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‘Beyond coincidence’: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi predicts ‘political’ motivation of bomb-senders

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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Wednesday noted the pattern of recipients of suspicious packages sent earlier in the day — and why those recipients’ criticism from Donald Trump makes the threats clearly “political.”

“Everybody who got a package is a critic of the president in some way,” the MSNBC host said while reporting live from the street outside of Time Warner Center, the home of CNN that received one such package.

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“As a news organization, you’re meant to be critics of the president and everybody else,” he added. “That’s what the news does. It holds power to account. Everybody else has been in opposition to or a critic.”

Velshi went on to note that it’s “beyond coincidence” that all seven of the suspicious packages identified so far “have gone to people who either have been critical of the president or whom the president has been critical of.”

“I don’t know that we can separate that,” he said. “I don’t know that we can separate the reality of who has received these potential pipe bombs.”

Later, Velshi made note of the cultural context in which the packages were sent.

“This isn’t just a potential bomber attack where somebody has developed these and sent them out in a coordinated fashion,” he said. “There is something political about this. Whether or not it’s directed by somebody political, the idea that we have created this permissive culture in which once you have decided these people are the enemy, whoever these people are, that is the danger that we have in this society. It’s a child of what we’re seeing now.”

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Nicolle Wallace tells Colbert why she cursed at Fox News host Laura Ingraham — and that she left the GOP

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace appeared on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Wednesday after spending hours analyzing the impeachment hearings that began that morning.

One of the first things Colbert asked about was the recent smackdown from Wallace about Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her guests going after Col. Alexander Vindman. Ingraham proposed that because Vindman was born in Ukraine that he was somehow a traitor to the United States for coming forward about President Donald Trump's admitted crimes.

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‘It takes a small mind to want to out a whistleblower’: Rachel Maddow blasts Trump and GOP

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In an analysis of the first day of impeachment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained to late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon why the impeachment hearings were a lot more rational than she anticipated.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) switched committees just to appear and ask questions and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) humiliated himself, but aside from that, Maddow said she was surprised there were reasonable questions, and everyone remained calm.

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Seth Meyers mocks Devin Nunes saying Dems wanted to find nude photos of Trump: ‘Literally no one wants that’

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his absurd line of questioning that accused Democrats of the impeachment is the same as the Russia scandal.

Nunes said that Democrats want the world to forget about their efforts to obtain nude photos of Trump, something Meyers countered with actual sense.

"Hey man, I guarantee you no one wants nude pictures of Donald Trump," Meyers said. "I'm not crazy about clothed pictures of Donald Trump. Also, I have to believe that if there were nude pictures of Donald Trump, the first person to show them would be Donald Trump. He'd probably hold a press conference with a giant poster board."

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