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Michigan Gov. Snyder says Legionnaire’s Disease killed 10 people near water disaster zone

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Legionella bacteria, which can cause the illness commonly known as Legionnaire’s Disease, killed 10 people in the area covering Flint, Michigan, which has been embroiled in a “man-made disaster” caused by poisoned water, Gawker reported.

Gov. Rick Snyder (R), whose administration has been blamed for causing the issues with the city’s water supply, made the announcement during a press conference on Wednesday.

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Snyder said that 87 cases of the disease were diagnosed in Genesee County, where Flint is located, between June 2014 and November 2015. That period begins two months after the city’s emergency manager — appointed by Snyder — moved to draw its water supply from the Flint River instead of Lake Huron and ends a month after the decision was reversed.

The city declared a state of emergency last month after lead contamination was confirmed in the water supply.

But the Detroit Free Press reported last week that the governor’s then-chief-of-staff, Dennis Muchmore, expressed concern over the contaminated water as early as July 2014.

However, the state Department of Environmental Quality, which reports only to Snyder, dismissed data showing the extent of the problem. And Snyder has refused to pinpoint the contaminated water as the reason behind a surge of health issues affecting children in the city.

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Intel Committee has ‘recent evidence’ Ukraine witnesses are working together to ‘coordinate’ their stories

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House investigators have "recent evidence" of witnesses working to coordinate their testimony before Congress, a Democratic congressman revealed on MSNBC on Wednesday.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the Intelligence and Judicial committees, was interviewed by MSNBC Chris Hayes.

"Final question, what is the timeline here?" Hayes asked. "There is some transparency argument that at some point this can’t be behind closed doors, the American people, all of us, Republicans, Democrats, citizens and journalists have to hear what’s happening."

"You’re absolutely right and there will be a public phase," Swalwell replied.

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Rudy Giuliani is looking for a lawyer — after saying he didn’t need one: report

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On Wednesday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney to represent him.

This report comes after Giuliani said last week that he would not seek legal representation unless he believed he needed it.

Giuliani is currently under criminal investigation for the scheme he apparently helped facilitate in the Ukraine, where Trump withheld military aid in the fight against Russia while demanding their leaders investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.

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Ex-acting AG Matt Whitaker blasted as ‘an embarrassment’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘the guy’s an idiot’

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Former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne blasted for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC.

Anchor Chris Matthews played a clip of Whitaker telling Fox News that abuse of power is not a crime. The statement was viewed as an acknowledgment that Trump had abused power.

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