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WATCH: Michael Moore rips GOP Michigan governor for ‘killing’ 10 Flint citizens with poisoned water

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Filmmaker and Flint, Michigan native son Michael Moore ripped into Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and other GOP lawmakers, saying they were responsible for “killing” 10 Flint residents and intentionally poisoning thousands of others by ignoring the water problems in the predominately minority city.

Speaking to reporters, Moore said he wanted to emphasize the word “killing,” reports the Free Press.

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“This is not a mistake,” Moore explained. “Ten people have been killed here because of a political decision. They did this. They knew.”

According to Moore, the decision to provide citizens of the city with polluted water from the Flint River was made as a cost-cutting move while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager. Failure by the state Department of Environmental Quality to require the addition of corrosion control chemicals to the water caused lead — which can cause brain damage and other health problems in children — to leach into the water from pipes and fixtures.

“We need to start using the proper words when we talk about this,” Moore stated. “Ten people have been killed in Flint because of Legionnaire’s disease now that has broken out here. And I want the media to please use the word ‘kill.’ If it was ten people killed in a tornado, you’d say ‘ten people killed.'”

Moore went on to blame the deaths on “political decisions,” that “put at risk the lives of people in a city that is majority African-American, where 41 percent live below the official poverty line.”

“It’s a crisis created by the Republican governor and is visited upon a city that is majority black and majority poor,” Moore said.

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Carl Bernstein: There are 7-9 ‘wobbly’ Republicans who want witnesses but Mitch McConnell is trying to block them

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In a CNN panel discussion Wednesday, notorious Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein revealed that there are seven to nine Republican senators who are wavering after the compelling argument that the House has provided for the impeachment. The problem, however, is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is refusing to allow any break from the party line.

"I think this is a hugely damaging narrative that was laid out today, and that Mitch McConnell understands, and has understood for a while that this hugely damaging narrative was going to affect his members," said Bernstein. "And that his strategy -- I've talked to some Republicans about this -- #MidnightMitch is to wear out his own members so that they don't vote for more witnesses because there are six, seven, eight, nine wobbly Republicans."

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Conservative says Republicans won’t want to stop confirming right-wing judges just to hear witnesses in impeachment

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Conservative CNN commentator Scott Jennings was asked about Sen. John Kennedy's (R-LA) comments that most senators were hearing the facts of the trial for the first time Wednesday night.

“I’ve learned a lot. Everybody has. Senators didn’t know the case,” Kennedy admitted. “They really didn’t.”

He claimed that nine out of ten senators learned something new and the tenth is lying.

Jennings dismissed the information, saying that whatever happens in the trial, senators won't want to "shut down the Senate" just to hear witnesses. He claimed that President Donald Trump's legal team would make that argument to the senators.

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