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‘Don’t believe the Fake News’: Trump live-tweets Morning Joe — a ‘bad show’ he never watches

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President Donald Trump was up early Friday and apparently watching MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which he insists is a “bad show” he never watches, and tweeting about a report he didn’t like.

Co-host Willie Geist commented on recent reports that showed how John Kelly, who took over three weeks ago as White House chief of staff, had instituted new limits on the information that crosses the president’s desk — but his influence only goes so far.

“Was it always too much to expect that Gen. John Kelly, as great as an American he is, is able to control Donald Trump?” Geist said. “Whatever that means — to control what goes out through his Twitter feed, to keep the reins on him at a big political rally in Phoenix or at the press conference in Trump Tower.”

Political analyst Mark Halperin said veterans of previous White House staffs laughed at the new rules being implemented, eight months into Trump’s presidency.

“This is basic stuff about flow to the president and controlling access to the Oval Office,” Halperin said. “They can change the system, but Kelly can’t control the president watching TV. He can’t control the president tweeting. He’s just — he can’t. He’s not going to try, and the reality is, fixing the process will help, but the president dominates the situation through his own communication.”

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As if on cue, the president weighed in on the report about 10 minutes after it aired.

“General John Kelly is doing a fantastic job as Chief of Staff,” Trump tweeted. “There is tremendous spirit and talent in the W.H. Don’t believe the Fake News.”

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Later in the segment, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio faulted the administration for its failure to fill hundreds of jobs in the executive branch — and the president seemingly responded to her criticism, as well.

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‘I’ll get the popcorn’: Ex-FBI investigator who worked under Mueller explains how the hearing will go Wednesday

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Former CIA officer and FBI investigator Phil Mudd outlined what he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller will say when he's asked specific questions in the hearings Wednesday.

"I think you could look at two categories here," Mudd told CNN's Jake Tapper. "One is the factual category, and I know Aaron Zebley would be there. Zebly is someone who will not only know facts, [but] 2 1/2 years of an investigation including stuff like phone email and financial data, [it's] not bad to have somebody else there trying to recall that information and from when I was in the Bureau, by is cool and a made man. He’s trusted."

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James Comey says it is ‘fair’ for Democrats to blast AG Barr at Mueller hearing

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Former FBI Director James Comey said it would be fair game for Democrats to go after Attorney General Bill Barr during Wednesday's televised hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Barr was highly criticized for releasing a letter summarizing the Mueller findings, which was found to be inaccurate when the redacted report was released.

"I heard from a source today, familiar with Attorney General Barr's thinking, that is nervous about being attacked tomorrow. What sort of exposure does Attorney general Barr have?" MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked.

"I don’t think he will be attacked by the witness or witnesses," Comey replied.

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Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple

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Police in Canada on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, had been reported missing in British Columbia but are now believed to be on the run.

They were last seen in the north of Saskatchewan province, driving a gray Toyota RAV-4, a spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sergeant Janelle Shoihet, told a press conference.

Both suspects are considered to be dangerous, police said in a warning to the public.

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