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Ex-Congresswoman who nearly impeached Nixon calls Trump a ‘wimp’ for refusing to talk to Mueller

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On Wednesday, former New York Congresswoman, Elizabeth Holtzman sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to draw parallels to the Trump administrations Russian probe to Watergate.

“When is the last time such a vortex of alleged and confirmed criminal activity spun around the United States presidency?” Hayes asked.

“Watergate, and I remember it,” Holtzman said. “The tentacles are spreading and here it is the same thing. It’s was very sad.”

She said that President Donald Trump is a “wimp” for not sitting down with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“[He is] disturbing the facts,” she said. “The president on one hand, kind of a flim-flam, ‘Oh, I want to talk to the special prosecutor, and talk to Robert Mueller,’ but he is kind of being a wimp.”

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She said that President Trump would never sit in front of the special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“He is never going to go before Mueller to talk. The president is a liar. It is very dangerous for him to go forward. He is told so many different stories about so many different things,” Holtzman said.

“What it does is reminds me of is  Watergate and we are getting to a very close intense time for him,” she said. “Giuliani thinks that if the president doesn’t come forward and testify, that Mueller is going to give up. The subpoena is what triggered the downfall of Richard Nixon. I don’t know how the president can claim that he is innocent, if there is a subpoena, and he refuses to come forward. What is he hiding? Why is he hiding?”

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James Comey says it is ‘fair’ for Democrats to blast AG Barr at Mueller hearing

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Former FBI Director James Comey said it would be fair game for Democrats to go after Attorney General Bill Barr during Wednesday's televised hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Barr was highly criticized for releasing a letter summarizing the Mueller findings, which was found to be inaccurate when the redacted report was released.

"I heard from a source today, familiar with Attorney General Barr's thinking, that is nervous about being attacked tomorrow. What sort of exposure does Attorney general Barr have?" MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked.

"I don’t think he will be attacked by the witness or witnesses," Comey replied.

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Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple

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Police in Canada on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, had been reported missing in British Columbia but are now believed to be on the run.

They were last seen in the north of Saskatchewan province, driving a gray Toyota RAV-4, a spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sergeant Janelle Shoihet, told a press conference.

Both suspects are considered to be dangerous, police said in a warning to the public.

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Republican Marsha Blackburn shuts down applause as 9/11 bill vote unfolds in the Senate

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The funding for 9/11 first responders has officially passed the Senate after public outcry and significant lobbying by firefighters, police and others who worked after the Twin Tower attacks. But it was the emotional testimony from comedian Jon Stewart that drew much-needed publicity to the cause.

But as the bill was coming up for a vote, with the assurance it would pass, the gallery erupted with applause, with some senators joining in. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shut it down quickly.

"Expression of approval is not permitted in the gallery," Blackburn shouted, while banging her gavel. She proceeded to bang her gavel at least 25 times more and repeated again that any expression of approval was not permitted.

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