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Trump-boosting Republicans just unleashed plan to obstruct Mueller’s Russia investigation

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Republican leaders of both the House and Senate Judiciary committees have signed on to an effort by a Texas Republican to directly go after special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the Donald Trump administration.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) signed onto a letter by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), the Daily Caller reports.

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“With numerous reports emerging almost every day on possible conflicts of interest and allegations of political bias, it would be in the interest of both the public and the Special Counsel team to speak to the American people through their elected representatives in Congress,” the Daily Caller reports Rep. Babin’s letter reads. “Accordingly, we respectfully request that one of broth of the Judiciary Committees immediately convene a public and open hearing or series of hearings to bring Mr. Mueller and his team out of the shadows and into the public square.”

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) are also said to be among the 19 Republican members to sign onto Rep. Babin’s letter.

In October 2016, seconds after describing himself as a “genteel Southerner” Rep. Babin went off of Hillary Clinton. After Donald Trump referred to Clinton as “such a nasty woman,” Rep. Babin defended his fellow Republican.

“Sometimes a lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” Rep. Babin suggested.

One year later, Rep. Babin appears to ostensibly in charge of President Donald Trump’s defense before the judiciary committees of both chambers of Congress.

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Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’

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Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.

"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."

"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.

"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.

The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:

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Trump disappointed conservative media isn’t praising him enough for letting Roger Stone walk: report

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President Donald Trump has been disappointed in right-wing media for not giving him more credit for pardoning longtime advisor Roger Stone.

"A senior administration official said there were serious divisions among Trump’s aides and allies over Stone’s case, with some cautioning that keeping him out of prison could be politically risky. Among those opposed was Attorney General William P. Barr, who called the prosecution 'righteous' in an interview Wednesday with ABC News, the official said, adding that those pushing Trump to show loyalty to Stone included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is close to the president," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Lincoln Project takes on the ‘Trump crime spree’ in new ad: ‘It’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise’

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Disgruntled former top Republican strategists took on President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in a new 2020 video posted on Saturday.

The ad, by the Lincoln Project, recounts how many top former Trump officials have been convicted of felonies.

"It's not a campaign, it's a billion-dollar criminal enterprise," the narrator begins.

The ad noted the criminal convictions of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone.

"Nixon was bad, Trump is worse," the narrator declares.

"Trump is the most corrupt president in U.S. history. There's only one way to end the Trump crime spree -- throw him and his crooks out of office," the ad concludes.

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