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WATCH: Watergate lawyer John Dean nails the ‘interesting timing’ of latest FBI bombshell

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Watergate attorney John Dean on Thursday evening pointed out that CNN had “interesting” timing when releasing a report on the inner workings of the FBI during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Earlier in the evening the network reported that immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI director James Comey, the bureau “scrambled” to figure out what to do.

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Many senior Justice Department officials, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, thought that Trump needed to be “reined in,” two sources who spoke to CNN said.

As a result of those discussions, then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe opened an obstruction of justice investigation into Trump — before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.

Dean commented during the panel discussion that the the timing of the bombshell report “is interesting” because Comey is testifying before Congress tomorrow.

“These are questions that are just perfect to be asked under oath before the House Judiciary Committee,” he said.

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“The timing of this is interesting,” he reiterated, “but it’s not surprising to me given the information Comey took back after his meetings, that the FBI would say, ‘we’ve got to open an .'”

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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