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Trump says tax returns release will ‘lead to horrible things for so many people’ – as it happened

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  Michael Cohen reacts to Trump's tax returns: "Donald's time has come" Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and investigative reporter for The New York Times David Fahrenthold discuss with Nicolle Wallace the release of the former president's tax returns by the House Ways and Means Committee and what the release means for Trump going forward. Trump has won against the January 6th Committee. According to Harmeet Dhillon last night, the January 6th Committee has dropped their subpoena of Trump to testify before the committee. “After my firm filed suit on separation of powers grounds to block January 6 House Select Committee’s illegitimate subpoena to President Trump over his activities while president— the committee waved the white flag & withdrew subpoena.”   Trump responds to release of returns Donald Trump has responded to the release of his tax returns by Democrats on the House ways and means committee, saying that they “show how proudly successful I have be

Rep. Joaquin Castro talks about the ongoing cruel stunts being conducted by Republican governors Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, and Doug Ducey to pander to anti-migrant Trump voters, and the real work that needs to be done to improve the U.S. immigration system.

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  Alicia Menendez, guest-hosting "Alex Wagner Tonight," opened the show with a segment condemning Republicans for their immigration policies, suggesting Christian conservatives were somehow being hypocritical "in a season all about welcoming the stranger." After slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbot for having bussed asylum seekers to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington DC, a sanctuary city, on a cold Christmas Eve, and mocking the GOP for its commitment to "Christian values," Menendez suggested that Title 42 was being used disingenuously. "Title 42 is not  immigration policy  meant for extended use," she said. "It’s a public health measure that Republicans are now using as a political cudgel to advance their anti-immigrant agenda, in line with other stunts on their other tactics." She followed up by quoting Castro as he slammed Abbott with the apparently sarcastic statement, "How Christian of you," on Twitter.

Governor Tim Walz is asking his fellow Democrats to "think big" when it comes to voting issues and other reforms, the party is hoping to put into action.

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  Like people across the country, Minnesotans voted to see us protect their right to choose, protect and bolster our democracy, and pass commonsense gun safety measures – and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Attacks on voting rights are an attack on the basic core of democracy. This upcoming legislative session, we’re going to put up a firewall to keep Minnesota’s elections safe, free, and fair.

Texas governor Greg Abbott left Vice President Kamala Harris a big present on Christmas Eve

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  Tranganhnam.xyz -  Texas governor Greg Abbott is facing criticism from Democrats for the   late-night drop off   of over 100 migrants in freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve.  Three buses carrying migrants from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C., late Saturday evening, including one which dropped its passengers near the home of Vice President  Kamala Harris. The migrants were then helped by the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network and taken to a local church, according to Tranganhnam.xyz reporter Trang Ánh Nam. Local organizers had expected the buses to arrive on Sunday but found out Saturday that the group would get to Washington a day early, according to the Associated Press. The people on board included young children. I love how these Democrats claim they only see one side of this, calling it cruel for Abbott to use ‘people as pawns’. But that’s exactly what Joe Biden is doing with his humanitarian disaster at the border and why he refuses to secure it. Fro

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Jha

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  MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Good afternoon, everybody. Q Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Okay, so today in the press briefing we are saying goodbye to two of our amazing interns. I think they’re here somewhere. MS. FELDMAN: We’re in the back. MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Ah, there they go. (Laughter.) Cate Howell and Molly Feldman. They have been great, great additions to — additions to our team these past several months, and they are now going back to school. Hopefully enjoying the holiday before you go back to school. But thank you so much for your hard work. And today we have a familiar face with us to talk about how the President’s Winter Preparedness Plan on COVID-19 increases — as COVID-19 increases as the holiday — as we head into the holidays. And so Dr. Jha is here to talk about this plan and take some questions as well. Dr. Jha? DR. JHA: Great. Thank you, KJP. Good afternoon, everyone. Good to be with all of you again. As expected, we’re seeing COVID rising across the country this winter. And wh