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‘I sense panic at the White House’: Journalist Louise Mensch explains how the Russia-Trump probe is coming to a head

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On Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” English author and independent journalist Louise Mensch appeared to discuss her work investigating Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

Her first order of business as the investigation progresses, she said, is to get Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) off of the intelligence committee, because he obviously cannot be trusted. She said that the Democrats on the committee are doing a decent enough job but have yet to call out Nunes and say “he’s got to go.”

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“You’ve got to say, ‘He’s got to go now!’ I don’t care if he’s your mate. I don’t care if he’s your buddy. He’s got to go,” she said.

American horror author and screenwriter Max Brooks wants to see liberals and Democrats “get our FDR balls back” and suit up for a fight against the GOP.

Mensch argued that going after Nunes would bring the fight to the GOP and force them to be tied to Trump, who may very well be engaged in treason.

She went on to say that she thinks “we are a lot further down the line to the end of this than most people think” in the Russia investigation. “I sense panic at the White House. I sense an absolute whiff of panic.”

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Maher noted that the White House is collectively sweating like whores in churches. He confessed that he has deep concerns of FBI Director James Comey and his inability to control the FBI.

Mensch said cited a Justice Department investigation that looks into the FBI agents in New York leaking to Gen. Michael Flynn, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the NYPD, who was leaking to Eric Prince, brother of Betsy DeVos. She went on to say that no one is talking about the investigation into it.

Maher was concerned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading the Justice Department but Mensch said that these leaks are part of the Russia problem and Sessions must recuse himself from all of that.

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“There are two sides to the FBI,” she continued. “There are the criminal field office divisions that we’re talking about and there’s the counterintelligence division. They issued the FISA warrant as I reported, and James Comey is taking it very seriously.”

Maher speculated on Comey but Mensch said that she does consider him an upstanding person and believes he will do the right thing.

You can watch the full exchange below:

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Bill Maher rips Trump and ‘the gang that couldn’t do treason straight’ on Real Time

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher ripped the incompetence of the Trump administration after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confessed that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine in Rudy Giuliani's search for foreign election assistance.

"It's not just that he's always breaking the law, it's that he obviously wants you to know about it," Maher said. "The Joker doesn't want to get caught this bad."

"This is Trump's definition of three-dimensional chess, 'I'm going to distract you from impeaching me by committing more crimes," he said.

"It's like he comes home and Melania says to him, 'you have lipstick on your color,' and he says, 'you should see my d*ck,'" Maher said.

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‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience

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The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.

The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."

Photos from the protest:

1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.

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Trump polling close friends over whether he should fire Mulvaney: report

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President Donald Trump is considering firing Mick Mulvaney, his acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Atlantic reported Friday.

"Mick Mulvaney's job was in danger even before his disastrous press conference yesterday, and his equally disastrous attempt to walk that performance back," The Atlantic reported. "The fumble could not have been more poorly timed: According to multiple current and former White House officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations, Trump has been steadily souring on Mulvaney for weeks."

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