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Fake news gets people to agree anything is true—except Clint Eastwood’s speech

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A new original satire video from Jest’s comedy website proves that “people will believe anything about politics if you look like a news man and are holding a microphone.”

The fake news caster runs around New York City proving typical idiocy by saying things that simply aren’t true — like that President Barack Obama dumped Joe Biden over his looks after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his veep.

“It seems like a very unprofessional thing to do, but I guess it’s strategic,” a woman holding a to-go coffee cup postulated as she shook the hair out of her eyes.

The anchor tells another woman President Obama won the state of Ohio and asks her what she thinks this means for Romney’s chances in the election.

“I’m sure it’ll definitely affect it. I don’t really know like what states Romney has won and what the ratio is,” she responded, apparently unaware that Election Day isn’t until November.

People even seemed to buy that Romney would rather live on a yacht on the Potomac River than in the White House and that “the cost of free speech is rising.”

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The only thing people wouldn’t buy? “Clint Eastwood gave a speech to an empty chair representing an invisible Barack Obama.”

Watch the video, uploaded on Jest on Sept. 7.

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Lawrence O’Donnell aired hard-hitting expose on Trump, Jr — and the president tweets ‘presidential harassment’

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday broadcast a hard-hitting segment on Donald Trump, Jr. for defending his father against claims of rape -- despite the fact his own mom made similar allegations.

The host attempted to understand why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Trump, Jr. are so obedient to Trump when they both used to despise him.

O'Donnell noted a tweet by Trump, Jr. on the latest allegations against his father.

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1143330206498852867

Moments after the segment ended, the president tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1143709133234954241

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Robert Mueller subpoena isn’t a ‘friendly’ one: Intelligence Committee Chair tells Maddow

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Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined with Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in subpoenaing former special counsel Robert Mueller. But according to Schiff, this wasn't exactly an agreement the committees came to with Mueller or the special counsel's investigators.

"We consistently communicated our committees' intentions to issue these subpoenas if necessary and we now understand it is necessary to do so. Should we see this as a friendly subpoena that Robert Mueller believed had to be issued before he could accept an invitation to testify?" asked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

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Mueller agrees to testify in public about Russia investigation after House Democrats issue subpoena: report

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On Tuesday evening, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about the Russia investigation, following subpoenas from House Democrats.

"The House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee announced ... the special counsel has agreed to appear in public on July 17th in an open session to testify about what he found as a part of his two-year investigation into Russian interference, as well as potential obstruction of justice in the White House," said CNN reported Manu Raju. "Now, they say in this letter, both the chairmen of these committees, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, that they have subpoenaed Bob Mueller and he's agreed to testify under subpoena."

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