Newt Gingrich Accidentally Made a Hilarious Point About Trump's Impeachment Lawyers After Trying to Slam House Managers

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A day after Senators took an oath of impartiality in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, the President eagerly announced the team of lawyers who will be defending him.

Two names on the list stood out.

One was Ken Starr, who famously led the investigation against former President Bill Clinton ahead of his impeachment. He now acts as a political commentator for Fox News.

The other was Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer of the late child rapist and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Dershowitz also frequently appears on Fox News providing legal analysis.

Starr was on Epstein's defense team in 2007 as well.

Dershowitz later distanced himself from Trump's impeachment team, saying that he wasn't a full-fledged member, but instead would present a case intended to document a so-called abuse of impeachment.

Former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, took to Twitter to brag about the supposed quality of Trump's defense lawyers versus two of the House Democrats acting as impeachment managers and prosecutors against Trump.

Gingrich's goal was to make Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gerrold Nadler (D-NY) look unqualified next to Dershowitz and Starr.

That's not how people took the tweet.

Nevertheless, Gingrich was a way.

Trump himself called Ken Starr a "lunatic" in 1999.

Another name on Trump's defense list is drawing concern as well.

Lev Parnas, the right-hand man of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, claimed this week that Trump knew all about the efforts to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations that were politically beneficial to Trump. The President wholeheartedly denied knowing Parnas or anything about his efforts.

But an email from Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, to another Trump lawyer, John Dowd, is calling that into question.

Sekulow states explicitly that he spoke to the President about allowing Dowd to represent Parnas in his trial for illegally funneling foreign money into Republican political campaigns.

Sekulow will be representing Trump in the impeachment trial as well if the conflict of interest isn't addressed.

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President Donald Trump took the opportunity to hype his pet project—bollard fencing along the southern border—to a meeting of the National Border Patrol Council.

The NBPC—a union organization not part of the federal agency—is "the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol."

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Veteran actor and Democrat Alec Baldwin's portrayal of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live has garnered near-unanimous praise since the 2016 campaign (except, of course, from Trump himself).

But in a recent tweet, Baldwin reminded his followers that Trump's ascent and increasing corruption is no laughing matter.

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and one of the key players in the Ukraine scandal, Rudy Giuliani, is once again claiming to have proof of a Democratic scandal in Ukraine.

Once again, he's refusing to reveal it.

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Attorney General William Barr criticized President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department prosecutors' sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone.

Barr—who overrode the recommendation after Trump railed against it on Twitter—said Trump's tweets made it impossible to do his job, though some people believe his words weren't to rein in Trump, but to mitigate public outrage.

Fox Host Lou Dobbs is not one of those people.

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Americans across the country were furious when President Donald Trump fired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman after Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial by the Republican Senate.

Vindman complied with a congressional subpoena to testify before the House committee overseeing Trump's impeachment inquiry last year.

The career military official and Purple Heart recipient was escorted out by security along with his twin brother, an NSC official who played no part in the impeachment proceedings.

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People cried foul earlier this week when the Justice Department overrode four career prosecutors to recommend a reduced sentence for former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone.

The Department's decision came only a day after Trump railed against the prosecutors' recommendation on Twitter, leading many to believe the Department reduced the sentence recommendation because the President interceded on his ally's behalf.

All four prosecutors on the case resigned in response to the change.

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