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‘There’s a cover up going on here’: Carl Bernstein spells out why GOP won’t investigate Trump

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Carl Bernstein, a previous investigative journalist on Watergate, joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night to comment on the ongoing Trump-Russia connection and the leaks coming out of the White House. Most recently, CNN reported possible new evidence suggesting President Donald Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russian officials against Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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“There’s a cover up going on here among those who work in the Trump campaign and associates of Trump,” said Bernstein. “They’ve been concealing these contacts, which revolve around leaked emails from Podesta’s account.”

Bernstein asked why the president and his associates are “pushing back against these investigations,” when they should instead be suggesting, “we want to get to the bottom of this; we want to open up everything; I, the President of the United States, want to call these people in and ask them what happened, what is this all about?”

He added that the Trump team appears to be attempting to “keep away from what really happened here” raising a whole set of other questions.

Bernstein, pointing to Watergate, said Republicans both in the House and Senate at that time wanted it investigated “to the bottom,” famously quoting Republican Sen. Howard Baker asking, “What did the president know, and when did he know it?

That’s not happening in this case, Bernstein noted. “We’re not seeing it from Republicans on the Hill, either, who are consumed by supposedly looking for leaks. Many of the same Republicans decrying the leaks are those who have leaked classified information themselves on numerous occasions,” he said.

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“Look at the Benghazi inquiry and what was leaked there.”

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Internet scorns Trump for saying D.C. was the ‘safest place on earth last night’: ‘Bunker Boy says what?’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proudly proclaim he had succeeded in restoring order to Washington, D.C. last night.

Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020

Commenters on social media did not see it the same way.

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Trump campaign provokes outrage with demand that media stop saying protesters were tear gassed

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On Tuesday, the Trump campaign issued a statement demanding that the media "correct or retract" the reports that peaceful protesters were tear gassed in front of the White House — citing claims from the U.S. Park Police that the substance used to forcibly disperse the crowd was not tear gas.

This demand did not go over well on social media, with commenters siding with journalists over the official reports — and others asking what the point is for the White House to dispute the type of substance they sprayed at peaceful protesters.

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700 paratroopers ‘issued bayonets’ as 82nd Airborne prepares to carry out ‘Operation Themis’ at #DCprotests: report

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President Donald Trump's controversial decision to use the United States military against civil rights protesters in Washington, DC could escalate after airborne troops from Fort Bragg were staged outside the capital.

"Aircraft flying over DCA last night in a show of force against #GeorgeFloyd protesters were ordered by President [Trump] - US forces in DC are operating under an official mission: Operation Themis—Greek mythology, Themis = divine law & order," Associated Press correspondent James LaPorta reported Tuesday.

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