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Harris ‘Saddened’ by Level of GOP Desperation to Defend Trump

“It is sad to see the level of desperation that some people are willing to go through to protect someone who has been probably the most corrupt, unethical, most unpatriotic president we’ve ever had.”

— Sen. Kamala Harris, talking about Republican lawmakers on Morning Joe.

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RNC Paid to Jam Congressional Democrats’ Phone Lines

11,000

“The Republican National Committee paid to generate thousands of calls to the congressional offices of nearly three dozen House Democrats in recent weeks, an effort that was aimed at both shaping opinion around the impeachment inquiry and tying up the phone lines of the elected officials, according to two people briefed on the effort,” the New York Times Reported. “The fact that the calls to congressional offices, estimated to number 11,000, were partly intended to jam the phone lines of House Democrats — potentially thwarting access to government offices — was described at a recent dinner of more than a dozen Republican aides, advisers and elected officials …”

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Scaramucci Predicts Trump Will Be Out by March

“When you talk to elected Republicans privately, they can’t stand the president. They know the president is a lawless person and basically a criminal.”

— Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Yahoo News that he believes that GOP lawmakers will pressure President Trump to leave office by March.

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Parties Polarized on Impeachment, Removal

89%

A new Gallup poll finds 89% of Democrats currently say President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. That compares with 71% of Democrats who in 1974 said the charges against Nixon warranted his removal from office. Among Republicans, 92% reject Trump being impeached and removed from office while just 7% are in favor of it. Under Nixon, a smaller 59% of his fellow Republicans opposed his removal from office while 31% endorsed it.

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Walsh Says Fox, Conservative Media Lying to Americans

“This is an absolute shame and I think you’ve got to call it out for what it is. The Americans who listen to Fox News and conservative talk radio are being lied to and manipulated every day when it comes to impeachment.”

— Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who is also running for president, slammed Fox News and conservative talk radio for their coverage of the impeachment probe of President Trump, CNN reports.

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GOP Hypocrisy Marches on

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Voters in Battleground States Back Probe, Not Removal

52% to 44%

By 52% to 44%, voters across six battleground states oppose impeaching and removing President Trump from office according to a new New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll of registered voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But, by 52% to 44%, voters across the six states support the impeachment inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives.

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Republican Attacks the Credibility of Vindman

“It seems very clear that he is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense. I don’t know that he’s concerned about American policy… We all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from… He has an affinity for the Ukraine.”

— Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), in a CNN interview, trying to challenge the credibility of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a who will testify in the House impeachment inquiry today.

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Kelly Regrets Decision to Resign, Says He Warned Trump

“I said, whatever you do — and we were still in the process of trying to find someone to take my place — I said whatever you do, don’t hire a ‘yes man,’ someone who won’t tell you the truth — don’t do that. Because if you do, I believe you will be impeached.” He added: “That was almost 11 months ago, and I have an awful lot of, to say the least, second thoughts about leaving. It pains me to see what’s going on because I believe if I was still there or someone like me was there, he would not be kind of, all over the place.”

— John Kelly warned President Trump that hiring a “yes man” to succeed him would lead to impeachment and, in hindsight, regrets his decision to resign, the Washington Examiner reports.

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Trump Says No Need for Impeachment Team

“Here’s the thing. I don’t have teams. Everyone’s talking about teams. I’m the team. I did nothing wrong.”

— President Trump dismissing the need for a bolstered group of aides to defend him against impeachment, The Hill reports.