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The View explodes after Meghan McCain insists on bringing up Obama to defend Trump

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A clash broke out on “The View” after conservatives Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman blamed Barack Obama for inhumane policies against immigrants.

The conservative National Review complained that President Donald Trump has drawn more widespread media criticism than Obama, and Huntsman conceded the current president’s rhetoric drew more attention to his actions than his predecessor.

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“We can call out BS on both to be honest, because of the president’s rhetoric, I think, we’re shining such a light on this,” Huntsman said.

Huntsman cited statistics that showed undocumented children fell into the hands of human traffickers under Obama, and co-host Sunny Hostin stepped in.

“The last I checked President Obama is no longer in office,” Hostin said. “President Trump is in office, and he’s destroying the country. This ‘but Obama’ defense doesn’t work for me.”

She said recent reporting showed the Trump administration was still separating families at the border, and McCain jumped on her for saying she didn’t care what abuses might have taken place under Obama.

“If you’re infuriated now, you should have been infuriated then — that’s all I’m saying,” McCain said.

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Goldberg pointed out that Obama had deported more immigrants than his predecessors, but she said congressional Republicans did nothing to stop him or help make laws more humane, and Hostin chimed in.

“I will yell from the hills about separating children from their parents,” Hostin said.

McCain complained that she was changing the subject.

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“First of all, we’re talking about tear gas — we were talking about tear gas, not children being separated,” McCain said. “The other thing I want to say is that I come on here a lot and concede when Republicans are making mistakes. I did it yesterday, the woman who became senator in Mississippi, I did it about Hillary Clinton. It would be nice if my friends on the left conceded when they were wrong.”

“You’re not mad when Obama did it but you’re mad when Trump did it,” she added.

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Goldberg strongly disagreed.

“I’m calling BS on that,” she said.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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