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‘It’s a brainwashing memo’: House intel Dem slams Nunes for ‘poisoning the well’ against the Russia probe

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In an interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he hopes Chairman Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) memo supposedly detailing “abuses” at the Justice Department “never sees the light of day.”

The memo, according to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) “is riddled with deliberate inaccuracies that can only be intended to undermine [special counsel] Bob Mueller.”

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When Wallace asked the congressman why he thinks Nunes refuses to share the memo with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), his counterpart in the Senate, Swalwell said his superior knows it would be “counterproductive.”

“I can only conclude that Richard Burr knows the true underlying facts here and that it would be counterproductive for Devin Nunes to show it to him because Senator Burr would not allow it to stand, knowing what he knows,” the California Democrat said. 

“Iis a brainwashing memo,” Swalwell concluded. “Its only purpose is to poison the well of the members who would have to hold the president accountable if he were to fire Mueller by tainting their perception of the FBI.”

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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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