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WATCH: Shep Smith nails Trump for continuing to stoke questions over whether Comey tapes exist

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Fox News host Shep Smith on Friday went off on Donald Trump for continuing to stoke questions over the existence of “tapes” pertaining to his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, arguing the president “can find out for us” if there are any such recordings.

Smith started by railing into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for holding “another off-camera gaggle” instead of a televised press briefing.

“The press secretary spoke about comments President Trump made on Fox and Friends this morning,” Smith said, referring to an interview Trump gave this early Friday.” The president said, ‘we’ll have to see’ as to whether the special counsel Robert Mueller should recuse himself from he Russia investigation. And he said his initial tweet about tapes may have influenced the testimony of the former FBI Director James Comey.”

Trump, Smith noted, “admitted he did not record and does not have tapes,” but again left “the door open as to whether anybody else may have tapes of those conversations.”

“He said, ‘you never know,’” Smith noted, adding the president also suggested his threat of tapes “may have forced Comey to be honest.” Trump this morning posited that his tweet in May suggesting Comey better “hope” there are no tapes led Comey to change his story about his conversations with Trump.

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“He can find out for us, cause he can ask, ‘are there tapes?’” Smith said.

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Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer

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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.

Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.

"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.

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Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump

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Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.

"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."

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Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush

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The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.

That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.

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