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‘Beyond repugnant’: Internet demands ABC fire ‘disgusting’ Roseanne Barr after her ‘virulently racist’ tweet

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After Roseanne Barr attacked an African American former Obama aide by claiming she looks like the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby, Twitter converged into a sea of condemnation for the now-Trump-supporting TV star.

“Apart from being virulently racist,” Irish pundit Liam Farrell tweeted, “what does this mean?”

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Richelle Carey of Al Jazeera English, meanwhile, noted how differently Barr is treated from black athletes who protest police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem.

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynsk got a response from Barr after tweeting that the star is “making it really hard” for ABC to ignore her racist statements.

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“It’s a joke,” Barr replied, but the KFILE journalist wasn’t having it.

“I understand it’s a joke,” he responded, “but can you see why some people think comparing a black woman to Planet of the Apes might be racist and find the Muslim Brotherhood reference to be conspiratorial and Islamophobic?”

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

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