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‘He hasn’t done squat for this district’: Nunes challenger gets abrupt boost from community after memo flap

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The backlash against House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) has continued to grow in the wake of the declassification of a controversial memo he crafted.

Back in the central California district that sent Nunes to Washington, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz has seized upon the prevailing political winds in the Democrats’ quixotic bid to unseat the 8-term Republican in the 2018 midterms, Politico reported Saturday.

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“We’re looking really good, thanks to him,” Janz said after the memo’s release. “I think we took in $100,000 between today and yesterday.”

“While he’s engaged in all those antics in Washington, people here are struggling,” Janz said. “I was with a group of farmers last week — Republicans — who told me they’re sick of it … They are worried about issues like water, and they can’t get a meeting with him.”

“He hasn’t done a town hall meeting here since 2010. … He hasn’t done squat for this district,” Janz continued.

Nunes was also blasted in a scathing editorial by the main newspaper in the 22nd district, the Fresno Bee.

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The paper concluded that Nunes was “doing dirty work for House Republican leaders trying to protect President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation.”

“Nunes of Tulare is sheltered in a relatively safe Republican district, and may believe he will pay no political price for unfairly attacking law enforcement and protecting Trump,” the Fresno Bee wrote. “But his performance as chairman of the highly sensitive House Intelligence Committee has been nothing short of embarrassing.”

All of the energy lead to a packed house at the Janz for Congress campaign headquarters grand opening on Friday evening.

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And he has continued to capitalize upon the Nunes backlash, releasing a powerful new online video:

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Trump’s capitulation cheered on Russian TV: Ambassador McFaul says ‘they are joyous in Moscow’

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America's former ambassador to Russia explained how their state media is celebrating President Donald Trump's capitulation in Ukraine and Syria.

Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed Wednesday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.

"How do you think this should play out, now that they are assembling step-by-step insider accounts with people who are bravely stepping forward, some giving up their careers, Mike McKinley and others having had to quit over this," Mitchell noted. "How do you think this plays out legally or in terms of the politics of impeachment?"

"Well, legally, I’ll defer to others who are more expert. I think what it does underscore is how grossly inept and just broken down the Trump foreign policymaking process is," McFaul replied.

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Feds investigating whether Rudy Giuliani was a victim of foreign spy effort targeting Trump

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President Donald Trump's defense attorney is not only a subject in a criminal investigation, but is also part of a counterintelligence probe into whether he was compromised by a foreign power, CNN reported Wednesday.

This is an investigation that goes far longer and back further than we realized and also that it’s much broader than we initially thought," CNN senior justice correspondent Evan Pérez reported.

"One of the things we’re getting a picture of, a better picture of is this involves not only Giuliani’s financial entanglements with allegedly corrupt Ukrainian figures but also counterintelligence angle is there to this and the idea that perhaps Rudy Giuliani and some of his business dealings were part of essentially an influence operation, a foreign influence operation with a target being the Trump White House," he reported.

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Internet recoils at Trump’s latest ‘insane’ news conference: ‘Maybe this guy shouldn’t be president’

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President Donald Trump ranted at length about the Kurds, military deployments overseas, Sen. Lindsey Graham and former President Barack Obama in a bizarre conversation with reporters in the White House.

The president met with the media Wednesday afternoon during a bilateral meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella, and he touched on a bewildering variety of topics -- much to the confusion of onlookers.

This is fucking insane.

This press conference is purpose-built to empower and delight every bad actor in the world.

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