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    >>> IT'S NOT PAUL MANAFORT
    >>> IT'S NOT PAUL MANAFORT ALONE.
    ALONE. THERE IS A LOT OF PAUL MANAFORTS
    THERE IS A LOT OF PAUL MANAFORTS OUT THERE ACROSS WASHINGTON,
    OUT THERE ACROSS WASHINGTON, D.C.
    D.C. AND PEOPLE RIGHT NOW ARE FEEDING
    AND PEOPLE RIGHT NOW ARE FEEDING AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH, RIPPING
    AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH, RIPPING OFF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER,
    OFF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER, BREAKING ALL MANNER OF RULES,
    BREAKING ALL MANNER OF RULES, ETHICS, LAWS, AND SO FAR THEY
    ETHICS, LAWS, AND SO FAR THEY HAVEN'T BEEN CALLED TO ACCOUNT
    HAVEN'T BEEN CALLED TO ACCOUNT ON IT.
    ON IT. BUT WHAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE
    BUT WHAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE IS THAT CORRUPTION HAS WORKED AS
    IS THAT CORRUPTION HAS WORKED AS AN ISSUE IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS,
    AN ISSUE IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, AND THAT TO BE THE REFORM PARTY,
    AND THAT TO BE THE REFORM PARTY, TO BE THE GOOD GOVERNMENT PARTY,
    TO BE THE GOOD GOVERNMENT PARTY, TO BE THE CLEAN GOVERNMENT PARTY
    TO BE THE CLEAN GOVERNMENT PARTY IS A POWERFUL PLACE TO BE.
    IS A POWERFUL PLACE TO BE. >> THAT'S WHAT A FORMER
    >> THAT'S WHAT A FORMER REPUBLICAN SOUNDS LIKE.
    REPUBLICAN SOUNDS LIKE. POLITICAL STRATEGIST STEVE
    POLITICAL STRATEGIST STEVE SCHMIDT REACTING TO THE CURRENT
    SCHMIDT REACTING TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WE'RE WATCHING IN
    SITUATION WE'RE WATCHING IN WASHINGTON AFTER REPUBLICAN
    WASHINGTON AFTER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS WAS
    CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH
    ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING AND LYING TO THE
    INSIDER TRADING AND LYING TO THE GOVERNMENT EARLIER TODAY.
    GOVERNMENT EARLIER TODAY. THE CHARGES AGAINST COLLINS COME
    THE CHARGES AGAINST COLLINS COME AS REPUBLICANS TRYING TO FIGURE
    AS REPUBLICANS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A GAME PLAN, PERHAPS LEADING
    OUT A GAME PLAN, PERHAPS LEADING INTO THE MID TERMS IN 90 DAYS.
    INTO THE MID TERMS IN 90 DAYS. LAST NIGHT'S SPECIAL ELECTION IN
    LAST NIGHT'S SPECIAL ELECTION IN AN OHIO DISTRICT THAT TRUMP WON
    AN OHIO DISTRICT THAT TRUMP WON BY 11 POINTS STILL TOO CLOSE TO
    BY 11 POINTS STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL AS OUR NETWORK SEES IT
    CALL AS OUR NETWORK SEES IT RIGHT NOW.
    RIGHT NOW. ROBERT COSTA OF "THE WASHINGTON
    ROBERT COSTA OF "THE WASHINGTON POST," WHO WE HAD ON EARLIER
    POST," WHO WE HAD ON EARLIER TONIGHT, PUTS IT THIS WAY.
    TONIGHT, PUTS IT THIS WAY. TALKING ABOUT ALL OF LAST
    TALKING ABOUT ALL OF LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS, MANY REPUBLICAN
    NIGHT'S RESULTS, MANY REPUBLICAN STRATEGISTS VIEWED THE RESULTS
    STRATEGISTS VIEWED THE RESULTS AS A DARK OMEN THREE MONTHS
    AS A DARK OMEN THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY, SAYING
    AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY, SAYING THEY ILLUSTRATE THE LIMITS OF
    THEY ILLUSTRATE THE LIMITS OF TRUMP'S ABILITY TO BOOST
    TRUMP'S ABILITY TO BOOST CANDIDATES, PARTICULARLY IN
    CANDIDATES, PARTICULARLY IN SUBURBAN AREAS WHERE THE
    SUBURBAN AREAS WHERE THE PRESIDENT'S POPULARITY HAS
    PRESIDENT'S POPULARITY HAS SUFFERED.
