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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.

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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.

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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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director

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According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.

Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.

"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."

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