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Trump was ‘startled’ when he saw AG nominee talking about ‘warm relationship’ with Robert Mueller: CNN

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President Donald Trump reportedly had an adverse reaction when he learned that William Barr, his nominee to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, is friends with special counsel Robert Mueller.

“We are learning from sources that the president was startled as he watched bill Barr testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and describing the warm relationship he has with the special counsel Robert Mueller,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported on-air Thursday based on information from three sources with knowledge of the conversation.

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Trump, Collins added, “did not like that.”

“He was complaining to aides,” the White House correspondent reported, “saying he didn’t know how close they were and he didn’t know how much their work had overlapped previously.”

Nonetheless, Trump is not reported to be thinking about withdrawing Barr’s nomination.

“The president calmed down from being so upset about the new details that emerged during that hearing,” Collins said. “He said, ‘Bill Barr and Robert Mueller are part of the Washington establishment. That’s why they have this relation going on.'”

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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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