    SUFFERED. EVEN IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES,
    EVEN IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES, SECURING TRUMP'S ENDORSEMENT WAS
    SECURING TRUMP'S ENDORSEMENT WAS NOT A GUARANTEE OF ELECTORAL
    NOT A GUARANTEE OF ELECTORAL SUCCESS.
    SUCCESS. WE ARE SO HAPPY TONIGHT TO BE
    WE ARE SO HAPPY TONIGHT TO BE JOINED BY BOTH EUGENE ROBINSON,
    JOINED BY BOTH EUGENE ROBINSON, PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COLUMNIST
    PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COLUMNIST FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST," AND
    FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST," AND A.B. STODDARD, A COLUMNIST AND
    A.B. STODDARD, A COLUMNIST AND ASSOCIATE EDITOR AT REAL CLEAR
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR AT REAL CLEAR POLITICS.
    POLITICS. EUGENE, WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE
    EUGENE, WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?
    REPUBLICAN PARTY? WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE
    WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE ELECTORATE, AND IS IT SUCH A
    ELECTORATE, AND IS IT SUCH A MOVING TARGET THAT IF I ASK YOU
    MOVING TARGET THAT IF I ASK YOU ON MONDAY, YOUR ANSWER COULD
    ON MONDAY, YOUR ANSWER COULD PERHAPS BE DIFFERENT?
    PERHAPS BE DIFFERENT? >> OH, TOTALLY, TOTALLY.
    >> OH, TOTALLY, TOTALLY. >> I'LL WAIT AND ASK YOU.
    >> I'LL WAIT AND ASK YOU. >> SO, BUT HERE WE ARE ON
    >> SO, BUT HERE WE ARE ON WEDNESDAY, AND WE JUST HAD SOME
    WEDNESDAY, AND WE JUST HAD SOME ELECTIONS YESTERDAY.
    ELECTIONS YESTERDAY. SO YOU CAN SAY THE REPUBLICAN
    SO YOU CAN SAY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS LOOKING AT SOME
    PARTY IS LOOKING AT SOME SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES IN THE
    SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES IN THE MIDTERM ELECTION.
    MIDTERM ELECTION. THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN THAT
    THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN THAT BARREL.
    BARREL. >> AS IN NO MORE SPEAKER RYAN?
    >> AS IN NO MORE SPEAKER RYAN? >> CERTAINLY COULD BE.
    >> CERTAINLY COULD BE. AND I THINK YOU'D SAY THAT'S
    AND I THINK YOU'D SAY THAT'S LIKELY NOW.
    LIKELY NOW. LIKE I WILL ONLY LASTS FOR A
    LIKE I WILL ONLY LASTS FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THIS ERA,
    COUPLE OF DAYS IN THIS ERA, APPARENTLY.
    APPARENTLY. BUT RIGHT NOW YOU'D HAVE TO SAY
    BUT RIGHT NOW YOU'D HAVE TO SAY THAT'S LIKELY.
    THAT'S LIKELY. YOU KNOW, DEMOCRATS HAVE TO
    YOU KNOW, DEMOCRATS HAVE TO CLOSE THE DEAL, RIGHT?
    CLOSE THE DEAL, RIGHT? THEY HAVE AN EDGE ON IN
    THEY HAVE AN EDGE ON IN ENTHUSIASM.
    ENTHUSIASM. YOU SAW THAT AGAIN LAST NIGHT.
    YOU SAW THAT AGAIN LAST NIGHT. CLEARLY, THEY HAVE MADE A WHOLE
    CLEARLY, THEY HAVE MADE A WHOLE LOT OF WHAT SHOULD BE SAFE
    LOT OF WHAT SHOULD BE SAFE REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS
    REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS COMPETITIVE.
    COMPETITIVE. BUT THEY GOT TO CLOSE THE DEAL.
    BUT THEY GOT TO CLOSE THE DEAL. AND ONE THEY CAN FAIL TO DO THAT
    AND ONE THEY CAN FAIL TO DO THAT IS BEING COMPLACENT ABOUT LAST
    IS BEING COMPLACENT ABOUT LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS.
