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WATCH: David Corn eviscerates ‘dimwit’ Devin Nunes for his ‘bizarre’ handling of Trump investigation

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A Saturday morning AM Joy panel on House Intelligence Committee head Devin Nunes (R-CA) turned into a group attack on the lawmaker’s credibility as well as his mental capacity to investigate the Trump White House after his disastrous week.

Speaking with MSNBChost Joy Reid, Mother Jones editor David Corn explained that he was stunned earlier in the week when Nunes told him he was unfamiliar with Trump confidantes Roger Stone and Carter Page — both of whom are under investigation.

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“You know, every once in a while you end up as a reporter, you ask a question, you get an answer and you’re flabbergasted,” a laughing Corn explained. “I was stunned. There was no logical explanation.”

Corn then made a stab at explaining.

“Either he’s a dimwit who hasn’t read a single story about the matter he’s supposed to be vetting or he has some brain disease and can’t remember or he was lying to me,” Corn remarked. “Those are the only options I can think of. It was a bizarre moment and you’re right, we could spend the next hour talking about all the weird things and bizarre things he did this week from cancelling hearings to coming forward with incomplete information to rushing to Trump.”

“It is a breakdown, and I say this to be serious,” he continued. “It’s the breakdown of the Congressional intelligence oversight process and the only reason we let the Executive Branch do secret work in terms of espionage, counterintelligence, counter-terrorism is because they’ve overseen by the Legislative Branch. And Devin Nunes just showed this week that there is a complete breakdown in that process.”

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Fire holds off Hong Kong police at campus as democracy protests escalate

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A large fire held off an apparent police advance on the Hong Kong campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were holed up early Monday, hours after officers warned they may use "live rounds" if confronted by deadly weapons in a dangerous escalation of the near six-month crisis engulfing the city.

Protests have rocked the global financial hub since June, with many in the city of 7.5 million people venting fury at eroding freedoms under Chinese rule.

China has repeatedly warned that it will not tolerate the dissent, and there have been concerns that Beijing could send in troops to put an end to the spiralling unrest.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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