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Republican lashes out at Trump’s DOJ after Fox News host ridicules GOP’s failed attempts to nail James Comey

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Outgoing California Republican Darrell Issa unloaded on President Trump’s management of the Deprtment of Justice after being publicly ridiculed by Harris Faulkner, host of Fox News’ Outnumbered for his party’s quixotic pursuit of former FBI director James Comey.

“Even some of your own colleagues in the House have criticized how this has been handled,” Faulkner asked Issa. “Is James Comey better at this than Republicans are? You’ve had several bites at the apple.”

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“He has a huge advantage for it: the clock,” Issa responded bitterly, saying the DOJ simply didn’t have time to provide the information demanded by the Republicans. “This department of justice, under no real management, continues to withhold information and even cause him to withhold information on those occasions which he knew something.” Prompted by Faulkner to expand on his thoughts, Issa unloaded on the president and his appointees.

“It’s very clear that between the time President Trump came into office and now, these U.S. Attorneys and the FBI have continued to do whatever they want,” he complained. “It’s not just a special prosecutor. Jeff Sessions was a good senator, but he clearly did not take control of the Department of Justice.”

“This is a Department of Justice that institutionally continues to not want to cooperate with Congress,” Issa went on. “This is where the new attorney general has to come in and at least restore some level of cooperation in Congress’ legitimate oversight.”

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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident

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It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.

After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.

"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."

Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.

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Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist

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New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.

It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.

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Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square

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Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.

Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.

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