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Bernie Sanders smacks down O’Reilly Factor ‘ambush’ reporter Jesse Watters

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) brushed off Fox News’ Jesse Watters attempts to interview him in a segment aired on Monday.

“I don’t do ambush interviews,” Sanders told Watters. “So if you want to talk to us, there’s my press secretary.”

“Well, I do do ambush interviews,” Watters replied. “I just had a question for you.”

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As they continued walking down a hallway, Watters’ microphone apparently brushed up against the senator, prompting him to tell Watters, “Don’t push me. I didn’t get rough, you pushed me.”

Watters continued to keep pace with Sanders, following up on O’Reilly’s accusation that Sanders had been “dodging” the show since he began campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

“We feel like you used to be a friend of the show,” he said. “You’re not so big-time now that you’re gonna forget about your friends, right?”

The senator continued ignoring Watters until he walked into an elevator. Later, Watters claimed that Sanders smiled when he asked if he planned to seize O’Reilly’s house. After the footage aired, Bill O’Reilly and Watters laughed over the encounter.

“Do you think he’s gonna come on the show now?” Watters asked.

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“I don’t care,” the host replied. “But you know why he’s not coming on? Because he knows that some of his base doesn’t like us, so now he’s being a politician.”

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

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Mitch McConnell’s effort to sabotage Trump impeachment could hit this brick wall

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his GOP allies have signaled that they might pass a highly partisan set of rules designed to sabotage an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which might include everything from time limits on Democrats trying to submit evidence, to a parallel public investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden to make Trump's Ukraine behavior look legitimate.

But on MSNBC's "AM Joy," justice and security analyst Matthew Miller walked host Joy Reid through how difficult such a package of rules could be to pass — and how even a small defection of senators from his caucus could block it.

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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Trump slammed for lawless obstruction of Congress: ‘He’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution’

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On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.

"We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment," said anchor Victor Blackwell. "Do you think it's a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?"

"Yes," said Holtzman. "I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I'm still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what's bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he's taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he's cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way."

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