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Ex-GOP Sen. Alan Simpson: Morality police ‘ask for Jesus while they’re diddling their secretary’

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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) called out wealthy companies and conservative leaders as hypocrites over the weekend for refusing to support a $15 minimum wage even though corporations showed billions in profits each year.

Speaking to KULR in an interview that aired on Sunday, Simpson said that he had learned from visiting college campuses that young Americans were not interested in voting on traditional Republican social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

“They’re very serious people and they don’t care about the social issues,” he noted. “Gay-lesbian issues are not even on their screen, and they’re very accepting of others, which is great, I think.”

According to Simpson, young people saw abortion as a “deeply intimate and personal decision.”

“I don’t think men legislators should even vote on it,” the former Republican senator revealed.

But Simpson worried that young people were being taught to be “consumers” instead of saving for the future.

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“When they get to savings they see the media, the ads,” he opined. “Look at these ads, this isn’t how to buy a Ford car, it’s how to buy a Lexus… $50, $60, $70,000 crate. And I thought, a lot of people watching this are minorities and poor people, no wonder they’re pissed off.”

“I think the class warfare thing is going to get worse and worse, the income inequality worse and worse,” Simpson continued. “This business of the minimum wage, ‘Oh, you can’t afford $15.’ Well, then don’t publish your quarterly reports saying you made a billion and a half. Give me a break.”

But what really burned Simpson was the “hypocrisy.”

“Hypocrisy is the original sin,” he declared. “It’s the guy who’s checking your moral values, like to ask for Jesus, you know — while they’re diddling their secretary. That’s not my idea of family values.”

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“Either you’re who you are or you’re not…. people just lead a fake life and try to give you advice.”

Watch the video below from KULR’s Sunday Roundtable with Greg & Chris, broadcast Nov. 8, 2015.

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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Trump ‘shirking his duty to protect the country’ by ignoring Russia election threat: Ex-CIA agent

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Ex-CIA agent Evan McMullin told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was "shirking his duty to protect the country" by ignoring the fact that Russia plans to attack the 2020 election.

"He's shirking his responsibility to protect the country," McMullin said. "We are in a new era of information warfare."

"Countries can be defeated without a shot being fired," he went on. "We just learned from the Mueller report that the president was aware that we were undergoing, as a country, an information warfare attack during 2016. He sought to benefit from it."

"A lot of times we say 'look, the president's ego is wounded' when we talk about how the Russians attacked us, and may have helped him get elected," McMullin continued. "But I actually think that we are a little naive to buy into that narrative. I think that is a fig leaf for the president. How can we ignore that this president barely won the electoral college?"

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White House made it clear they were ‘trying to hide’ evidence from Mueller: Omarosa

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Omarosa Manigault, former political aide to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC Wednesday that the while the White House never "directly" ordered her to destroy documents related to the Mueller report, they made it quite clear they were "trying to hide" evidence.

"He wants to run out the clock," Manigault said. "He thinks he can run down the clock and that people will stop being concerned about it. We should really not just focus about what he is telling people to do or say, but how he's asked people to destroy documents, to destroy e-mails, in my case two boxes of campaign-related materials that the White House still has in their possession, that they claim they don't have or don't know what happened to it."

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