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Stephen Colbert slams Breitbart for standing by its lies about Obama’s AG nominee

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On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert attacked conservative media outlet Breitbart’s handling of an article in which it incorrectly identified Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General as a lawyer who had defended the Clintons during Whitewater.

“This weekend,” Colbert began, “he named his choice to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder — US Attorney Loretta Lynch.”

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He then cut to a clip of Lynch at a press conference, where she said, “I wake up every morning with protecting the American people as my first thought.”

“Her first waking thought is protecting the American people?” Colbert replied. “Apparently she’s got better things to do while she’s asleep. I’m sorry, I guess she’s too busy riding a unicorn to a test she’s late for — naked.”

“Folks,” he continued, “the fact is that Lynch just isn’t qualified for the job. I read all about it over the weekend when Breitbart journalist, and Wilford Brimley-tribute head, Warner Todd Huston blew the lid off the scandal that Lynch was ‘part of Bill Clinton’s Whitewater probe defense team in 1992.'”

“Kids, if you’re too young to remember, Whitewater was the Benghazi of Arkansas real estate deals.”

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“This bombshell destroys Loretta Lynch’s credibility to be Attorney General,” Colbert added, “if it were true. But it turns out, [Huston] had the wrong Loretta Lynch.”

“This is a picture of Loretta Lynch, Attorney General-nominee,” he said, pointing to an image of a dignified black woman. “And this is the one who defended Clinton during Whitewater,” he said, pointing to an image of a white woman with a 1990s haircut.

“There’s just no way to tell these two women apart!”

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But as soon as Huston “noticed the mistake,” Colbert said, “Breitbart issued a correction by leaving up the exact same headline and adding the word, ‘corrected.’ From there, it’s the exact same article about how Obama’s Loretta Lynch defended the Clintons, until you get to the very bottom of the article, where it reads, ‘Correction: the Loretta Lynch identified earlier as the Whitewater attorney was, in fact, a different attorney.'”

“So I’m giving a tip of my hat to Breitbart for breaking this news, finding out it was broken, but sticking with the story anyway.”

“Because,” he added, “no matter who she actually is, I don’t think a coal miner’s daughter has any place as attorney general,” referring to country singer Loretta Lynn. “Plus, why isn’t anyone talking about the time she stole Christmas?”

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“So I salute Breitbart for not taking down a headline you know is false. You are ‘Craven Political Hatchet Men.'”

“Oh, they eventually took it down? My apologies,” he concluded. “They are ‘Craven Political Hatchet Men (Corrected).'”

Watch the entire segment on Breitbart via Colbert Nation below.

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Mnuchin admits White House has transcript of Ukraine call and ‘they’re going to be kept confidential’

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed on Sunday that the White House does have a transcript of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Mnuchin if he had an objection to Congress' request to see a transcript in which Trump allegedly asks Zelensky to open an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

While confirming that a transcript of the call exists, Mnuchin said that House Democrats have no right to see it.

"What I have a problem with is Congress asking for a transcript between world leaders," he told Todd. "I think that those are confidential discussions and that’s a difficult precedent."

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‘Should we talk about Ivanka?’: MSNBC guest calls for Trump family investigation if Biden’s son is scrutinized

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's call for an investigation of Joe Biden's son Hunter over his Ukraine dealings, an "AM Joy" guest said if Congress is going to investigate politician's kids why not start with Ivanka Trump and her brothers Don Jr. and Eric.

Speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan called out President Donald Trump for his "brazenness" going after the former vice president's son.

"There's so much to say about this story, as for the Ukrainian denials, what are they going to do, come out and say, 'Yes, Donald Trump did pressure our president eight times in a single phone call'? It's absurd." Hasan began.

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Lindsey Graham drives bus over Trump kids to get to Biden: ‘You can’t investigate one family and not the other’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested on Sunday that the children of both President Donald Trump and Joe Biden should be investigated.

While speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Graham was asked if he is calling for an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son over dealings in the Ukraine. President Donald Trump allegedly also asked Ukraine's president for help with the Bidens.

"Yeah, I want the Department of Justice to appoint somebody to look at the role the Ukraine played if any in the 2016 elections," Graham told Bartiromo. "There are a lot of allegations out there how Ukraine fed information maybe to the Democrats."

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