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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.”

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.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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Trump flips out over ‘RIGGED’ hearings as Democrats grill Hope Hicks

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President Donald Trump ranted on Twitter while his former communications director testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

Hope Hicks complied with a congressional subpoena and testified behind closed doors to the Democrat-led panel, and the president raged online as word leaked out that a White House lawyer was objecting to many of the questions about her government service.

"The Dems are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, so after almost 3 years, they want a Redo, or Do Over. This is extreme Presidential Harassment," Trump tweeted. "They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks."

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Soledad O’Brien shames the press for calling Trump’s lies about Central Park 5 a ‘controversial stance’

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Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien has once again called out media outlets for whitewashing President Donald Trump's blatant lies.

This time, O'Brien took issue with a USA Today headline that mischaracterized Trump's lies about five black men who were falsely accused of raping a woman in New York's Central Park in the 1980s, only to have their convictions vacated in 2002 after DNA evidence exonerated them and another man confessed that he was the man who committed the brutal Central Park rape more than a decade earlier.

Instead of calling out Trump for lying about the case, the paper simply called Trump's continued assertions of their guilt a "controversial stance."

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