who’s the puppet – Trump or the Attorney General.”

Wednesday night Parnas told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Barr was “basically on the team” of players working to extort Ukraine, “had to know about everything,” and that the team members were all “best friends.”

Pelosi also slammed President Trump.

“He says, ‘This is my Attorney General. This is my Department of Justice.’ Really?”

The Speaker mimicked the President, waving her fist in the air.

Earlier she slammed Barr, suggesting she does not believe he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Parnas’ credible claims.

“Does anybody think that the rogue Attorney General is going to appoint a special prosecutor? No, because he’s implicated in all of this. This is an example of all of the President’s henchmen, and I hope that [GOP] senators do not become part of the president’s henchmen.”

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