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‘How dare you?’ Morning Joe crushes Newt Gingrich for pushing ‘grotesque’ Robert Mueller conspiracy

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Newt Gingrich on Thursday started tweeting out Alex Jones-style conspiracy theories about special counselor Robert Mueller by calling him the “ti[p (sic) of the deep state spear” that was “aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency.”

Gingrich’s claim echoes theories posited by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists that officials within the American “deep state” — namely, people working at the FBI, CIA, and the State Department — have been working behind the scenes to bring Trump down from the inside by leaking dirt about Trump’s ties to Russia.

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough reacted with complete dismay to Gingrich’s conspiracy spouting, and called the former House speaker “grotesque” for attacking Mueller, whom he noted is an American hero.

“How dare you smear a man who served this country honorably for decades in both war and peace, winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart,” Scarborough wrote. “Newt, whatever you think you’re getting in return for obsequiously sliming an American hero, I guarantee you it’s not worth it. Stop.”

Scarborough also slammed Gingrich for pushing such conspiracy theories just one day after an unhinged Bernie Sanders supporter shot five people — including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — during a baseball practice.

“This is grotesque and fans the flames of rage among the unbalanced,” he wrote.

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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