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Rachel Mitchell spotted ‘laughing and tossing back beers’ with Grassley staff after Ford-Kavanaugh hearing: report

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IQ) and Maricopa prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, composite image.

The sex crimes prosecutor hired by the Senate Judiciary Committee to interrogate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went out drinking with Republican operatives working for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Friday, Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett reports.

Maricopa County, Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was hired by Senate Republicans to question Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and attempted rape when she was a 15-year-old high school student.

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Republicans ended Mitchell’s role when she began to question Kanaugh and began pointing out inconsistencies in his testimony.

The day after the hearing, Mitchell was reportedly in good spirits while celebrating with Grassley’s staff.

“She was laughing and tossing back beers with Grassley’s staff at Union Pub on Friday,” Bassett tweeted on Monday. “She knows who she works for.”

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After having drinks with Grassley’s staff, Mitchell sent Judiciary Republicans a five-page memo claiming a “reasonable prosecutor” would not pursue Ford’s case.


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Expert: Trump in a ‘dangerous’ battle with Bloomberg to win Texas for Biden

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg this week revealed that he's making a major last-minute ad blitz aimed at winning both Texas and Ohio for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

According to the New York Times, Bloomberg's Independence USA super PAC is "directing millions toward television advertising" in the two states in the hopes of swaying undecided voters into backing Biden instead of President Donald Trump.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court.

The "Morning Joe" host -- an ex-Republican -- said Democrats should throw McConnell's words back in his face to make the case for expanding the court if they retake the majority, after Republicans brazenly violated their own precedent to ram through Amy Coney Barrett.

"I love watching stuff like this," Scarborough said. "This is, like, do I need some popcorn? No, I'll tell you why. Every word that Mitch McConnell -- every single word -- and if Democrats have half a brain, and if they're not wimps, they will actually lift that speech word for word and use it when they expand the court to 11 or 12 justices."

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Trump ‘is in a state of panic’ as he sees ‘the walls closing in’: MSNBC’s Heilemann

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During an MSNBC discussion of the curious choices Donald Trump's campaign is making about his rally locations, "Morning Joe" regular John Heilemann stated the president "is in a panic" and can't think straight --even more than normal -- because he knows he's losing badly.

With only seven days ago, the president has been holding two to three rallies per day, which led "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough to ask Heileman if there is a strategy behind the choices the president is making.

"I think the president's in a state of panic," the MSNBC regular asserted. "I think that's the only real answer and I think you see things like -- you guys pointed to in the last hour when you talk about Trump being up in New Hampshire is good example of that kind of panic."

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