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‘His credibility is shot’: Kamala Harris torches Jeff Sessions for bringing up slavery in defense of DOJ’s ‘war on California’

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for attempting to use slavery to rationalize Donald Trump administration attacks on Californians.

Sessions’ Department of Justice sued California over so-called “sanctuary city” laws. Sessions escalated his attacks by accusing California of ‘secession’ and citing slavery.

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“There is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) charged. “It’s not wise, it’s not right and it will not stand.”

“Attorney General Sessions compared California’s actions — quite intentionally I think — to the actions of the slave states in nullification and secession during the Civil War,” Hayes noted as Sen. Harris chucked. “What do you say to that?”

“Indeed, indeed he did,” Harris replied. “Listen, as far as I’m concerned, Jeff Sessions should be advised — and I’ll advise him right now — that it’s a bad idea, for him, to start talking about anything to do with the history of slavery or reconstruction or the Civil War in the United States.”

“His credibility is pretty much shot on those issues,” Sen. Harris reminded.

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“But on the topic at hand, Chris, I think Jerry Brown is absolutely right. This administration and Jeff Sessions in particular have clearly put a target on the back of California,” Harris noted. “And California’s going to fight.”

Before election to the Senate, Harris served two terms as California Attorney General and was San Francisco’s District Attorney.

“It’s hypocrisy at its height. Again, I think there’s a distraction in that they’re trying to suggest that this is about the constitution when in fact, what they’re doing is playing politics,” Harris charged. “They’re playing politics and they’re playing politics with California.”

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“This Attorney General is doing that — and he’s going to lose,” Sen. Harris predicted.

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Historians demolish John Yoo for claim Founding Fathers wouldn’t want Trump impeached in an election year

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Comments made by attorney and law professor John Yoo on Fox News on the Founding Father's intentions about impeachment received a brutal debunking by two historians -- including one of his colleagues at UC Berkeley.

Appearing with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, lawyer Yoo -- who is infamous for providing President George W. Bush's administration with legal justifications for the torture of prisoners of war -- claimed that the Founding Fathers would object to the president being impeached in an election year.

According to Yoo, Democrats are getting it all wrong when they say the Constitution compels them to hold impeachment proceedings against Trump just one year before the election.

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McConnell drops a surprise on Trump — calls for an even stronger resolution to rebuke him

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated he opposes the bill out of the House to denounce President Donald Trump's military withdrawal in Syria because it isn't tough enough, reported Bloomberg's Steven Dennis.

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"My first preference is for something stronger than the House resolution," McConnell said according to Bloomberg's Laura Litvan.

She went on to say that McConnel wants a bill that outlines what action should take place in Syria.

McConnell said the House version was "curiously silent on the issue of whether to actually to sustain a U.S. military presence in Syria."

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Mad dog Trump and his Bible-thumping kennel pals: White House theocrats may be the biggest danger of all

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“I have done nothing to harm these people but they are angered with me, so what do they do, doctor up some income tax, for which they have no case… to harass a peaceful man.”

You could be excused for thinking that Donald Trump spoke these words of self-pity. In fact, they’re from Robert de Niro, playing that other gangster, Al Capone, in the 1987 movie The Untouchables, written by David Mamet.

Like Trump, a would-be dictator madly claiming the overwhelming support of the populace, the real-life Capone insisted that his criminal acts satisfied “a public demand.” He declared, “I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want.” And a certain percentage of the civilian population—Capone’s “base,” if you will—thought he was just swell.

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