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GOP congressman: Jeff Session has ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ making him ‘sympathetic to his captors in the deep state’

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Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida suggested on Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a hostage of the deep state.

During an interview on Fox News, Gaetz called on Sessions to reverse his recusal in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

“I want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to renounce his recusal of this investigation,” Gaetz told Fox News host Harris Faulkner. “He said he’s totally unwilling to do that.”

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“It’s like over at the Department of Justice, he’s got Stockholm Syndrome,” the congressman added. “He’s become sympathetic to his captors over in the deep state.”

Gaetz said that Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate the FBI’s alleged surveillance of President Donald Trump’s campaign. In a tweet on Sunday, the president also “demanded” that the Justice Department launch a new investigation into itself.

Watch the Fox News video below via Aaron Rupar.

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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance

Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.

Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.

"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.

"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.

"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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