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Kamala Harris shreds AG nominee William Barr over his support for Trump’s wall

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday grilled attorney general nominee William Barr over his apparent support for a Mexican border wall — and got him to admit that he doesn’t know as much as he thought about the situation at the border.

“You mentioned that we need barriers across the board to deal with drug trafficking,” Harris noted. “Are you advocating a wall?”

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Barr responded by saying that he is “advocating a system, a barrier system in some places” before admitting that he would need to “find out more about the situation since I last visited the border.”

The California Democrat pointed out that most drugs that enter the US through Mexico do so at legal ports of entry — and then asked him when the last time he’d visited such a port was.

“Have you recently or ever visited a port of entry?” Harris asked.

“Not recently,” Barr responded.

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When pressed on when the last time he visited a port of entry was, the nominee admitted that it was when he was attorney general during the first Bush administration at the beginning of the 1990’s.

“So a couple decades ago?” Harris asked.

“Almost 30 years,” he responded.

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House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.

This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.

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‘This person has to be very senior’: Ambassador McFaul breaks down two possible whistleblower motivations

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America's former ambassador to Russia on Thursday broke down what we know about the whistleblower alleging wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.

Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on "The Beat."

"In my understanding, have -- having worked closely with the intelligence community, when I was in the government -- nobody that I know would go to these steps unless there was something really serious. This is not about the inappropriate use of classified material," McFaul noted. "It’s something much bigger."

"We’re talking about someone who is at a senior enough level to have this level of access, who knows the rules and knows they can lose their job or worse," Melber noted.

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

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On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."

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