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Paul Ryan insists the Nunes memo isn’t an attack on the FBI — but Republicans’ own tweets say otherwise

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said that the controversial memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) should not be seen as an attack on the Department of Justice or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, nor should it be seen as an attack on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

However, his fellow Republicans have been using the memo to directly attack the integrity of the FBI and DOJ — and they haven’t been shy about saying so in public statements on social media.

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“Having read ‘The Memo,’ the FBI is right to have ‘grave concerns,'” wrote Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Thursday. “It will shake the organization down to its core — showing Americans just how the agency was weaponized by the Obama officials/DNC/HRC to target political adversaries.”

“I have read the memo,” wrote Rep. Steve King (R-IA) last week. “The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate.”

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“FBI Deputy Director McCabe’s resignation is a step in the right direction,” wrote Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) earlier this week. “I’ll continue fighting on behalf of the American people to expose & eradicate corruption within the FBI and DOJ. Equal and fair treatment under the law must be upheld at all times.”

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Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report

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On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.

"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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