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Conservative commentator laughs at ‘media hyperventilation over everything the Clintons do’

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On ABC’s This Week, a conservative commentator rode to the rescue of Hillary Clinton over her fledgling email scandal, laughing at journalists for ‘hyperventilating’ over everything the Clintons are accused of.

In video captured by Crooks & Liars,  Bloomberg Politics Editor Mark Halperin stated that he believes the email controversy may doom Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes, causing conservative operative Nicolle Wallace to burst out laughing.

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“I said a few weeks ago on this show that I thought she was easily the most likely president of the United States,” Halperin said. “I now think, not only is she — because of this  as a symptom and a cause – I now think she’s not only easily the most likely, I don’t think she’s any more the most likely.”

As Halperin was speaking Wallace exclaimed “Because of her emails?” and began laughing causing Halperin’s writing partner, John Heilemann, to tell her “Exhale…exhale.”

After Democratic strategist Donna Brazile explained that, for years, it was “the norm” for cabinet officials and government officials to use private email accounts, Wallace went off on the media’s obsession with the Clintons.

“The media hyperventilation over everything the Clintons do reminds me so much of how they treated Bush and Cheney and I said earlier this week and I thought someone’s head was going to explode in the media,” she explained. “This is a media problem for her, no doubt. Journalism and journalists view themselves as the safeguard and the guardians of the public interest. They think the public has an interest and so do the Republicans on the Benghazi select committee. But these were e-mails, not encrypted NSA taps. They will eventually come out.”

“And I think that what’s instructive to me is how the media is now writing her off because she didn’t turn over her e-mails,” she continued. “We don’t know yet if this is a political problem, but it is most certainly a media problem.”

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Heilemann came to Halperin’s defense, saying he wasn’t as sure if it was a campaign killer for Clinton, but added, “For establishment Democrats it increases what has been a persistent unease about her from 2008, that still lingers in 2016.”

Watch the video below, uploaded by Crooks & Liars:

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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident

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It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.

After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.

"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."

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Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist

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It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.

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Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square

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Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.

Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.

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