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‘We are doing Putin’s job for him’: McCain shreds GOP for ‘partisan side show’ on Nunes memo

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hammered his own party on Friday for launching partisan attacks on the FBI and the Department of Justice.

McCain began by recounting what Russia’s government did to American democracy two years ago.

“In 2016, the Russians engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy,” McCain said in a prepared statement. “While we have no evidence these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling discord and dividing us from one another.”

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McCain then tore into his Republican colleagues to seemingly ignoring this threat and starting a war with America’s law enforcement agencies.

“The latest attacks on the FBI and Justice serve no American interests — no party’s, no president’s, only Putin,” he said. “The American people must know all the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why special counsel Mueller’s investigation must continue unimpeded.”

McCain concluded his statement by accusing President Donald Trump of creating “partisan side shows” to distract from the investigation — and he said that if Republicans keep launching partisan attacks on American institutions, then “we are doing Putin’s job for him.”

Read the whole statement below.

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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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