Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Tuesday that Democrats are committing "regicide" against President Trump and called the Ukraine whistleblowers "suicide bombers."

"What you are seeing is regicide. This is regicide by another name — fake impeachment. The Democrats in the House want to destroy the president. They don't want to preserve the republic. There's nothing honorable about what is happening. This is a despicable abuse of constitutional power...
"I refuse to call them whistleblowers. These two nonentities are suicide bombers that the Democrats have unleashed on the democratic process."

Why it matters: Fox News — and Ingraham's show — are noted parts of Trump's media diet. And diGenova's comments are "the latest escalation in language used by Trump supporters" attacking the whistleblowers as safety concerns continue to grow, writes the Washington Post.

  • DiGenova, who was once considered as an addition to Trump's legal team for the Russia investigation, appeared on the show with the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
  • DiGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing, are representing Ukrainian oligarchs who are caught up in Trump's widening Ukraine controversy, per Politico.

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20 Republican former U.S. attorneys endorse Biden, call Trump "a threat to the rule of law"

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Twenty Republican former U.S. Attorneys on Tuesday endorsed Joe Biden while saying that "President Trump's leadership is a threat to rule of law" in the U.S., the Washington Post reports.

What they're saying: In the letter, the former prosecutors criticize Trump's use of the Department of Justice, saying the president expects the DOJ to "to serve his personal and political interests."

  • "He has politicized the Justice Department, dictating its priorities along political lines and breaking down the barrier that prior administrations had maintained between political and prosecutorial decision-making," the letter says.
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Ted Cruz defends GOP's expected return to prioritizing national debt

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told "Axios on HBO" on Monday that he wishes reining in the national debt was a higher priority for President Trump.

Why it matters: Trump pledged during the 2016 campaign to reduce the national debt and eliminate it entirely within eight years, though he also deemed himself "the king of debt" and said there were some priorities that required spending. In the fiscal year that ended in September, the deficit reached a record $3.1 trillion.