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Maddow: Here’s the perfect reason why US Attorney Dana Boente may have mysteriously quit today

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Rachel Maddow tackled the today’s breaking Mueller investigation news and Dana Boente‘s resignation as a perhaps-related two-fer in tonight’s episode of her MSNBC show.

Today, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana Boente, quit his job. While that might not seem significant, Boente had been working for the Justice Department, serving as acting deputy attorney general while Attorney General Jeff Sessions was being confirmed. After Rod Rosenstein stepped in, Boente then took over managing the everyday operations at the Justice Department until a replacement could be hired. He ultimately ended up working in five different jobs all while still serving as a U.S. Attorney.

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Just two days ago, Boente told a friend that he was eager to get back to his U.S. Attorney position and was handing off control. Friday, however, he abruptly resigned.

“We don’t know why [Boente quit]. We are trying to figure it out. We are literally actively trying, as I speak, to figure that out,” Maddow said.

Maddow then proceeded to make a mind-blowing speculative connection to tonight’s Mueller indictment news.

“Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into whether or not the president obstructed justice when he fired the FBI director, James Comey,” Maddow noted. “James Comey has testified to Congress under oath that the president contacted him inappropriately, many times, to put pressure on him about the Russia investigation before he fired him. According to James Comey, one of the witnesses to one of those overtures by the president was Dana Boente.”

If Boente is a witness in the obstruction case, that might be a reason that he could no longer continue in his position.

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Rick Wilson buries Pam Bondi for ‘laughable and shallow’ impeachment defense designed to dazzle Trump

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Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Republican campaign consultant Rick Wilson leveled former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for her defense of Donald Trump on Monday -- which turned into a diatribe against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Speaking with host Willie Geist, Wilson also brought up accusations os political corruption against Bondi who dropped a Florida state lawsuit against Trump before he became president after a PAC associated with her received a substantial political donation.

"This is also one of the great master fantasies of the Trump campaign, make Hunter Biden a major issue in the 2020 election and Pam Bondi played to one audience. and that was Fox and Trump that's all they cared about," he explained. "That's all they were trying to accomplish, and, look, she goes way back with Donald Trump; left office under a cloud when she left the office of attorney general in Florida, because she had taken basically a $25,000 bribe from Donald Trump about Trump University and drop the lawsuit in Florida."

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Fox & Friends hosts fume over Bolton revelations: ‘I didn’t want witnesses, I wanted this thing to be over!’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday bitterly complained that former national security adviser John Bolton had prolonged President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate -- and suggested it was all because he was "trying to sell a book."

At the start of the segment, co-host Brian Kilmeade admitted that leaked revelations about Bolton's upcoming book had changed the game and that it was impossible to imagine the president being acquitted without any witnesses being called.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe uncorks hilarious rant against ‘confederacy of dunces’ defending Trump from impeachment

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough breathlessly ranted, as his co-hosts cracked up with laughter, against the "confederacy of dunces" defending President Donald Trump from impeachment.

The "Morning Joe" host mocked the hours-long parade of attorneys -- including Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi -- offering specious legal arguments to defend the president at his Senate impeachment trial.

"You had a confederacy of dunces defending him in impeachment," Scarborough said. "Their arguments were absolutely stunning."

The defense team painted Rudy Giuliani as a minor player in the Ukraine scheme, although multiple witnesses have described him as the hub of the operation, and Starr, the lead investigator in Bill Clinton's impeachment, bemoaned the "age of impeachment."

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