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Pence kept in the dark by Trump over Flynn concerns — until he read about it in the paper

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The Trump administration kept Vice President Mike Pence in the dark about the Justice Department’s concerns regarding former national security advisor Mike Flynn for a full 15 days after the president was made aware of such concerns, NBC News reports.

The DOJ’s concerns stemmed from Flynn’s Dec. 29 conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, which took place on the same day Barack Obama’s administration unveiled sanctions against Russia in retaliation for the country’s election-related hacking. Flynn categorically denied discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador; last Thursday, several heavily-sourced reports confirmed that the pair did, in fact, discuss sanctions.

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Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates—who was later fired by Donald Trump—warned the Trump White House on Jan. 26 that Flynn misled officials about the nature of his phone call and could potentially be open to blackmailing by the Russian government. Flynn resigned several hours after that report was published.

Pence wasn’t informed about the Justice Department’s concerns regarding Flynn until last Thursday, Feb. 9—the same day the heavily-sourced reports regarding the contents of Flynn’s phone call with Kislyak were published. According to Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker, Pence found out through the Washington Post that he’d been misled by the former national security advisor.

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Amy Klobuchar shredded for trying to relate to union audience by saying her ‘name in Spanish class was Elena’

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night during the CNN town hall for her opponents. The Culinary Union is made up of the over 60,000 hotel housekeepers, bartenders, restaurant and casino workers, and others who make up the backbone of the entire city. Many members are Spanish-speaking and people of color, yet it was still puzzling why Klobuchar began her speech with a bizarre anecdote.

According to Culinary members and reporters present, she began by saying, "My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena."

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Maddow reports on the ‘doomsday scenario’ that impacted America like a ‘domestic nuclear bomb’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday reported on the "rule of law emergency" as Attorney General Bill Barr uses the Department of Justice as a "weapon" to benefit Donald Trump.

Maddow reported on all of the key investigations being run by the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is known as the Sovereign District of New York for its independence from DOJ headquarters.

"They are investigating the Trump inaugural committee, SDNY is investigating the Trumps' family business, SDNY is investigating criminal behavior of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani," Maddow noted. "SDNY put Michael Cohen in prison for hush money paid by the president's campaign before the 2016 election."

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Bill Barr is considering quitting if Trump continues to Tweet about DOJ: report

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The Washington Post Tuesday night reports Attorney General Bill Barr has told multiple people "close to President Trump" inside and outside the White House that he is considering quitting if the President continues to tweet about Dept. of Justice investigations.

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