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Lawmaker scolds Geraldo Rivera: We need media to stop ‘inciting’ Baltimore protesters

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera got a chilly reception from demonstrators in Baltimore on Tuesday night before a Maryland Democratic legislator chided the heavy media presence greeting the city’s new curfew.

“We want our people to go home,” state Senate Majority Leader Catherine E. Pugh told Rivera. “But we also want the media to move back, because this is just inciting people.”

Pugh led Rivera away from the crowd before Rivera spoke to host Sean Hannity via remote.

“I know that was very unpleasant, but it shows you the extent of the emotions,” Rivera said as Pugh rejoined him.

“It’s a very emotional thing,” she said. “People have been out here all day long. They’ve been demonstrating very peacefully. And you know, I think that what people say are camera lights, and when you see that, it incites people. But these people have been out here all day long just demonstrating very peacefully. And they’re demonstrating because they care about their neighborhoods, and they care about their communities.”

The interview got off to a rocky start, with Rivera running afoul of other demonstrators just before the city entered a 10 p.m. local time curfew. The curfew was instituted following the spate of violent incidents in the city on Monday. As Pugh and Rivera spoke, a large group of media members could be seen nearby.

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“You’re making a fool of yourself,” Rivera yelled at one man who cut in front of the camera. As other protesters haranged Rivera, he introduced Pugh, adding, “If we can get her away from these vandals here.”

“We want the media to move back,” Pugh immediately told him.

“It seems like they want trouble,” Rivera replied.

“They don’t want trouble,” she insisted. Behind Pugh, an unidentified woman could be seen saying, “Stop making money off of black pain.”

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Watch the encounter, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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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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