    NIGHT'S RESULTS. DONALD TRUMP WENT TO THAT
    DONALD TRUMP WENT TO THAT DISTRICT IN OHIO, AND IT LOOKS
    DISTRICT IN OHIO, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE BROUGHT THE
    LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE BROUGHT THE REPUBLICAN BALDERSON ACROSS THE
    REPUBLICAN BALDERSON ACROSS THE FINISH LINE, RIGHT?
    FINISH LINE, RIGHT? 1500 VOTES RIGHT NOW.
    1500 VOTES RIGHT NOW. IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
    IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL. SO WE CAN'T -- WE DON'T KNOW.
    SO WE CAN'T -- WE DON'T KNOW. BUT HE'S AHEAD BY 1500 VOTES.
    BUT HE'S AHEAD BY 1500 VOTES. AND THAT COULD HAVE MADE THE
    AND THAT COULD HAVE MADE THE DIFFERENCE OF THOSE 1500 VOTES.
    DIFFERENCE OF THOSE 1500 VOTES. YOU CAN'T DOUBT THAT HE BOOSTED
    YOU CAN'T DOUBT THAT HE BOOSTED GOP ENTHUSIASM TO SOME DEGREE IN
    GOP ENTHUSIASM TO SOME DEGREE IN THAT DISTRICT.
    THAT DISTRICT. AND DEMOCRATS SHOULD PREPARE FOR
    AND DEMOCRATS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THAT.
    THAT. I MEAN, THEY HAVE TO AMP IT UP
    I MEAN, THEY HAVE TO AMP IT UP TOO.
    TOO. >> A.B., OUR FRIEND EUGENE IS
    >> A.B., OUR FRIEND EUGENE IS NOT HYPERBOLIC.
    NOT HYPERBOLIC. HE IS A LEVEL HEADED MAN WHO
    HE IS A LEVEL HEADED MAN WHO I'VE KNOWN FOR LONG TIME.
    I'VE KNOWN FOR LONG TIME. AND YET I'M LOOKING AT THE
    AND YET I'M LOOKING AT THE HEADLINE ON HIS COLUMN.
    HEADLINE ON HIS COLUMN. TRUMP'S RALLY RHETORIC IS GOING
    TRUMP'S RALLY RHETORIC IS GOING TO GET SOMEBODY KILLED.
    TO GET SOMEBODY KILLED. AND SADLY, THERE IS A GOOD
    AND SADLY, THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE EUGENE MAY BE RIGHT.
    CHANCE EUGENE MAY BE RIGHT. AND YOU COMBINE THAT, THAT
    AND YOU COMBINE THAT, THAT SPEAKS TO THE TONE AND TENOR OF
    SPEAKS TO THE TONE AND TENOR OF OUR TIMES WITH ALL THIS POLITICS
    OUR TIMES WITH ALL THIS POLITICS WE'RE SEEING.
    WE'RE SEEING. THE QUESTION TO YOU IS, WHAT ARE
    THE QUESTION TO YOU IS, WHAT ARE REPUBLICANS REALLY TALKING ABOUT
    REPUBLICANS REALLY TALKING ABOUT IN CLOAKROOMS AND RESTAURANTS
    IN CLOAKROOMS AND RESTAURANTS AND HOMES?
    AND HOMES? >> RIGHT.
    >> RIGHT. WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT TROY
    WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT TROY POLAMALU, -- TROY BALDERSON, IF
    POLAMALU, -- TROY BALDERSON, IF HE WON, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
    HE WON, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BECAUSE TRUMP.
    BECAUSE TRUMP. AS TRUMP COMES AND RALLIES AND
    AS TRUMP COMES AND RALLIES AND HIS REPORTERS LOVE ALL THAT
    HIS REPORTERS LOVE ALL THAT DISGUSTING STUFF ABOUT THE FAKE
    DISGUSTING STUFF ABOUT THE FAKE NEWS AND ALL THE STUFF HE DOES,
    NEWS AND ALL THE STUFF HE DOES, ALL OF THAT AGGRESSIVE TALK
    ALL OF THAT AGGRESSIVE TALK REALLY RILES THEM UP, AND THEY
    REALLY RILES THEM UP, AND THEY ENJOY IT.
