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WATCH: Joy Reid shuts down guest insisting Hillary’s Uranium One ‘scandal’ is as big as Russian election meddling

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On MSNBC’s Am Joy, a guest who had previously had her talking points about Hilary Clinton and Uranium One systematically destroyed by host Joy Reid, returned to plead her case and it didn’t go any better for her than it did the first time.

In October, Washington Examiner contributor Jen Kerns sat through a point by point destruction of the Uranium One “scandal” which conservatives believe implicates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of treason for turning over uranium to Russia in return for her contributions to her Clinton Foundation.

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Kerns appeared again on Saturday morning to insist that Republicans should start up another investigation of the deal, at one point saying the since debunked scandal is on the level with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

After rehashing points she made on her previous appearance with Reid on Uranium One, Kerns was asked by the host, “Do you think it’s legitimate for your tax dollars to be spent on that investigation?”

“I think,” Kerns said as she began to duck the question only to be cut off by Reid who pressed, “Yes or no?”

“You can’t have it both ways,” Kerns stated. “You can’t say we ought to allow Robert Mueller –.”

“Hold on,” Reid shot back. “One of these investigations is about the interference in an American election. The other is about a long dead deal. All of the Clinton part’s of it are years divorced from this deal.”

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“The fact is that you’re saying that you think it is just as legitimate to spend your tax dollars on a fishing expedition to drag Hillary Clinton through the mud and the Obama administration,” Reid accused. “You don’t think the Mueller investigation is more important than that?”

“I think they’re equal,” Kerns retorted. “They both have to do with Russian collusion, it’s not a dead issue. A report by the Telegraph in the U.K. — British intelligence officials shared with the Telegraph that there was concern as recently as November of this past year that Russia for several years had been instrumental in helping both North Korea build and accelerate their nuclear programs.”

Reid then pointed out that the Telegraph story had nothing to do with Uranium One, before adding that the uranium involved in that deal was only suitable for energy production.

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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident

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It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.

After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.

"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."

Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.

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Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist

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New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.

It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.

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Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square

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Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.

Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.

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