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The View’s Meghan McCain compares bombs targeting Dems to Republicans getting ‘heckled at restaurants’

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Federal authorities are investigating a string of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and CNN, and “The View” co-host said those threats were similar to heckling faced by Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials in public.

U.S. Secret Service agents intercepted possible explosive devices sent to former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama after a similar package was detonated near the home of philanthropist George Soros, and another forced the evacuation of CNN’s headquarters in New York City.

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“I’ve been texting with my former colleagues at CNN, and they’re scared,” said co-host Sunny Hostin. “One former colleague said, ‘This is what happens when the president calls you the enemy of the people.’ I thought, my gosh, you know, the tone is coming from the top.”

Co-host Abby Huntsman urged caution in assigning a political motive to the bombs, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to make any such claims — but Joy Behar said she’s seen enough.

“Fox News hasn’t gotten a bomb yet,” Behar said. “I don’t want them to get a bomb, by the way.”

Behar said the Republican Party needs to push back harder against Trump’s provocations before someone was killed or injured.

“Every time he says things like the press is the enemy of the people, his entire party needs to stand up against him and say something,” Behar said. “Mitch McConnell, where is he? He’s the leader of this party.”

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McCain broke in to say the Senate majority leader was already facing similar threats as the Clintons and Obamas — and so are “The View” panelists.

“He’s getting harassed and heckled when he goes out in public to have dinner with his wife,” she said. “So are we.”

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward was taken to task for failing to warn Americans that Donald Trump's public statements on coronavirus were the exact opposite of what he actually believed.

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan interviewed Woodwood on "Axios on HBO" for an episode that aired on Monday.

Swan noted Woodward recorded Trump admitting that COVID was dangerous on March 19th, but instead of immediately warning America by publishing the bombshell, he saved it for his book Rage -- which was published on September 15th.

Woodward claimed that the world already knew the facts on coronavirus by the 19th of March, but Swan pushed back and pointed out that many of Trump's supporters ignore reality and instead trust Trump -- even when his views are not backed up by science or reality.

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‘It was all a hoax’: NYT destroys Trump’s claims of business success — in second blockbuster on his taxes

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President Donald Trump's tax returns have resulted in a second bombshell story by The New York Times.

"From the back seat of a stretch limousine heading to meet the first contestants for his new TV show “The Apprentice,” Donald J. Trump bragged that he was a billionaire who had overcome financial hardship. 'I used my brain, I used my negotiating skills and I worked it all out,” he told viewers. “Now, my company is bigger than it ever was and stronger than it ever was.' It was all a hoax," the newspaper reported Monday evening.

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Trump campaign accused of ‘laundering’ 170 million — companies linked to Brad Parscale are implicated: report

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The Trump campaign may be in legal hot water after a new complaint accused the organization of money laundering.

"The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission Tuesday accusing the Trump campaign of “laundering” $170 million through numerous companies, some with connections to former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale," Forbes reported Monday.

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