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Trump Uses Turncoat Democrat to Claim ‘Witch Hunt’ Is ‘Chasing’ People Out of Dem Party – as GOP Exodus From Congress Grows

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President Donald Trump is pointing to the one lone Democrat who has switched to the Republican Party as evidence that the impeachment “Witch Hunt” and Democratic policies are “chasing common sense people out of” the Democratic Party. The President is wrong.

As NCRM has documented repeatedly, there is a GOP mass exodus from Congress. To date in the 116th Congress 28 Republicans have announced they are retiring or have already quit without completing their terms. A 29th is in the wings – another GOP Congressman who just admitted to committing felonies and will be resigning in a matter of days.

By comparison just nine House Democrats have announced their retirement and just one has left without finishing their term.

Trump on Thursday sat down with Democrat Jeff Van Drew, and by the time the New Jersey Congressman left the Oval Office he pledged his “undying devotion” to President Trump and switched to the Republican Party, as he had telegraphed he would earlier in the week.

Trump has now endorsed Van Drew’s re-election, which will be an uphill battle.

In his tweet Trump also claims the GOP is “growing”:

It’s a line Jared Kushner recently used, and does not appear to be supported by evidence:

 

 

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Read: DOJ Announces It Will Not Charge Andrew McCabe

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The Dept.m of Justice has just announced it will not pursue charges against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours before he would have been eligible for a pension. President Donald Trump for years has attacked the 51-year old Republican attorney who worked his way up through the Bureau, where he worked for over two decades.

An Inspector General’s report had found McCabe repeatedly lied, under oath, about having authorized a subordinate to leak information about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation in 2016.

McCabe has disputed the charges.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded McCabe be charged.

Here’s the letter to McCabe’s attorney released Friday:

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‘Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut’: Trump Attacks Gen. John Kelly for Praising Vindman and Calling Extortion an ‘Illegal Order’

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President Donald Trump didn’t wait long to attack his former White House Chief of Staff after General John Kelly told an audience that LTC Alexander Vindman was right to notify his superiors of Trump’s Ukraine extortion scheme.

“When I terminated John Kelly, which I couldn’t do fast enough, he knew full well that he was way over his head,” Trump claimed. Various reports said for months Kelly was on the verge of resigning, and when Trump announced Kelly would exit, he did not say he fired him.

“Being Chief of Staff just wasn’t for him. He came in with a bang, went out with a whimper, but like so many X’s, he misses the action & just can’t keep his mouth shut, which he actually has a military and legal obligation to do,” Trump blasted. That’s false. It’s also another of many examples of Trump hiring or promoting someone then taking zero responsibility when he decides he doesn’t like the job they’re doing. Trump called Kelly “a great American” when moving him from Secretary of Homeland Security to the White House.

“His incredible wife, Karen, who I have a lot of respect for, once pulled me aside & said strongly that ‘John respects you greatly. When we are no longer here, he will only speak well of you.’ Wrong!” Trump concluded Thursday morning.

Trump was referring to an article Thursday morning in The Atlantic, which details remarks Kelly made the night before at Drew University.

“Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, said that Vindman is blameless and was simply following the training he’d received as a soldier; migrants are ‘overwhelmingly good people’ and ‘not all rapists’; and Trump’s decision to condition military aid to Ukraine on an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden upended long-standing U.S. policy,” The Atlantic reported.

When Vindman heard the president tell Zelensky he wanted to see the Biden family investigated, that was tantamount to hearing “an illegal order,” Kelly said. “We teach them, ‘Don’t follow an illegal order. And if you’re ever given one, you’ll raise it to whoever gives it to you that this is an illegal order, and then tell your boss.’”

Calling it “exactly the wrong thing to do,” Kelly also “faulted Trump for intervening in the case of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was convicted last year of posing with the corpse of an Islamic State fighter. Trump reversed a Navy decision to oust Gallagher, in a chain of events that led to the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.”

 

 

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Hope Hicks, Who Admitted to Lying for Trump, Will Return to White House as President’s Re-Election Campaign Heats Up

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Former Trump Communications Director Hope Hicks is leaving Fox News’ parent company to return to the White House as Counselor to the President, but in a switch she will report directly to Jared Kushner. Kushner is known to be working on the president’s re-election campaign from within the White House.

“Her return will come as his re-election campaign intensifies and as his advisers say the superstitious president has talked about recreating some aspects of that first race,” The New York Times reports.

Hicks resigned from the Trump administration two years ago, immediately after she admitted to investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that she had lied for the president.

NEW: Hope Hicks’ Return to White House to Work on Trump Campaign Questioned as Seemingly ‘Illegal’ by Former CIA Officer

The Times confirms Hicks’ duties will include working for Trump’s re-election in an administration that sees no wall between politics and governing.

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