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Mueller must investigate why Jared Kushner was declared ‘unclearable’ by CIA for security briefings: ex-prosecutor

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Special counsel Robert Mueller needs to investigate why White House senior advisor Jared Kushner failed to pass the normal security clearance process, a former federal prosectuor explained on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Saturday.

Host Joy Reid interviewed former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade.

Reid began by showing a clip of Kushner from the summer of 2017 where he denied colluding with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

“My name is Jared Kushner, I am senior adviser to President Donald J. Trump,” Kushner said at the White House. “Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so.”

“I had no improper contacts,” he claimed.

“Donald Trump’s son-in-law had so many foreign entanglements that two career security specialists at the White House recommended that he not receive a top security clearance, citing concerns about potential foreign influence on Kushner, that’s according to two sources familiar with the matter,” Reid explained.

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The rejection was overruled by Carl Kline, the director of the Office of Personnel Security.

“If you’re Robert Mueller, are you thinking about calling in Carl Kline and asking him about this, given that what’s being investigated according to The New York Times is whether the president of the United States might be an agent of a foreign power?” Reid asked.

“I think so,” McQuade replied.

“And not just merely to look at whether, you know, Jared Kushner made false statements on his clearance forms, background forms, or are at risk of some sort of security concern, but whether this is part of the same conspiracy,” she explained.

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McQuade wondered if “the sharing of classified information” may have been “part of this conspiracy” with Russia.

“I think it absolutely fits within the scope of that investigation and so why — you know, Carl Kline, it’s a legitimate question to ask him, ‘Why did you overrule the opinions of career intelligence professionals thirty times in this administration?’ I think that’s a fair question,” she concluded.

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Donald Trump: ‘I’m actually a very honest guy’

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During an interview with ABC News that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that he resented former special counsel Robert Mueller's report because it didn't tell "the truth" and he is an "honest guy"... but also said that he would not have a problem with accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power.

The comments about Trump being an "honest guy" occurred when the president segued to the topic of the Mueller report after an unrelated question about polling in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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