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MSNBC analyst slams new acting AG for promoting ‘pro-Trump conspiracies’

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Daily Beast reporter whose colleagues broke news that new acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker claimed there was “no collusion” between Donald Trump and Russia went on MSNBC to discuss the story — and had some thoughts on what the claim sounded like.

“What struck us and I think should strike a lot of people is a year-and-a-half before [Whitaker] came into the position to oversee the [Robert] Mueller probe, he declared, ‘The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,'” the Beast‘s Sam Stein told MSNBC.

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The reporter noted that the man who was controversially appointed to serve as acting attorney general appeared to have “predetermined the outcome of the investigation that he’s now overseeing.”

Stein also noted that in the SiriusXM interview from when Whitaker was a conservative pundit prior to joining the Justice Department, the former U.S. attorney also “said the only collusion was between Hillary Clinton and the Russians.”

“These are sort of these conspiracy theories that you see from pro-Trump media personalities, not the chief law enforcement official of the country — let alone someone who is overseeing the probe looking into this very question,” Stein said.

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera attacks former White House press secretary on Twitter as ‘old douche’

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In a bizarre moment, Sunday evening politics turned into a war of wards in President Donald Trump's Twitter comments.

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera responded to former press secretary Joe Lockhart, who had replied to one of the tweets Trump retweeted from Rivera.

"Gloom settling on Democrats as they realize they’ve taken their best kill shot & missed. Dems in despair. Republicans United. @realDonaldTrump survives & #Impeachment all over but the shouting," said Rivera, hopefully not literally saying that Democrats wanted to shoot or kill the president.

Lockhart responded to the comment by mocking the Fox News host, saying that he was only making the comment to help get his contract renewed.

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Cartoon Chief Justice tells Susan Collins to just quit and ‘go become a lobbyist’ already

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Cartoon Chief Justice John Roberts began the latest season of Stephen Colbert's animated show, which began its new season Sunday.

Facing the U.S. Senate, Roberts observed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) dressed as a mouse.

"Oh no! Mouse in the chamber! Everybody forget this vote and run!" the cartoon senator said.

"Senator Collins, just go be a lobbyist," cartoon Roberts said.

As Roberts explained the rules to the chamber, Collins was then spotted spilling gasoline on the floor.

"Everyone, please remember, this is the United States Senate," Roberts said. "We must not degrade the sacred institution home to Strom Thurmond. Let us comport ourselves with dignity, prudence, and Senator Collins, what are you doing?"

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Republican senator admits he didn’t know about Bolton’s confirmation of Trump’s bribery — but still doesn’t care

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Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) still doesn't necessarily believe that President Donald Trump should be convicted, even though former national security adviser John Bolton revealed a first-hand account in his unpublished manuscript.

"Well, didn't know that until a little bit ago," Braun told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt. "I think that's a discussion we'll have have to contend with and it'll be here in a couple of days. When it comes to additional information, I think for many of us -- and I need to cite this because where I'm from, as much as president infuriates maybe half the country, it would be the opposite. And it is a tricky combination like I told Chuck Todd this morning, between using your conscience and having to decide what the people in your state are wanting."

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