    ENJOY IT. SO WHEN YOU'RE IN THE HOUSE AND
    SO WHEN YOU'RE IN THE HOUSE AND YOU'RE LOOKING TOO HOLD THE
    YOU'RE LOOKING TOO HOLD THE HOUSE, AND YOU'RE AT THE NRCC,
    HOUSE, AND YOU'RE AT THE NRCC, THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, YOU'RE
    THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE MAP, YOU THINK
    LOOKING AT THE MAP, YOU THINK THAT'S FINE FOR DONALD TRUMP TO
    THAT'S FINE FOR DONALD TRUMP TO GO TO SENATE -- HELP SENATE
    GO TO SENATE -- HELP SENATE REPUBLICANS IN STATES HE WON BY
    REPUBLICANS IN STATES HE WON BY LANDSLIDE MARGINS.
    LANDSLIDE MARGINS. HE CAN'T GO TO SWING DISTRICTS
    HE CAN'T GO TO SWING DISTRICTS IN THE HOUSE IF THEY RISK
    IN THE HOUSE IF THEY RISK LOSING, AND THEY NEED TO DEFEND
    LOSING, AND THEY NEED TO DEFEND THEIR MAJORITY.
    THEIR MAJORITY. HE IS WELCOME IN SAFE DISTRICTS,
    HE IS WELCOME IN SAFE DISTRICTS, BUT THEY AREN'T THE ONES THAT
    BUT THEY AREN'T THE ONES THAT THEY NEED TO HOLD.
    THEY NEED TO HOLD. >> AND THOSE ARE A MOVING TARGET
    >> AND THOSE ARE A MOVING TARGET TOO.
    TOO. >> SO THAT'S REALLY -- RIGHT.
    >> SO THAT'S REALLY -- RIGHT. >> THE DEFINITION OF SAFE.
    >> THE DEFINITION OF SAFE. >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLITICAL
    >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLITICAL REPORT DATA THAT REPUBLICANS --
    REPORT DATA THAT REPUBLICANS -- THAT'S MAKING THEM SO NERVOUS,
    THAT'S MAKING THEM SO NERVOUS, IT'S THAT IF YOU -- THEY DID A
    IT'S THAT IF YOU -- THEY DID A COMPARISON RECENTLY FROM AUGUST
    COMPARISON RECENTLY FROM AUGUST OF 2006 TO NOVEMBER.
    OF 2006 TO NOVEMBER. AUGUST OF 2010 TO NOVEMBER.
    AUGUST OF 2010 TO NOVEMBER. THERE ARE MORE COMPETITIVE SEATS
    THERE ARE MORE COMPETITIVE SEATS THIS AUGUST, AND THOSE NUMBERS
    THIS AUGUST, AND THOSE NUMBERS ALWAYS GROW.
    ALWAYS GROW. AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA.
    AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA. IT'S 53 RIGHT NOW.
    IT'S 53 RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT'S
    THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT'S GOING GO NOVEMBER 6th.
    GOING GO NOVEMBER 6th. >> THINK OF THE DAY THE
    >> THINK OF THE DAY THE PRESIDENT IS HAVING TODAY, WHILE
    PRESIDENT IS HAVING TODAY, WHILE HE IS KEEPING HIS CAMPAIGN
    HE IS KEEPING HIS CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN CONTINUE ON TRIAL.
    CHAIRMAN CONTINUE ON TRIAL. >> DEPUTY CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR IS
    >> DEPUTY CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR IS THE STAR WITNESS.
    THE STAR WITNESS. >> THE STAR WITNESS.
    >> THE STAR WITNESS. HIS FIRST SUPPORTER IN CONGRESS
    HIS FIRST SUPPORTER IN CONGRESS IS ARRESTED AND INDICTED AND
    IS ARRESTED AND INDICTED AND ARRESTED TODAY.
    ARRESTED TODAY. AND THERE ARE THE ELECTION
    AND THERE ARE THE ELECTION RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT WHICH HE
    RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT WHICH HE PUTS A BRAVE FACE ON.
    PUTS A BRAVE FACE ON. I'M SURE PEOPLE HAVE EXPLAINED
    I'M SURE PEOPLE HAVE EXPLAINED TO HIM THIS REALLY ISN'T THAT
    TO HIM THIS REALLY ISN'T THAT GOOD, MR. PRESIDENT.
    GOOD, MR. PRESIDENT. SO I THINK YOU CAN ANTICIPATE IN
    SO I THINK YOU CAN ANTICIPATE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS HE MIGHT BE ON
    THE NEXT FEW DAYS HE MIGHT BE ON A JAG.
    A JAG. I THINK A TWEET STORM IS COMING.
