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‘This is not about the past!’ ABC reporter crushes Sarah Sanders after she blames Russian meddling on Obama

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was grilled on Tuesday about why President Donald Trump has not authorized the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command to stop Russian attempts to hack the 2018 elections.

During Tuesday White House briefing, ABC’s Jonathan Karl noted that Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, had told Senators that he had not received authorizations from the White House to combat Russian attacks at the source.

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“We are looking at a variety of different ways,” Sanders insisted.

“But Admiral Rogers is the one that would have the agency that could actually go and confront the Russian intrusion at the source,” Karl insisted. “And he hasn’t been given the authority. In fact, he says the Russians haven’t paid a sufficient price to make them change their behavior.”

“All he needs is a presidential directive, the authority,” the ABC correspondent added before being interrupted by Sanders.

“I disagree with the premise of the question,” she argued. “It’s not just one individual.”

“He’s in charge of Cyber Command!” Karl exclaimed. “Why not give him the authority?”

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“Nobody is denying him the authority!” Sanders shot back. “We’re looking at a number of different ways that we can put pressure [on the Russians]. This president… has been much tougher on Russia than his predecessor. Let’s not forget that this happened under Obama. This didn’t happen under President Trump. If you want to blame somebody on past problems then you need to look at the Obama administration.”

“This is not about the past!” Karl pointed out. “This is about preventing intrusion in the next election. He says he needs the authority and hasn’t been given it.”

“I can’t speak to that,” Sanders replied.

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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New Trump rules give his own golf courses freedoms to pollute Florida — and 6 other states

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President Donald Trump's golf courses could end up polluting streams and wetlands under a new rule by his administration.

"The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens," The New York Times reported Wednesday.

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