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Conservative belittles ‘depressed’ Lindsey Graham for being a suck-up to ‘unhinged Trump and crackpot Fox News’ hosts

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In a brutally blunt column for the Washington Post, conservative renegade Jennifer Rubin didn’t have an ounce of sympathy for Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who recently whined that the whole government shutdown/Trump wall imbroglio has left him feeling “depressed.”

According to Rubin, it’s time for Graham and his GOP brethren to step up and do their jobs and go around President Trump.

Earlier this week Graham tried to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and wall funding by making a pitch for protection for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, only to see it shot down.

Following his failure, Graham lamented, “I think we’re stuck. I just don’t see a pathway forward. I don’t see a way forward. I have never been more depressed about moving forward than I am right now. I just don’t see a pathway forward.”

Rubin pounced.

“Graham and the other 52 members of the Republican majority in the Senate need a job description,” she sarcastically wrote. “Fortunately, there is one: Article I of the Constitution. Congress is the legislative branch, the only body with the power to levy taxes and appropriate money.”

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“The Constitution does not say ‘but ask the president first’ or ‘only do such things that the president definitely won’t veto.’ (To the contrary, there’s a provision to override vetoes in there — honest!)” she added.

Getting back to Republicans — and the ineffectual Graham — doing their jobs, Rubin wrote: “What Graham and the rest of his colleagues cannot do is simultaneously enable an unhinged, authoritarian president and uphold their oaths of office. And what they surely should not do is facilitate or encourage Trump to usurp the power of the purse.”

The conservative — who is a regular anti-Trumper on MSNBC — then took a shot at Republicans who seemed confused where their loyalties should be focused. — and it does not include not sucking up to the hosts on Fox News.

“There is no shortage of things Republicans can do to move ‘forward,’ as Graham put it.” Rubin wrote. “What is missing is any sense of obligation beyond defending an unhinged president and staying in the good graces of crackpot Fox News personalities. In throwing up their hands, they induce Trump to attack Congress’s power, the Constitution and the rule of law.”

You can read the whole piece here, including a suggestion to voters in South Carolina on how to deal with Graham.

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AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations — 10 days after he submitted his report

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Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.

CNN's Katelyn Polantz had filed a request to unseal documents related to the special counsel's investigation and on Monday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia agreed.

Chief Judge Beryl A Howell ordered the release of multiple documents, including Attachment B, which listed information on applications for court orders requested by Mueller.

The 65-page document shows seven cases that were closed on April Fools Day -- only ten days after Mueller submitted his report.

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Trump: I couldn’t have assaulted E. Jean Carroll because ‘she’s not my type’

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On Monday, in an exclusive interview with The Hill in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump reiterated his denial of the rape allegation by advice columnist E Jean Carroll, suggesting that he couldn't have done it because he wouldn't have been sexually attracted to her.

"I'll say it with great respect," said Trump. "Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?"

Carroll has alleged that Trump forced himself on her in a department store in the 90s, saying that he "just went at it  ... he pulled down my tights and it was a fight."

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Duggar parents ‘arranged’ disgraced son’s marriage — to cover up charges of child molestation: ex-church member

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When Josh Duggar was accused of child molestation, his parents rushed to arrange a marriage, according to celebrity gossip site Radar.

The family was made famous when "The Learning Channel," now known as TLC, began the show "19 Kids and Counting," featuring the family and their far-right religious ideology. The show was canceled in 2015 when Josh Duggar was accused of child molestation. The show then spun off "Counting On," about sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar and their marriages and children.

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