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Massachusetts congressman honors victims of ‘evil’ Boston Marathon bomber

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Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano (D) on Monday honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the House floor.

“I rise today to commemorate a few people in Boston who lost their lives and many others who were seriously injured today,” he said.

“I hesitate to call what the event was, but whatever it was, it was a terrible tragedy and no matter how you measure it — I don’t know if it was official terrorism or unofficial or whatever — but clearly anyone who acts in such a manner is clearly an evil person who deserves to be called as such,” Capuano continued. “I know that today the rest of America stands with us as we have stood with those before us, hopefully never to do again.”

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Capuano noted the Boston Marathon was an international event, and that many of those injured were likely from other states and other countries. He said he was confident those who carried out the attack would face justice.

Following Capuano’s speech, the House observed a moment of silence led by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

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Ex-AG Matt Whitaker ‘pretty much acknowledges abuse of power’ in Fox News interview

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The former acting Attorney General of the United States argued that presidential abuse of power is not a crime during a Tuesday evening appearance on Fox News.

Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.

Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.

"Interesting that Whitaker pretty much acknowledges abuse of power but doesn’t think it’s egregious," Drezner noted.

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‘Abuse of power is not a crime’: Former acting AG Matt Whitaker makes a brazen claim on Fox News

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Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told a Fox News audience that it is not a crime for President Donald Trump to abuse the power of his office.

Whitaker made the comments while complaining about "global elitists" during an interview with Laura Ingraham.

"What evidence of a crime do you have?" Whitaker asked, despite Trump, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani all admitting Trump sought foreign election interference to help his struggling re-election campaign.

"Abuse of power is not a crime," the nation's former top law enforcement office argued.

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‘Reality is hard to ignore’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo clashes with GOP congressman over Ukraine testimony

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," anchor Chris Cuomo traded barbs with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), who tried to claim there was no evidence Trump committed any wrongdoing in Ukraine — and was repeatedly smacked down.

"What this was was an opening statement with no cross-examination," said Mullin. "What I was told by my Republican colleagues, John Radcliffe tore this apart piece by piece in less than two minutes. We don't know this because it's not open and transparent."

"This is the investigation, though. Just to make it clear for the audience," said Cuomo. "You don't usually get, as a defendant, a team in there to help new an investigation. But Republicans are there and you asked him to take the job as a lifelong Republican."

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