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Congresswoman blasts Sanders for false gun claims: Chicago’s illegal weapons come from Trump country

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During Monday’s White House press briefing in the wake of the Las Vegas attack that became the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflected from reporters asking her about the administration’s stance on gun control by bringing up gun violence in Chicago.

After initially claiming it’s “premature” to bring up guns in the wake of the Vegas shooting that left 58 dead and 200 injured, Sanders then aim at gun laws.

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“I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country, that certainly hasn’t helped there,” Sanders said.

In response, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), whose district includes Chicago, said on Twitter that more than half of the guns used for violence in the Windy City come from outside the state. She noted that they come from Indiana, where Vice President Mike Pence was governor, and from Wisconsin, where House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is from.

Huffington Post’s Marina Feng also linked to an article that discusses the ways Indiana exacerbates the gun violence in Chicago.

Check out Kelly and Feng’s tweets below.

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Trump flings insults at John Bolton as Senate weighs subpoena: ‘If I listened to him we would be in World War Six’

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President Donald Trump hurled insults at his former national security adviser John Bolton -- who could be called to testify against him in the Senate impeachment trial.

Bolton revealed in his forthcoming book that Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden, and Democratic senators -- and possibly some Republicans -- want to subpoena him to testify in the trial.

"For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, 'begged' me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying 'Don’t do it, sir,' takes the job, mistakenly says 'Libyan Model' on T.V.," Trump tweeted, "and many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?"

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Democrats already prepping for possible Trump transition sabotage — assuming he accepts election loss

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Democrats are preparing for the possibility that President Donald Trump and his staff will sabotage their transition if he loses the 2020 election.

At least one outside group -- National Security Action -- has started making preparations for the Democratic campaigns in the event their candidate wins, and Elizabeth Warren has just released a plan that describes how she would quickly staff the government to smooth the transition if she won the White House, reported Politico.

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Morning Joe warns senators to hear witnesses — or else: ‘Avalanche of incriminating information’ is coming before election

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough warned Republican senators that "an avalanche of incriminating information about Donald Trump" would be revealed in the coming months -- and he urged them to get ahead of the deluge before the impeachment trial ends.

The "Morning Joe" host said they're betting that voters will forget their impeachment coverup by Election Day, but Scarborough said that's a risky gamble.

"Whether it comes out tightly confined in the Senate trial or whether it just gets blown out all over the airwaves over the next two for three months, that information is going to come out," he said, "which is going to include a lot of incriminating information about Donald Trump, which is going to lead to more incriminating information about Donald Trump, which is going to lead to an avalanche of incriminating information about Donald Trump."

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