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Fox pundit: Obama must send surgeon general to Cuba ‘just to make sure Fidel Castro is really dead’

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Kristina Arriaga, an advocate for so-called “religious liberty,” asserted over the weekend that President Barack Obama should send the surgeon general of the United States to Fidel Castro’s funeral.

Just hours after the news of Castro’s death, Republicans began calling for U.S. officials not to attend the funeral.

But during a Sunday appearance on Fox News, Arriaga disagreed. She argued that Obama should send U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy as a ploy to verify the former dictator’s death.

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According to Arriaga, sending a high level dignitary “would be honoring the man who has executed, tortured, incarcerated a larger percentage of the population than Stalin did.”

“However, we Cuban Americans believe in trust but verify,” she continued. “If I were the president, I might consider sending the surgeon general — just to make sure Fidel Castro is really dead.”

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Nov. 27, 2016.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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