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Congressman Conyers not planning to resign: lawyer tells Detroit News

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Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers has no immediate plans to resign after several women accused him of sexual misconduct, his lawyer told the Detroit News on Wednesday.

“He’s not going to be forced out of office, and no one has told him he has to leave,” said attorney Arnold Reed, according to the newspaper. “He has not indicated he’s going to resign at this point,” Reed said of the 88-year-old congressman from Michigan.

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(Reporting by Tim Ahmann in Washington; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)


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Here’s what Trump and his defenders are hiding whenever they insist that something is ‘perfect’

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On Saturday's edition of MSNBC's "AM Joy," civil rights activist and MSNBC contributor Maya Wiley pinned down what it means when President Donald Trump and his associates describe something as "perfect" — a word they have frequently used throughout the Ukraine scandal.

"The problem we have here ... is there is no sunshine, there is no light being shone on what happened here. And one of our questions should also be, why not?" said Wiley. "Every time we hear the word 'perfect' out of the White House — it was a 'perfect' call with the Ukrainian president, now Mick Mulvaney is saying [Trump National Doral] was a 'perfect' place [for a diplomatic summit], serving the needs — every time we hear 'perfect,' and we kind of get the suggestion that they're worried and they've got something to hide."

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‘This is a real warning’: Ex-campaign aide bluntly states Clinton didn’t go far enough criticizing Tulsi Gabbard

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On MSNBC Saturday, former Clinton campaign official and director of SiriusXM progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell said that not only did Hillary Clinton do nothing wrong for criticizing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), she should have if anything gone even harder.

"I think she didn't go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we'll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we're going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she's saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake," said Maxwell.

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Gen. Barry McCaffrey ridicules childish ‘Home Alone’ Trump over his ‘comical’ letter to Turkey’s president

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, retired General Barry McCaffrey came to the defense of former Donald Trump cabinet member Gen. James Mattis while taking a jab at the president for acting like an unattended child when dealing with world leaders.

Speaking with host Jonathan Capehart, the former official in President Bill Clinton's administration said the president was out of line attacking Mattis as "overrated" and said it could come back to hurt the president because the retired general is held in high esteem within military circles.

Addressing the president's antics, McCaffery showed he doesn't think much of the current Commander in Chief.

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