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GOP senators reportedly unhappy with Trump's impeachment rant

GOP senators reportedly unhappy with Trump's impeachment rantAt least some members of President Trump's party weren't thrilled with the scathing letter he sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday.Trump protested impeachment in the letter, accusing Democrats of staging a "coup" and "declaring a war on American democracy." But it reportedly wasn't a galvanizing moment for the GOP — at least a few Republican senators were unhappy with the performance, a senior GOP official said.> Asked a senior GOP official whether it was a good idea for Trump to send that letter to Pelosi. "Of course not," official said who acknowledged it didn't go over well among some Republican senators.> > — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 18, 2019Those senators aren't going on the record with their displeasure, but former GOP congressman Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) was free to echo the sentiment.> "The danger [in Trump's letter], is suggesting that… this impeachment power that has been a bedrock of Congress’ ability to provide oversight to the president has someway eroded to the point where it’s no longer valid." – Fmr. GOP Rep. David Jolly t.co/UHaytoF6aC> > — MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 18, 2019It was also reported Tuesday that White House lawyers weren't involved in drafting the letter, with Trump deciding to keep them out of the loop. Instead, he relied on Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland, adviser Stephen Miller, and Michael Williams, an adviser to acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.More stories from theweek.com Democrats are sleepwalking into a Biden disaster Wait — did liberals actually think they'd remove Trump from office? GOP leader Kevin McCarthy carefully avoids saying whether Trump 'did anything wrong'



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Trump compares impeachment inquiry to 'lynching' in explosive rant, as key witness gives 'damning' testimony to Congress

Trump compares impeachment inquiry to 'lynching' in explosive rant, as key witness gives 'damning' testimony to CongressDonald Trump has compared the impeachment inquiry surrounding him to “a lynching” in an apparent bid to inflame controversy and distract from Bill Taylor’s deposition on Capitol Hill, the US charge d’affaires for Ukraine who discussed his alarming text exchanges with Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker during the session.“So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!” the president tweeted, prior to Mr Taylor’s arrival.



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Trump misspells his defence secretary’s name in rambling rant about securing oil in Syria

Trump misspells his defence secretary’s name in rambling rant about securing oil in SyriaDonald Trump has misspelled his defence secretary’s name while discussing his controversial decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria.The US president tried to quote Mark Esper in a tweet, but instead he referred to him as “Mark Esperanto”.



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'It's got to stop': Superintendent condemns teacher's racist rant in school parking lot

'It's got to stop': Superintendent condemns teacher's racist rant in school parking lotA teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School in Pennsylvania has been placed on administrative leave after she used racial slurs in a viral Facebook video.



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'Idiot press!': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani launches wild Fox News rant in latest meltdown on live TV

'Idiot press!': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani launches wild Fox News rant in latest meltdown on live TVDonald Trump‘s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani lashed out at the “idiot press” during his latest TV interview about the impeachment inquiry.The former mayor of New York even turned on Fox News host Howard Kurtz for daring to contradict his allegations about the US president’s 2020 main rival Joe Biden.



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Georgia sheriff's office employee fired after racist rant at McDonald's

Georgia sheriff's office employee fired after racist rant at McDonald'sA Georgia sheriff's office employee has been fired after he was caught on video telling a teenager to "speak English" at a local McDonald's.



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Trump suggests he should have extra time as president, in rant over ‘dishonest fool’ Comey’s leaks

Trump suggests he should have extra time as president, in rant over ‘dishonest fool’ Comey’s leaksDonald Trump has suggested he should be given “stolen time back” due to “how unfairly” he has been treated by the FBI and its investigations into him.“The disastrous IG Report on James Comey shows, in the strongest of terms, how unfairly I, and tens of millions of great people who support me, were treated,” Mr Trump tweeted on Friday morning.



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Man wears blackface in court then launches bizarre rant about being ‘treated like a black man’

Man wears blackface in court then launches bizarre rant about being ‘treated like a black man’A man who was recently convicted in a violent road rage incident turned up to court with a blacked up face for his sentencing hearing before delivering a bizarre racially-charged rant.Mark Char, who is not black, claimed he was wearing blackface because he was being “treated like a black man” by the court in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was found guilty of attempted murder and assault in March over a triple stabbing in a road rage confrontation.One victim was knifed five times and taken to hospital in a critical condition after the attack, which Char claimed was in self-defence.At his sentencing hearing, Char hit out at his lawyer, who he said was “incompetent”. He said: “Now this kangaroo court is trying to give me a life sentence for me trying to protect and defend myself against the attack from three guys ― in essence, treating me like a black man.“And today, the reason why I’m like this is because I prepared myself to play my part in your kangaroo court, treating me like a black man, so today I’m going to be a black man.”Char is thought to have used a black-coloured permanent marker to darken his face, according to local media.Despite his unusual behaviour, state documents showed the court was satisfied that he had understood the proceedings of the trial and was fit to be sentenced.His appearance drew strong criticism from Judge Todd Eddins, who later sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole.“This continues a pattern of disruptive behaviour designed to undermine the administration of justice,” he said.He added: “What you need to do is look in the mirror. And if you look in the mirror, Mr Char, you’re not going to see a black person, you’re going to see a menace to society.”



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Trump says 'there should be no Mueller report' in furious rant, as president escalates campaign to undermine Russia investigation

Trump says 'there should be no Mueller report' in furious rant, as president escalates campaign to undermine Russia investigationDonald Trump has said “there should be no Mueller report” in a series of tweets denouncing the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. It was just the latest misleading tirade Mr Trump has launched in recent months as the special counsel’s investigation appears to come to a close. “This was an illegal & conflicted investigation in search of a crime.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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