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Watch MSNBC’s Morning Joe torch Trump attorney Jay Sekulow for requesting a Mueller ‘timeout’

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Responding to comments made by one of Donald Trump’s attorneys that investigating statements made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly firing him will lead to a much needed legal “timeout” for the president, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough went on a rant disabusing the attorney of the notion.

Speaking on his own “Jay Sekulow Live” show, the attorney discussed the possibility of major changes at the Justice Department, saying, “I think it’s a review that has to be thorough and complete and a review that has to include an investigation of what has transpired with all of these statements and all of these allegations and basically a timeout on this inquiry.”

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The “Morning Joe” host then torched Sekulow for living a fantasy world.

“So let me get this straight,” Scarborough began. “So if you and the man that you work for breach constitutional norms, create a 21st century version of the Saturday Night Massacre, throw basic issues of law and order sky-high over Washington, and if the president commits the single greatest act of obstruction of justice by any chief executive since Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night massacre, you think that should reward you and Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump’s lawyers with a quote ‘timeout?'”

“You see, Jared [Kushner] and Donald thought that if they fired [former FBI Director] Comey they would get a time-out — it didn’t work that way,” Scarborough sarcastically added. “Now let me ask you, Jay, since Donald and Jared got their way and fired James Comey, have they gotten a time-out, or has hell rained down from above on them for that foolish, foolish move that, again, breached constitutional norms against a guy that helped elect Donald Trump, wrote that letter 10 days out, had that press conference that nobody has ever had, the type of politicalized press conference in the history of the Justice Department or the FBI after deciding somebody was not going to be indicted?”

“You’re not going to get a timeout if the president of the United States has his Thursday morning massacre,” he warned. “You’re basically going to be thrust into an even deeper legal hell.”

“So if Donald decides to do that, all I can say is ‘buckle up, Jay, it’s going to get even uglier,'” he concluded.

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‘A slam-dunk-case’: MSNBC analysts predict GOP will defend Trump — and ‘the guy is going to get off’

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More evidence was outed Sunday as the Wall Street Journal revealed emails from EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who promised to keep the White House abreast of President Donald Trump's demand for an investigation by Ukraine. The news prompted an MSNBC panelists to explain that it wouldn't matter how much evidence was presented, Republicans will never vote to remove Trump.

Host Geoff Bennett asked about the witness testimony and preponderance of evidence that "all points in one direction at this point, that President Trump orchestrated this entire" Ukraine investigations.

"It's a slam dunk case, and yet we know the guy is going to get off," said Los Angels Times White House reporter Eli Stokols. "That's effectively what you're saying. Because all the testimony has lined up so closely, the fact that [EU Ambassador Gordon] Sondland has come to come in, and because testimony from [Ambassador Bill] Taylor and others, has had to change testimony, Republicans have no choice -- the president has no choice but to try to dismiss the entire thing as partisan."

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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Fire holds off Hong Kong police at campus as democracy protests escalate

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A large fire held off an apparent police advance on the Hong Kong campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were holed up early Monday, hours after officers warned they may use "live rounds" if confronted by deadly weapons in a dangerous escalation of the near six-month crisis engulfing the city.

Protests have rocked the global financial hub since June, with many in the city of 7.5 million people venting fury at eroding freedoms under Chinese rule.

China has repeatedly warned that it will not tolerate the dissent, and there have been concerns that Beijing could send in troops to put an end to the spiralling unrest.

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