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‘She saw the writing on the wall’: Ex-CIA senior official says associate AG left before Trump could fire her

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A former CIA official who was law school classmates with newly-resigned Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand explained to an MSNBC panel Friday afternoon that her departure may precede that of the deputy attorney general.

Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash said there are two reasons President Donald Trump is interested in firing Brand’s immediate superior in the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. First, because Trump is quoted as saying he’d like to “get rid of” the deputy AG.

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Trump may also want to fire Rosenstein, the former CIA official argued, because he’s a witness to the obstruction of justice case against the president because he wrote one of the initial letters justifying the firing of former FBI director James Comey. 

“I’ve thought for a long time that it’s going to be very hard for Rosenstein to stay on overseeing the Mueller investigation to the end,” Bash said, “and Rachel may have seen the writing on the wall, said ‘This thing is coming right for me, I’m out of here.'”

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Trump busted for cynical reasons behind scheduling his COVID-19 press conferences at the same time everyday

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An MSNBC panel discussing the coronavirus task force's daily press briefing that have been hijacked by Donald Trump so he can be on television every day turned to explaining why they held at the same time every day.

With "Am Joy" host Joy Reid explaining that the nation's media is doing their best to try and "normalize" the president's behavior, she also called out the president for cynically scheduling the briefings to keep the public ignorant about how the coronavirus is devastating their own communities.

Noting that Trump has replaced traditional press briefings with a "hit TV show" in his eyes.

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Boom: Joy Reid explains why Andrew Cuomo ‘is the president’

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MSNBC host Joy Reid asserted on Sunday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is now the acting president of the United States for many Americans.

During a segment on MSNBC, a guest lamented that Donald Trump is the president instead of Cuomo, who has gotten national attention over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I have to admit that I am a fan of Andrew Cuomo," former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson said, "and wish very much that he were president of the United States now running a national battle against this virus."

"I mean, kind of, isn't he?" Reid said of Cuomo. "I mean, isn't he actually [the president]? I mean, in a way, he is the president."

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Navy captain fired by Trump over coronavirus letter tests positive for COVID-19: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, the Navy captain relieved of his duties by the Trump administration over a letter drawing attention to dangerous health conditions on his aircraft carrier has tested positive for COVID-19.

The report states, "Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family."

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