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WATCH: CNN host baffled when GOP lawmaker tries to make Comey testimony about Hillary’s emails

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CNN host Alisyn Camerota found herself utterly baffled on Wednesday when Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) told her that the real story about former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony involved former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Despite the fact that Comey is widely expected to testify on Thursday about his interactions with President Donald Trump, Rooney insisted that the big news coming out of Comey’s big day on Capitol Hill will revolve around Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton last summer while his wife was still under investigation by the FBI for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

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“I hope they get into Hillary Clinton and the whole thing about Loretta Lynch meeting on the airplane, and all that,” he said. “That’s the big story here.”

“It is?” a skeptical Camerota asked him with a bewildered look on her face.

“It is to me!” Rooney replied. “This guy’s been playing games ever since the campaign.”

“But the campaign is over,” Camerota responded. “And now President Trump is in the White House. And now the question is whether or not President Trump pressed him to back off the Michael Flynn investigation.”

“Well, we’ll let everybody get all the words out,” Rooney replied. “There’s been a lot of innuendo and vague statements and second-guessing of statements, like what you said on your show.”

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Morning Joe destroys your Facebook friends’ excuses for voting for Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said most of the people he grew up hate President Donald Trump, but they're voting for him anyway.

The "Morning Joe" host said they share many of his concerns about the president and his fitness for office, but he said they always offer excuses for holding their nose and voting to give him four more years.

"It's good talking to them and just saying, so why are you voting for this man?" Scarborough said. "'Well, he's a terrible guy, he's a horrible example for my kids, I'd never invite him over to the house, he's despicable -- I hate him, I just hate him,' but and then, fill in the blank, AOC or Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders or regulations or tax cuts or 401(k)s, and I say, so, well, we have right now a president of the United States who is demanding that his attorney general arrest the former vice president of the United States, his chief political competitor. This is something that happens or happened in the former Soviet Union, this is something that happens still in Russia."

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Trump ‘is hemorrhaging support’ and is flailing badly to win it back: reporter

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President Donald Trump is trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in the polls, and one veteran journalist said that he seems clueless about how to stop the bleeding.

Journalist Alex Wagner, the host of Showtime's "The Circus," told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's flailing attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci and "60 Minutes'" Lesley Stahl are not part of some grand strategy to stage a comeback in the 2020 presidential election.

"The idea that President Trump has somehow hatched a multi-pronged plan to make a closing argument in the last remaining days of the election is a fallacy," she said. "He is hemorrhaging support among suburban women and seniors, and what is he doing? Taking on a fight with the elder statesmen of the most venerable news brand in America. She is an older woman at precisely the time he needs to be getting women and seniors."

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Progressives unite for last-ditch effort to delay Amy Coney Barrett vote — by impeaching Bill Barr

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Progressive activists are urging House Democrats to essentially kill two birds with one stone by impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr -- which would delay the confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

"Attorney General Barr has acted to subvert the laws that he, as our nation's chief federal law enforcement official, is duty-bound to uphold," more than 20 progressive groups signed in a joint letter.

"Attorney General Barr has made a career out of undermining our democracy and it is pellucidly clear that he has been ramping up efforts to undermine the upcoming elections and invalidate the votes of millions of Americans," the groups wrote.

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