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Scaramucci continues crusade against White House ‘leaker’ Bannon: ‘If it was up to me, he would be gone’

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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Monday told CBS’ Stephen Colbert if it were up to him, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon would be the next member of Donald Trump’s administration to be forced out.

Colbert showed Scaramucci an iconic photo of himself and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, featuring the ex-communications director “holding your thumbs in your belt like a gunslinger.” The CBS host asked if Scaramucci was “brought in to get rid of Priebus and Sean Spicer.”

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Scaramucci demurred, prompting Colbert to coax the former communications to give the inside story. “Gimme some Mooch,” Colbert said.

“Obviously, there’s no love lost there,” Scaramucci replied. “We were actually pretty good friends when I was a political donor writing checks to the RNC.”

Scaramucci later acknowledged he thought Bannon was one of the White House leakers, noting he’s “been pretty open about that” and “obviously got caught on tape saying he was.”

Pressed by Colbert over whether he wants Trump to fire Bannon, Scaramucci replied, “that’s up to the president.”

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“What does The Mooch think?” Colbert asked. 

“If it was up to me, he would be gone,” Scaramucci said to cheers.



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‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump

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Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.

Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.

On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."

"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."

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New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump

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An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.

Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.

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Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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