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‘Roe v. Wade ends in 2017’: Attorney Lisa Bloom issues dire warning on abortion rights

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Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom warned over the weekend that Donald Trump’s presidency could lead to the repeal of legalized abortion within the next year.

On Sunday, Bloom told MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid that the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision could be reversed thanks to Ohio’s so-called “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions before many women even know that they are pregnant.

“Legislators this week said that they are emboldened by Donald Trump’s election,” Bloom explained, noting that the president-elect had promised to appoint anti-abortion Supreme Court justices.

“This is potentially the case that could go up to the Supreme Court and reverse Roe v. Wade and that’s why I’m trying to sound the alarm about it,” she said.

Bloom also pointed out that Tom Price, Trump’s pick for secretary of Health And Human Services, “could not be more out of touch with women’s reality.”

Price has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act provision that requires insurance providers to cover birth control.

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“We have a fundamental right to use birth control, that’s the [Griswold v. Connecticut] decision, but that doesn’t mean we have a fundamental right to have our pharmacy give it to us,” Bloom stated. “And that’s why the right has been very successful at not only restricting abortion access, but birth control access.”

“And let’s be clear on the factual level — what happens when women don’t have the right to choose? Women die, girls die,” she continued. “Up to 5,000 women and girls died every year in the pre-Roe v. Wade years… And that’s what we’re going to return to in Ohio and nationwide if women lose the right to choose.”

Bloom said that there was a “very real risk” that women would lose abortion rights under Donald Trump’s presidency.

“Because Donald Trump can appoint Supreme Court justices, he’s going to appoint one immediately,” she remarked. “We have three others who are the liberals who are 78 years old or older. So it is a very, very real risk that Roe v. Wade ends in 2017 or 2018.”

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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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