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Trump promotes inaccurate Fox News segment that blames Sally Yates for so-called ‘Spygate’ scandal

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President Donald Trump on Monday cited a Fox News segment that promotes the bizarre idea that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is somehow to blame for his made-up “Spygate” scandal.

After Yates told CNN that Trump has enacted an “all-out assault on the rule of law” in his repeated attempts to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice at large, the president took to Twitter to once again attack the DOJ.

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“Sally Yates is part of concerns people have raised about bias in the Justice Dept,” the president tweeted, quoting George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley. “I find her actions to be really quite unbelievable.”

After it was revealed that a professor named Stephen Halper acted as an informant for the FBI to assess whether there were any credible links between the Trump campaign and Russia, the president hit the ground running by claiming he was spied on and calling it a “scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before.” He has since called for an investigation into the reports, which he’s dubbed “Spygate.”

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The president and his allies at Fox News have promoted the phony theory that the Obama administration surveilled the Trump campaign “for political purposes” — a claim Turley has furthered repeatedly at the right-wing network.

“The public is growing a little tired with partisans sort of filtering all of these issues,” the GWU professor said on Fox, apparently un-ironically.

Watch below, via Fox News:

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Three judges suspended for drunken 3 AM fight at White Castle — that ended with two shot

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Three judges were suspended after engaging in a drunken shooting outside a White Castle.

"Three Indiana judges involved in a Downtown Indianapolis fight in May that ended with two of the judges shot have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined they committed judicial misconduct," the Indianapolis Star reports. "In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court said judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina Bell 'engaged in judicial misconduct by appearing in public in an intoxicated state and behaving in an injudicious manner and by becoming involved in a verbal altercation.'"

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What Zelensky knew: The devastating and darkly ironic impact of Trump’s attempt to bribe Ukraine

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In their effort to exculpate President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry, Republicans put Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s denial that he ever felt pressure from the White House to open up investigations into Democrats at the center of their argument. A new GOP memo says that both leaders have acknowledged “there was no pressure” on the famous July 25 call that sparked the inquiry and thus argues that the allegations made by Democrats that Trump abused his power don’t hold.

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Greta Thunberg says ‘people must finally wake up’ to the fact Trump is ‘so extreme’ on climate change

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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was "so extreme" that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.

She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

"He's so extreme and he says so extreme things, so I think people wake up by that in a way," the 16-year-old said from on board a sailboat preparing to depart from the East Coast town of Hampton, Virginia for Europe early Wednesday.

"I thought when he got elected, now people will finally, now people must finally wake up," she continued.

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