    I THINK A TWEET STORM IS COMING. >> DON'T FORGET THERE IS
    >> DON'T FORGET THERE IS SOMEWHERE THERE IS AN OSTRICH
    SOMEWHERE THERE IS AN OSTRICH SAYING WAS IT REALLY WORTH TO IT
    SAYING WAS IT REALLY WORTH TO IT KILL MY BROTHER SO THIS GUY
    KILL MY BROTHER SO THIS GUY COULD HAVE A JACKET.
    COULD HAVE A JACKET. A.B., YOU'RE SUCH A NICE PERSON,
    A.B., YOU'RE SUCH A NICE PERSON, YOU DON'T DESERVE THIS.
    YOU DON'T DESERVE THIS. MULTIPLE SOURCES WITH DIRECT
    MULTIPLE SOURCES WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF THE SITUATION TELL
    KNOWLEDGE OF THE SITUATION TELL THE DAILY BOWES THAT OMAROSA
    THE DAILY BOWES THAT OMAROSA NEWMAN, THE INFAMOUS STAR
    NEWMAN, THE INFAMOUS STAR SECRETLY RECORDED CONVERSATIONS
    SECRETLY RECORDED CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT,
    WITH THE PRESIDENT, CONVERSATIONS SHE HAS SINCE
    CONVERSATIONS SHE HAS SINCE LEVERAGED WHILE SHOPPING HER
    LEVERAGED WHILE SHOPPING HER FORTHCOMING TELL-ALL BOOK
    FORTHCOMING TELL-ALL BOOK BLUNTLY TITLED "UNHINGED."
    BLUNTLY TITLED "UNHINGED." A.B., NICE PERSON, LEVEL HEADED
    A.B., NICE PERSON, LEVEL HEADED PERSON, WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT
    PERSON, WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT OUR TIME?
    OUR TIME? >> WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT
    >> WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HE ASKED FOR
    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HE ASKED FOR THIS.
    THIS. I'M TOLD THAT THE OMAROSA
    I'M TOLD THAT THE OMAROSA CHARACTER WAS THE VIPER, AND YOU
    CHARACTER WAS THE VIPER, AND YOU DIDN'T MESS WITH HER, SHE WAS
    DIDN'T MESS WITH HER, SHE WAS NOT LOYAL TO ANYBODY.
    NOT LOYAL TO ANYBODY. SHE WAS HAPPY TO CAUSE TROUBLE
    SHE WAS HAPPY TO CAUSE TROUBLE AND SHE WOULD TURN ON YOU.
    AND SHE WOULD TURN ON YOU. HE LET HER INTO THE WEST WING.
    HE LET HER INTO THE WEST WING. SHE HAD A NEBULOUS JOB.
    SHE HAD A NEBULOUS JOB. NO ONE KNEW WHAT SHE DID.
    NO ONE KNEW WHAT SHE DID. IF THIS IS TRUE, THE DANGER OF
    IF THIS IS TRUE, THE DANGER OF TRUMP AND OMAROSA IS THEY ARE
    TRUMP AND OMAROSA IS THEY ARE NOT IN THE REPUTATION
    NOT IN THE REPUTATION PRESERVATION BUSINESS.
    PRESERVATION BUSINESS. THEY'RE UNEMBARRASSABLE.
    THEY'RE UNEMBARRASSABLE. >> YOU SURE YOU NEVER REALLY
    >> YOU SURE YOU NEVER REALLY WATCHED?
    WATCHED? >> I DON'T DO REALITY TV.
    >> I DON'T DO REALITY TV. >> BUT THINK ABOUT -- THINK
    >> BUT THINK ABOUT -- THINK ABOUT IT, THOUGH.
    ABOUT IT, THOUGH. HE BROUGHT A REALITY TELEVISION
    HE BROUGHT A REALITY TELEVISION CONTESTANT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE
    CONTESTANT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AS A SENIOR ADVISER.
    AS A SENIOR ADVISER. IN THE WEST WING.
    IN THE WEST WING. >> THINK ABOUT THIS.
    >> THINK ABOUT THIS. HE WORKED IN THIS BUILDING AND
    HE WORKED IN THIS BUILDING AND RECEIVED A PAYCHECK FROM THIS
    RECEIVED A PAYCHECK FROM THIS COMPANY FOR 14 YEARS.
    COMPANY FOR 14 YEARS. EUGENE ROBINSON AND A.B.
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