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Ex-Trump official scolds president and allies for Ukraine mess

Ex-Trump official scolds president and allies for Ukraine messPresident Donald Trump’s former homeland security chief said on Sunday that he was “deeply disturbed” by his former boss’s attempts to solicit damaging information from Ukraine about Joe Biden, becoming one of the most vocal critics among ex-Trump officials. “Yes, I’m deeply disturbed by it, as well, and this entire mess has me frustrated, George,” Tom Bossert said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” responding to the host’s citing a whistleblower complaint that said White House officials were disturbed by a call between Trump and Ukraine’s president in July. Bossert also said some of Trump’s backers weren’t helping matters.



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Ex-Trump Adviser: Taliban Doesn’t Care About Killing Civilians, So Neither Should We

Ex-Trump Adviser: Taliban Doesn’t Care About Killing Civilians, So Neither Should WeDuring a Monday morning Fox News appearance, former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland reacted to the Trump administration’s scuttled peace talks with the Taliban by suggesting the United States shouldn’t be concerned with “civilian deaths” in Afghanistan in the future, calling for a large-scale bombing campaign if any Americans are killed “anywhere in the world.”Asked by Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer to give her take on Trump canceling a planned Camp David meeting with the Taliban just days before the anniversary of 9/11, McFarland first said that it was a “great place to announce it” as they were “hoping they would have a deal.”“But now that they don’t have a deal, I think it’s important that they canceled it,” she noted. “You don’t want the Taliban to think they have the upper hand.”McFarland, a former Fox News contributor, went on to say that the Taliban needs to “look at what life is going to be like when America leaves” as there will be no American aid or assistance, adding that they “can go ahead and kill each other until the end of time.”After further stating that since there was no deal it would have been a “travesty” to have the meeting at Camp David so close to 9/11, McFarland was asked to respond to Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s pointed criticism of the canceled meeting.“I think she is absolutely wrong,” McFarland said of the Minnesota senator’s complaint that President Trump was treating foreign policy like a “game show.”McFarland then said the administration should tell both Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban that American troops will leave under the condition that “you don’t kill Americans, you don’t kill Americans in Afghanistan, you don’t kill Americans anywhere in the world and you sure as heck don’t kill Americans in the American homeland.”“If you do, you won’t get another dollar of American aid any place, anytime, anywhere, and secondly, we’ll come back here and we’ll find who helped assist attacks on the American homeland and we will bomb them,” she continued. “We will bomb the training camps, we will bomb the bases and since you don’t care about civilian deaths, we aren’t going to either.”McFarland’s desire to see Afghanistan civilian deaths comes on the heels of Fox News contributor Joey Jones calling for the execution of detainees any time an American soldier is killed overseas.“The first thing I would do today, is every time one of our soldiers dies overseas during these talks, I would go down to Guantanamo and I would execute a Taliban captive,” he said during a Fox & Friends appearance on Saturday. “We have to show them that we’re not just looking for an exit strategy.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before CongressPresident Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was “happy” to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency. The panel, which is considering whether to recommend Trump’s impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after the 2016 election. Now a private citizen, Lewandowski said he looked forward to the chance to testify as “a guy who’s going to fight back” against Democratic claims of wrongdoing by Trump.



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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardon

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardonFormer Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the first person charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said on Tuesday his lawyers have applied for a pardon and that he may withdraw his guilty plea. “My lawyers have applied for a pardon from the president for me,” Papadopoulos said in an interview with Reuters, adding that the request was made a few days ago. Papadopoulos, who was plucked out of obscurity to work as a foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump’s presidential run, pleaded guilty in October 2017 to lying to the FBI about his communications with two Russian nationals and a Maltese professor with Russian ties while working on the campaign.



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From Russia to hush money: Court records offer new details on inquiries of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

From Russia to hush money: Court records offer new details on inquiries of ex-Trump lawyer Michael CohenUnsealed court records show authorities began investigating Michael Cohen in mid-2017 and suggest their inquiry is not concluded.



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Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperate

Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperateWASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday.



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Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, just sentenced to federal prison, faces new charges in N.Y. indictment

Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, just sentenced to federal prison, faces new charges in N.Y. indictmentState prosecutors in New York revealed new fraud and conspiracy charges Wednesday against Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.



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Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 monthsALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.



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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen wraps up congressional testimony

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen wraps up congressional testimonyPresident Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress again on Wednesday, a week after accusing his ex-boss of being a racist, a conman and a cheat in scathing public remarks. Cohen’s day-long appearance before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday was held behind closed doors. It was the fourth and final scheduled interview with a congressional panel for Trump’s longtime lawyer and general fixer.



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Ex-Trump attorney calls Robert Mueller 'an American hero,' says probe not a 'witch hunt'

Ex-Trump attorney calls Robert Mueller 'an American hero,' says probe not a 'witch hunt'Former White House attorney Ty Cobb called special counsel Robert Mueller an "American hero" in an ABC News podcast interview.



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