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Trump doesn’t get pass on obstruction just because ‘he’s stupid enough to do it publicly’: Ex-DOJ spokesman

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An MSNBC panel on Wednesday marveled that President Donald Trump sent out a tweet earlier in the day that said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should un-recuse himself and shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

During the discussion, former Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller said that Trump at times has seemed to recognize that some of his actions as president have actually been inappropriate and could conceivably get him into trouble.

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“If the president is taking direct action to conceal something, for example, when he asked all his staff to leave the room so he can have a one-on-one conversation with [former FBI Director] Jim Comey to ask him to back off [former national security adviser] Mike Flynn, it’s pretty good evidence that he was trying to conceal it, because he knew what he was doing is inappropriate,” he said.

However, just because Trump has shown some awareness in the past of trying to conceal some of his actions, that doesn’t give him a pass when he tries to obstruct justice in broad daylight.

“Just because he says it publicly, that doesn’t mean it’s not evidence of his guilt,” he said. “That’s powerful evidence against him. Just because he’s stupid enough to do it publicly does not mean it is any less damaging.”

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The two biggest attacks on Mike Bloomberg came from the women at the debate

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a target painted on his for the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas Wednesday, and all of the Democrats came out swinging.

After an attack by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) explained that there's a billionaire in the race who degrades women by calling them "fat broads and horse-faced lesbians," and it wasn't Donald Trump.

"I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg," she said. "Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women. And of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk. Look, I'll support whoever the Democratic nominee is, but understand this, Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another."

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‘Barr is a toady’: Jeffrey Toobin says talk of attorney general resigning is ‘just a big show’

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says he doesn't believe Attorney General William Barr when he claims he considered resigning from the Trump administration.

Sources close to Barr told ABC News that the attorney general had contemplated quitting because President Donald Trump's tweets make it difficult for him to do his job.

"Barr is a toady," Toobin explained during an appearance on CNN. "Barr is doing what he's told. He had this one statement, 'Oh, whoa is me, it's hard for me to do my job when the president tweets.'"

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Trump wants Ric Grenell to keep his ambassador job while also overseeing every intelligence agency: report

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was reported to be planning to appoint U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to serve as acting Director of National Intelligence — a position for which he has zero qualifications. The move raised immediate fears, given that Grenell is a hardline Trump loyalist.

But it doesn't stop there. Reports also suggest that the president intends for Grenell to keep serving as Ambassador to Germany at the same time as he is overseeing every U.S. intelligence agency.

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