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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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Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.

His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.

Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:

Winners

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice,  and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.

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After bombing in #DemDebate internet changes Mike Bloomberg’s ‘death’ date on Wikipedia

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Someone online changed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's information on Wikipedia during the Wednesday debate to say that he died on Feb. 19.

After being ripped to shreds during the MSNBC Democratic debate, it became clear that Bloomberg wasn't quite as prepared as the other Democratic candidates.

The Wikipedia article was also changed to indicate that his cause of death was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

https://twitter.com/joshrobin/status/1230333066280886273

Bloomberg had several unfortunate moments, namely his refusal to release female accusers from nondisclosure agreements, he came out in favor of fracking, he blamed India for China's involvement in climate change, and many many more things.

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Internet slams ‘cringe-worthy elitist’ Mike Bloomberg for saying he’s too rich to use TurboTax

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At the Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stumbled after being asked when he will release his tax returns, when he suggested that he "can't go to TurboTax" because he's too wealthy.

Moderator: "You've said you'll release your tax returns, but why do Democrats have to wait?"

Bloomberg: "We do business around the world. The document will be thousands of pages. I can't go to TurboTax."

😂😂😂#DemDebate

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