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Lindsey Graham warns Trump: Free press and judiciary ‘are worth fighting and dying for’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday rebuffed President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the judicial branch of government and the media.

Appearing on Face the Nation, Graham argued that Trump was undermining American values by calling the media an “enemy of the people” and attacking judges for striking down a travel ban aimed at Muslim countries.

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“The backbone of democracy is a free press and an independent judiciary,” Graham told CBS host John Dickerson. “And they are worth fighting and dying for.”

According to Graham, America was not in imminent danger of becoming a dictatorship as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) seemed to suggest in a recent interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

“Sen. McCain was right to say we need, as politicians, to understand the role of the press and jealously guard it,” the South Carolina senator explained.

But Graham also said that the “coverage against President Trump has been almost to the point of being hysterical.”

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“Y’all need to do some self evaluation, in my view,” Graham opined. “But the enemies of democracy are not the press, it’s Russia, it’s Iran and radical Islam.”

“But I think our friends in the press need to up their game because it really is hard to watch from a Republican point of view.”

Watch the video below from CBS News, broadcast Feb. 19, 2017.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.

The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.

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Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet

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Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.

Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by:  #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY

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