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‘There is literally a picture of them’: Ex-US Attorney destroys Devin Nunes for claiming Papadopoulos never met Trump

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) insisted Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos never met the president — but a former U.S. Attorney smacked down his easily rebutted claim.

Nunes appeared Monday on “Fox & Friends,” where he tried to walk back unintentionally damaging evidence from a memo issued by his office about the special counsel probe in which Papadopoulos pleaded guilty.

“If Papadopoulos was such a major figure, you had nothing on him, you know, the guy lied,” Nunes told Fox News. “As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who — never even had met with the president.”

However, the former foreign policy adviser was photographed meeting during the campaign with Trump and then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

That fact wasn’t lost on Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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“This man @DevinNunes is the chair of the Intelligence Committee,” Bharara tweeted. “There is literally a picture of Papadopoulous meeting with the President. As far as we can tell, Nunes is not good at his job.”

Nunes also downplayed the drunken boast by Papadopoulos that triggered the FBI investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russia.

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“Look, getting drunk in London and talking to diplomats, saying that you don’t like Hillary Clinton — I think it’s kind of scary that our intelligence agencies would take that and use it against [an] American citizen,” Nunes said.


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Joy Reid says Trump ‘pulled a full Charlottesville’ by ‘fanning the flames’ of racism and ethno-nationalism

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid blasted President Donald Trump's racism during her opening segment while hosting "The Last Word" on MSNBC on Friday.

"That didn’t last long. Having read the talking points crammed into his hands by nervous Republicans for almost an entire day, Donald Trump pulled a full Charlottesville, praising his supporters who chanted 'Send Her Back' to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his North Carolina campaign rally as 'incredible patriots,'" Reid reported.

"Yep, 24-hours-ago, Trump -- per those nervous Republican talking points -- claimed that he disapproved of the racist chant about congresswoman Omar and even tried to stop it," she said. "He got nice headlines that claiming he was disavowing the chant from some of the news media who indulged in the false balance tick of pretending whatever the president said is true and it’s a given fact."

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Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader: ‘None of this is normal’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.

"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1152374273522241537

After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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