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‘Not a coincidence’: Morning Joe shows how the GOP and Fox News are in cahoots to undermine Mueller

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted Republican lawmakers and Fox News for cooking up conspiracy theories as they conspire to undermine the investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed Tuesday a “secret society” within the FBI wanted to take down Trump, and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called for “war” against the Department of Justice, as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pushed a memo he says proves a conspiracy against the president.

“You know, in the age of Trump, things come at us so quickly that it’s important to step back and add some context yet again to what’s going on right now,” Scarborough said. “You actually have a Fox News host calling for war against the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and calling for war against the men and women, the professionals who work at the Justice Department. At the same time, you actually have a GOP senator pushing out murky allegations about a secret society inside the FBI that is plotting a coup against Donald Trump.”

The “Morning Joe” host said Republican efforts to undermine the special counsel probe were being assisted by the same foreign adversary at the center of the Trump-Russia investigation.

“This all happens on the day that they start a hashtag #releasethememo, in which Russian bots start going to push forward hashtag that the Freedom Caucus is trying to undermine the reputation of the men and women of the FBI,” Scarborough said. “All on the same day, not a coincidence, that we find out that Donald Trump is going to have to testify under oath to Bob Mueller.”

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Biden tells billionaires that things wouldn’t change under his administration

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Don't worry, billionaires: your standard of living won't change under a Joe Biden administration.

That's the message the Democratic frontrunner delivered to donors Tuesday as he continued a fundraising trip in New York that saw him on Monday tell a room of wealthy Wall Streeters "you guys are great" and ask a Trump-loving supermarket magnate for support.

In Biden's comments Tuesday, the former vice president told a room of 100 of the New York financial elite, including bankers Robert Rubin and Roger Altman, both of whom worked in the Treasury Department under Democratic administrations, that he wasn't their enemy. According to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein, Biden took pains to separate himself from the rest of the field in his comments.

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New details revealed in the bizarre story of Jerry Falwell Jr, a pool boy and ‘compromising photographs’

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The New York Times has put together a lengthy report about the utterly bizarre circumstances surrounding Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen, a former pool boy, and purportedly "compromising photographs."

The story begins in 2012 when Falwell and his wife enjoyed a stay at the Fontainebleau, a Florida luxury resort known for topless sunbathing and a massive underground nightclub described by one travel guide as "30,000 square feet of unadulterated fun."

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Revealing gruesome new details of Khashoggi murder, UN report says ‘inconceivable’ crown prince not involved

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In a thorough and damning report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi released Wednesday, United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard found that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing" that was likely orchestrated by top officials in the Saudi government, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Evidence points to the 15-person mission to execute Mr. Khashoggi requiring significant government coordination, resources, and finances," Callamard wrote. "Every expert consulted finds it inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the crown prince being aware, at a minimum, that some sort of mission of a criminal nature, directed at Mr. Khashoggi, was being launched."

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