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Democratic lawmaker: White House should come forward about party crashers

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Democratic Representative Loretta Sanchez told NBC’s Matt Lauer that she would like to hear from White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. Republican Peter King appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show Friday to say that he wanted to issue a subpoena to Rogers but Sanchez wouldn’t go that far.

“I would certainly like to hear from her what steps are being taken to ensure that, in fact, there is not only a Secret Service agent there with the list, but there is somebody always there from the White House,” said Sanchez.

“I mean, even Wal-Mart has a greeter. So you know, I would like to hear from her,” she said.

The Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein reports that friends and colleagues have stepped forward to defend Rogers.

“What are the odds she was going to be lackadaisical at the biggest moment of her life?” the source asked. “Zero. That’s why these stories don’t make any sense. Her reputation is at stake.”

The source spoke in defense of Rogers because the social secretary had been told not to speak to the press. “I think the way it is being characterize and the way it is coming off that she is too big a personality for the White House, it just doesn’t make sense,” the source said.

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Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy

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Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.

"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.

"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."

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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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