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Conservative columnist calls for investigation into Devin Nunes over possible obstruction of justice

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Might Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) someday face obstruction of justice charges for his efforts to undermine the investigation into Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia in the 2016 election?

In a new piece for the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin lays out the possible case against the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Among the incidents She cites are Nunes working with the White House to review classified documents related to the Russian investigation, the many lies in the memo he released about the the Mueller investigation and his outing of a confidential source.

Some of Nunes’ behavior is covered by a Constitutional clause that protects Congressional speech and debate, Rubin says, but not all of it.

“There is nothing official in sneaking over to the White House to review classified materials and then publicly misrepresenting them,” she writes. “There is nothing official in outing a confidential source.”

Nunes has gotten away with his antics because prosecutors have bigger fish to fry, Rubin argues.

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But eventually she hopes that he will be fully investigated.

“For now, the focus of the Russia investigation properly has been on the president’s action and those of others in the White House and Trump orbit,” she writes. “However, we shouldn’t forget about Republican representatives’ malfeasance and the goings-on between Trump loyalists in Congress and those in the White House.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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