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‘A dog and pony show’: Fox News’ John Roberts says Nunes revelations don’t clarify anything

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Fox News commentator John Roberts dismissed Wednesday’s revelations by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that members of then-President-elect Trump’s team were surveilled when their communications turned up in FISA investigations.

“It sounds like we have only a sliver of what’s there,” said anchor Shepard Smith.

Roberts said that Pres. Trump feels “somewhat” vindicated by the findings, telling reporters, “I very much appreciate that they found what they found.”

However, the president’s accusations of wiretapping refer to the period leading up to the 2016 election. Nunes’ revelations of surveillance of Trump and his transition team — upon which Nunes served — concern the weeks between Election Day and Trump’s inauguration.

Roberts pointed out that there are serious questions regarding Nunes’ actions, that the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee — upon finding out that the transition team he served on was surveilled — went straight to the target of that surveillance to tell him about it.

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“There is a certain — and I’m probably going to get in a little bit of trouble from Trump supporters for saying this — a certain sense of dog and pony show about this whole thing,” Roberts said, “that he didn’t just call down to the White House, that he made a show of coming down to the White House almost on an emergency basis and briefing the president about all of this so that the president had that information in hand the next time he faced the White House pool in there and could talk about it.”

Roberts hinted that it seemed “coordinated” before walking that back and saying that there was “a sense of urgency” to getting the information into the president’s hands.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Nevada

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in the US state of Nevada a decade ago, prosecutors said on Monday.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office said it had declined to prosecute the Portuguese star because it "cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt" that a sexual assault occurred.

Kathryn Mayorga, a former model, has claimed that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star reached a financial settlement with her following the incident but has denied allegations of sexual assault.

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‘They are lemmings’: Democratic strategist blasts Republicans as ‘the party of cowardice and complicity’

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In a CNN panel Monday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona unleashed on the way Republicans are continuing to give President Donald Trump a pass on his racist attacks on four congresswomen of color.

In a press availability, Trump told reporters that the four women are changing the Democratic Party, saying no one knows how to handle them.

After playing the tape, one of the panelists off-camera could be heard saying, "He's such a liar."

"It’s so insulting that he even talks about these four young women of color as 'people who need to be handled,'" Cardona said of Trump's casual misogyny. "They are elected members of Congress. They deserve respect. What I think really drives this president crazy is that they are young, and they are women of color, and that they are doing things that really take him off of his message. And they are also exposing what many of us have already known — that he is a racist, that he has taken a playbook out of the handbook of white supremacists telling them to 'send her back.' And then — then using that at his rallies and saying he doesn’t agree with it."

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Georgetown Law professor: Top broadcaster ‘likely’ killed interview because Buttigieg is gay

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A prominent Georgetown Law professor says Cumulus Media likely blocked an interview one of its country music station hosts had conducted with Pete Buttigieg from airing because the Democratic presidential candidate is gay.

After Huffpost reported that Blair Garner had been told by Cumulus Media he could not air any part of his interview with Buttigieg, Cumulus – the number three broadcaster in the nation of AM and FM radio stations – claimed the decision was based on the “equal time rule.”

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