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‘Remarkable’: Rachel Maddow marvels at Trump team’s Russia lies — and explains the GOP’s ‘dramatic’ FBI attacks

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday laid out how White House attacks on the FBI are likely prompted by fear of information U.S. intelligence officials have intercepted from Donald Trump’s inner circle.

Maddow explained how Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with Russian Ambassador Seigei Kislyak, only to have been proven wrong.

“Looking back on this, it’s kind of remarkable Jeff Sessions stayed on as attorney general after this was revealed, that he didn’t quit or that he wasn’t fired. In his confirmation hearings in January, he had insisted in person, under oath and in his written responses, that he had no contacts with Russians or anybody connect connected with the Russian government,” Maddow noted.

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Maddow also noted how intelligence intercepts are reported to have also caught Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn in lies.

“The intelligence intercepts keep getting them. How do you fix that problem, if you see that as a problem, how do you fix that?” Maddow asked.

“Well, Republicans in Congress are dramatically stepping up their efforts to attack and undermine the FBI and now very specifically going at the FBI to try to make a scandal out of their collection of intelligence intercepts,” Maddow explained.

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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