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Top Christie aide rejects ‘demagogue’ Trump for Clinton: ‘Silence is not an option’

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While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is still backing Donald Trump, one of his former top aides will be voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton, CNN reported.

“Instead of speaking out against instances of bigotry, racism and inflammatory rhetoric whether it’s been against women, immigrants or Muslims, we made a calculus that it was better to say nothing at all in the interest of politics and winning elections,” said Maria Comella, who worked on Christie’s two successful gubernatorial campaigns. “For me, if our party has a future, we have to change that trajectory and lead by example.”

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Comella ended her tenure working for Christie after the governor ended his own presidential campaign. She told CNN that the GOP has reached “a moment where silence isn’t an option.”

She specifically cited Trump’s insults against Gold Star military parents Ghazala and Khizr Khan following their appearance at the Democratic National Convention last week.

“Donald Trump has been a demagogue this whole time, preying on people’s anxieties with loose information and salacious rhetoric, drumming up fear and hatred of the ‘other,'” Comella argued. “Instead of trying anything remotely like unifying the country, we have a nominee who would rather pick fights because he views it as positive news coverage,” she said. “It may make him media savvy, but it doesn’t make him qualified or ready to be president.”

Other Republicans have since tried to distance themselves from their presidential nominee’s remarks. Christie — who has supported Trump to the point of provoking ridicule — called Trump’s remarks about the Khans “inappropriate” but did not say whether he felt Trump was in the wrong.

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WATCH: Nicolle Wallace breaks down ‘the case against William Barr’

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Monday broke down "the case against William Barr" as controversy continues to envelop the Department of Justice.

"Republicans and Democrats who have served in the Justice Department for the past 12 presidents are today calling for William Barr's resignation as our country's attorney general," Wallace reported.

Wallace read from an open letter signed by 2,000 former federal prosecutors and DOJ officials.

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Fox News reports wages rose faster under Obama than Trump after his campaign lashes out at predecessor

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In what was possibly a hint to remind people of his legacy this Monday, former President Barack Obama gave a shout out to the anniversary of his signing of the 2009 economic stimulus package.

“Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history,” Obama tweeted with a photo of his signature on the bill.

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Deputy national security adviser accused by White House officials of being ‘Anonymous’ may be reassigned

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According to a new report from Axios, there's a discussion amongst top Trump officials about reassigning deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council. Coates has been the target of some inside the White House who accuse her of being behind an op-ed in the New York Times -- and later a bestselling book -- which chronicled a resistance movement inside the Trump administration.

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