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Three names were mysteriously removed from a U.S. intelligence report blaming the Saudi crown prince for the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
The long-awaited report was published Friday afternoon identifying the Saudis responsible for Khashoggi's assassination, but it was soon taken down without explanation and replaced with another version that had removed the names of three individuals previously identified as complicit in the Oct. 2, 2018, murder, reported CNN.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough launched into a lengthy tirade on Monday morning focused on Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton for railing at the "elitist" Ivy League educations of liberals and "country club Republicans' when all three hold multiple degrees from those same institutions.
Calling them "Ivy League brats," the "Morning Joe" host nailed all three lawmakers for attempting to play "man of the people" before the CPAC crowd.
"It's so funny," the MSNBC host began after sharing clips from the conservative conference. "These anti-elitists as they like to call themselves. just in those opening clips, which were chosen, well, for the fact that you had two people who were seditionists there. One person [Hawley] that was talking about tearing down statues when of course his party destroyed, tried to destroy the United States Constitution and tried to disrupt the peaceful transition of power."
"First you had Ted Cruz, Mr. Anti-Elitist who went to Princeton and Harvard," he continued. "Then you had Josh Hawley, Mr. Anti-Elitist who went to Princeton -- or who went to Yale and then Stanford. And Tom Cotton, poor guy, he can't even get close to Washington because they're tearing things up. 300 of your supporters in jail now, Tom Cotton, Harvard boy."
"And you have Donald Trump again, Mr. Populist, who not only went to an Ivy League school but now lives at a country club and Ted Cruz saying 'country club Republicans,'" he added. "No, you are in fact, your guy that you worship, that you kowtow to, that insults your wife, insults your father's memory, and accused your father of being a murderer, you still worship him. Even though he says your father killed JFK and he attacks your wife. You said the Democrats are country club types. No, your guy not only lives at a country club, he owns a country club."
'Nutty' Katrina Pierson ridiculed after announcing possible congressional run: 'She has a lot of baggage'
Katrina Pierson is planning to enter a crowded Republican primary field for the vacant congressional seat that had been held by Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), who died last month from the coronavirus.
Pierson, a Tea Party activist who served as Donald Trump's 2016 campaign spokeswoman was a top adviser to his unsuccessful re-election bid, plans to file for the GOP primary in a district where she does not currently live, and sources told The Hill that she was expected to receive the former president's endorsement.
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