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House Intelligence Committee votes unanimously to release Democrats’ rebuttal memo

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Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Monday that the panel voted unanimously to release the Democratic rebuttal memo to their chairman’s controversial document alleging abuse at the Justice Department and FBI.

NBC News producer Alex Moe was first to flag Himes’ comments about the Democrat memo pushed by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), which you can read below.

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The committee voted last Monday to take the unusual step to release Nunes’ memo that had been touted by the GOP in right-wing media for weeks as a major exposée on bias within the FBI and DOJ, spawning the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign. During that same vote, they also decided not to release the Democratic rebuttal.

Before today’s vote, President Donald Trump blasted “Little Adam Schiff” on Twitter as House intelligence Democrats readied their memo.

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Later in the day, he attacked Democrats as a whole as “treasonous” for not clapping during his State of the Union address.


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New York’s coronavirus crisis tracked back to European travel — not China: scientists

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that scientists have tracked the cases of coronavirus in New York back to travel from Europe.

The Times explained that genomes show the link to those who came down with the virus back in February.

President Donald Trump has been celebrating his decision to shut down some travel from China, though not all travel. A whopping 430,000 people have traveled from China to the United States since the coronavirus crisis.

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Warrant for journalists from Jerry Falwell Jr. came from Liberty University’s own police

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A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University's campus.

Upon further examination of the warrant, the police officer who signed the warrant was Detective/Sgt. A.B. Wilkins 206 LUPD. The LUPD is not the Lynchburg Police Department nor is there a Sgt. or Detective A.B. Wilkins. It's the police department under the authority of Liberty University.

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Trump defenders Diamond and Silk locked out of Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Fox Nation hosts Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond & Silk, were temporarily locked out of Twitter on Wednesday for urging people to go outside and develop immunity against the coronavirus.

“The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” the pair tweeted from their joint account.

A spokesperson for Twitter told Mediaite their account was locked over the tweet.

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