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Ex-Prosecutor suggests Jeff Sessions may have been guilty of ‘misconduct’ from the beginning

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CNN’s Erin Burnett addressed Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions’ recusal from any investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign ties with Russia. Burnett played clips of Sessions’ confirmation hearing, followed by his recusal address on Thursday, asking former prosecutor Paul Callan which of Sessions’ remarks he believed.

“I’m really kind of stunned by it, because he said today that the reason he made the mistake is because he was asked about a continuing exchange with the Russians,” said Callan. “But Franken didn’t ask him about that.”

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Callan added, “In fact, his words were, ‘I did not have communications with the Russians,'” which he argued, “almost sounds like that statement that was made by President Clinton: ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman.'”

“And you know Sessions called for his impeachment when Bill Clinton made that inaccurate statement,” Callan continued. “So it’s really astonishing in this press conference he mischaracterizes his own statement.”

“Perjury?” Burnett asked. Callan argued, “I think it’s very close to the line, but not over the line. I think it’s misconduct and unethical, but a hard perjury prosecution.”

Callan later argued, “In his job as Attorney General, he prosecutes perjury cases. He fills out his application for the Attorney General job and he lies in the application. Doesn’t that strike you as being misconduct at the beginning?”

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker.

Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs have been even more disastrous than skeptics predicted: Paul Krugman

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In a column celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump declaring himself "Tariff Man," New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attempted to explain the president's love of tariffs and noted that the negative economic impact in the past year has surpassed even the worst expectations.

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Trump’s undermining of efforts to fight Putin detailed in ex-CIA agent’s disturbing new column

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A recently retired CIA agent reveals that President Donald Trump was a "wild card" that prevented a full-scale effort to combat Russian aggression against the U.S. and its allies.

Marc Polymeropoulos, who retired from the agency in June, said in column posted at Just Security that the CIA issued an informal "call to arms" in the wake of Kremlin interference in the 2016 election, but those efforts were hampered by Trump's relationship with Russia's president Vladimir Putin.

"The Call to Arms required a whole-of-agency effort to counter the Kremlin," Polymeropoulos wrote. "It involved moving resources and personnel inside CIA. Most importantly, it required a change in mindset, similar to what occurred within the Intelligence Community after 9/11, that an 'all-hands-on-deck' approach was required."

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