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‘He has no idea what he’s doing’: CNN legal analyst slams Nunes’s ‘clandestine mission’ to White House

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Wolf Blitzer’s CNN panel on Thursday discussed the “clandestine” nature of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) information-gathering in recent weeks.

A New York Times report today revealed that Nunes may have received intelligence information from the White House itself, and named former staffer Michael Ellis and White House staffer, Ezra Cohen-Watnick.

Earlier this week, Nunes denied having met with the president or any of his aides when he visited White House grounds last week just one day prior to briefing the president on new intelligence.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin noted that Nunes used specific language. According to Toobin, Nunes said that “he couldn’t reveal what went on at the White House complex because it would reveal sources and methods.”

Toobin added that this is “the language that spies use. So, Nunes was claiming that he was spying, he was on a mission, like a clandestine mission to the White House to uncover this material. And he’s the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.”

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“That’s not his job to be a spy,” Toobin said. “This guy is so far out of his depth, he has no idea what he’s doing. The question about whether he’s clueless or corrupt, or both, is really the only question left in this investigation, at least as far as he’s concerned.”

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Trump raked over the coals by WSJ for ‘politically stupid’ racist comments debacle

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In a brutally blunt column from the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, the editors scolded Donald Trump for being "politically stupid" by wading into a dispute between factions within the Democratic Party that has blown up in his face.

Under a headline reading, "Defining Politics Down," the editorial seemed less concerned with Trump's racist attacks and more with the fact that he has made his racism front and center as the country gears up for the 2020 election.

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Dear NeverTrumpers: Either help or STFU

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Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the NeverTrumpers — repentant Republicans and conservatives — have been offering up lots of advice for how the Democrats can win the next election. Their jackhammer advice has basically been limited to urging the party to disavow its activist, progressive members in order to secure the contrarian swing voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama twice, then switched to Donald Trump in 2016.

Before I offer up a come-to-Jesus moment for the NeverTrumpers, let me say that as many of you know, I’ve defended members of this exiled faction in the past, and continue to stand by the idea that we need to form a coalition to close the loopholes exposed by Donald Trump’s malfeasance as a means of preventing another, perhaps more dangerous monster from sashaying through the Trump-shaped hole in the wall. To be clear: I’m not talking about conceding on policy or platform planks. I’m merely suggesting a detente between voices who all agree that Trump is a menace and his presidency is an existential national crisis.

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Morning Joe panel brutally dismantles Lindsey Graham for doubling down and backing Trump’s extreme racism

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was left speechless by Sen. Lindsey Graham's impassioned defense of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

The "Morning Joe" host sat in stunned silence after rolling video of the South Carolina Republican defending Trump's tweets, and doubling down by hurling his own slurs against the first-year lawmakers.

"You call Americans in Congress communists?" Scarborough said, after gathering his thoughts, "and you say they hate America? And then your punch line to that is aim higher?"

Scarborough, who served alongside Graham as a Republican congressman, said the episode was a shameful new low for the veteran lawmaker.

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