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Devin Nunes: I never said I was leaving the Russia investigation for good

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In a radio interview this week, California Rep. Devin Nunes (R) teased the idea that he might return to the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — even after he got caught carrying water for the Trump administration and stepped aside under a cloud.

The Fresno Bee said that Nunes was appearing on a local talk radio show hosted by Ray Appleton on KMJ 580 AM/105.9 FM and spent about an hour and a half taking calls from listeners.

A listener asked about the Russia investigation and Nunes echoed the White House talking point that so far there has been no evidence made public showing collusion between President Trump and Russian officials. He also said that in spite of widespread reports, he never recused himself from the investigation.

“All I said was I was going to temporarily step aside,” he said.

Nunes stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election after he got caught colluding with White House officials to muddy the waters around President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that former President Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower.

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In other remarks, Nunes said the shooting attack on a Republican baseball practice that critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was “almost predictable” thanks to the “fake news and fake media.”

The media, he said, has always been full of liberals, but now they’re not ashamed to be open about it.

“Ninety percent of the media is the arm of the Democratic Party,” Nunes said. “Five percent is legitimate journalists, like you here in the KMJ news studio… and 5 percent are right-wing.”

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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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