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‘Depravity is not depth’ Dan Rather blisters Trump for divisive London attack tweets

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Veteran journalist Dan Rather wants the entire world to know that statements made by President Donald Trump do not represent the sentiments of most Americans.

In a new Facebook post on the London terror attacks, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather said, “we must process and think carefully about how our President publicly responded,” to the London attacks.

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“Understandably, many people around the world viewed his remarks as insensitive and peevish, mixed with flagrant misrepresentations of facts,” Rather concluded. “It is important for the world to know that his statements do not represent the sentiments and reaction of most Americans.”

President Donald Trump’s tweets about this weekend’s terrorist attack in London have “enraged” government officials in the United Kingdom, “especially those who work in counterterrorism.”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called for British Prime Minister Theresa May to ban Trump from the UK for attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan during the crisis.

Dan Rather explained how Trump’s tweets weren’t the only self-inflicted black eye for America.

“Besides the President’s outbursts over the London attacks, the damage done by America’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change is real,” he explained.

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“Depravity is not depth, nor is it a strategy,” Rather lectured. “Careless statements that deepen divisions are not leadership.”

The long-time newsman, who was the CBS White House corespondent during Watergate, wondered aloud why Republicans keep enabling Trump to hurt America’s standing in the world.

“Where are the self-described serious foreign policy minds in the GOP, the ones who often lecture the nation on the meaning of patriotism and leadership on the cable talk shows and Sunday morning public affairs programs?” Rather asked. “The arc of history may very well judge them all with the broad brush of complicity if they do not stand up now and say that this has gone too far.”

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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