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Here’s your cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

Now, there’s news that Trump pressed Australia’s Prime Minister to help Attorney General William Barr to investigate the Mueller probe’s origins. What?

Donald Trump asked Russia to help his 2016 campaign. He read documents hacked by Wikileaks at campaign events. His campaign chairman was sharing polling data with people connected to Russian intelligence. He’s asked Ukraine’s president to help dig up conspiracy theories against his opponent. He’s sent his private lawyer to work on this. He’s involved the attorney general. He hid records of his phone call with the Ukrainian president. He used taxpayer money to pressure Ukraine, who needs financial assistance in battling Russia. He’s threatening the whistleblower, witnesses, and warning there will be a “civil war” if he’s impeached. He’s also demanding to know the whistleblower’s identity, which is illegal.

How many other world leaders has Trump asked to help his personal agenda?

At what point do Republicans stop and say that any of this isn’t right? At what point do Republicans realize they need to put the nation first and remove Donald Trump? A lot of Republicans want to fight to save Donald Trump. What boggles my mind is that anyone thinks a treasonous, racist, xenophobic, narcissistic dumbass is worth fighting for.

When I sent this cartoon to my editor at CNN, he replied with “I can’t unsee that.” Yeah, I figured we weren’t going with it for the newsletter, but I was OK with that. I knew I was still going to draw it and there were plenty of other ideas on the issue. I tweeted out his “can’t unsee” comment on Thursday and since then, readers have been asking to see it. I made them wait until Monday. Be careful what you wish for.

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