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MSNBC guest claims there is a ‘debate’ over whether ex-government employees should have right to criticize Trump

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Attorney Mark Zaid

One MSNBC guest said Sunday afternoon that he isn’t sure whether former government employees should be allowed to speak out against the government after they’ve left.

The discussion was about the many former CIA and FBI officers who signed a letter in support of John Brennan after President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance. Attorney Mark Zaid said that he represents a number of those who signed the letter, but he didn’t sound as if he supports it.

Counterterrorism and intelligence commentator Malcolm Nance noted that there are hundreds of intelligence officers all over the world watching such stories and that it goes through their ears.

“They have to work in an empirical world without partisanship,” he explained. “They have to deliver, manufacture, and process product to go to the national intelligence consumers of this country. It’s going affect them in the long term. It absolutely will.”

“It is seen to be a growing problem,” said Zaid. “And I think there is a problem when you do have former leaders speaking out against the current president.”

Past presidents have remained mostly absent of commentary, positive or negative, on the current administrations. That changed with the Trump administration, as every living president has spoken out against Trump at least once.

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The intelligence community isn’t known for having opinions, much less vocalizing the views they do have.

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Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’

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Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.

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Trump is ‘completely shutting down’ oversight: CNN’s Toobin slams the White House’s move to limit Hope Hicks testimony

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On Tuesday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tore into President Donald Trump's White House for moving to limit what former Communications Director Hope Hicks can tell the House Judiciary Committee in her upcoming testimony.

Hope Hicks, a former communications official at the White House, will testify behind closed doors tomorrow in the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "But the White House is now saying she has immunity — she doesn't have to answer questions regarding the time she served in the White House."

"You said she's going to give testimony," said Toobin. "I believe she will attend the hearing. I think that's the accurate way to put this."

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WATCH LIVE: Trump’s 2020 campaign launch in Orlando

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President Donald Trump's fans stood in a storm through Florida as they awaited being let into the Amway Center for the 2020 campaign launch. Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinal was dropping a truth bomb on their reasons for endorsing "Not Trump."

Outside the Orlando rally, as fans were getting drenched, the president was leaving the White House ranting about how there were "both sides" to the false conviction of the Central Park Five. And once supporters finally made it inside the Amway Center, they were greeted with a message from a booming 1984-esque voice telling Trump supporters what to do if there are protesters.

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