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Stay or go? After riot, Trump administration officials debate early exit

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By AAMER MADHANI, ZEKE MILLER and KEVIN FREKING

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“Nobody is fooled by these last-second, come-to-Jesus conversions,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans fiercely critical of Trump.

Not much else needs said on this subject.

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“But America is going to know who these people are.”

Bang on. It's worrying that Trump insurrectionists like Hawley and Cruz plus those in the House remain and can do even more harm to the country. The Republicans who have attacked voting and elections need to be voted out before they do even more damage to the democratic aspects of the republic. The Trump insurrectionists in office need to have an asterisk by their names denoting 'seditionist'.

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With DaVos, does it really matter?

She is another example of a corrupt portfolio almost chosen by design to subvert the basic mission of her department.

quit, don’t quit, IDC, sweetheart.

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Everything Trump Touches Dies

Truer words were never spoken, Mr. Wilson.

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It's a watershed moment - if they stay, the public will perceive them to be supporting Trump's reaction to the Capitol siege - and they don't want that in their record; it's career-suicide

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Davos, oh my.

Rats fleeing a sinking ship are still rats.

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the New York Times published a 5,500-word feature on her family’s shipping company, its deep ties to the government of China, the money it has provided Chao and her husband and his campaigns, and Chao’s apparent efforts to use her positions to bolster the business. Among the highlights of that piece: Chao repeatedly sought to include family members and relatives affiliated with the company in meetings with top Chinese officials during overseas trips (this was reportedly stymied by State Department officials); in a response to a Senate confirmation questionnaire, Chao failed to list multiple honorary awards, titles, and appointments she had received in China; her agency has proposed U.S. maritime program budget cuts that would hurt competitors of her family’s business; she took at least 21 meetings or interviews with Chinese-language media in her first year in office, including multiple appearances with her father, the company’s former chairman; she attended an event celebrating a company deal that involved transit projects that fell under her oversight; she did not recuse herself from any decisions affecting the shipping industry. The Times also reported that 13 members of Chao’s family had given $1.1 million to McConnell’s campaigns and political action committees tied to him between 1989 and 2018. The paper noted that Chao’s father had given the couple a gift of between $5 million and $25 million in 2008 that catapulted McConnell to become the 10th wealthiest senator.

As for de Vos:

Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said it was “possible” her family has donated $200 million to Republicans.

Those bastions of ethical behavior.

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