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House Oversight Dem blows the lid off Devin Nunes’ latest attempt to derail Trump investigations

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Democratic House Oversight Committee member Ro Khanna told MSNBC on Tuesday that former House Intel chair, California Republican Devin Nunes, was trying to “kill” the Michael Cohen hearings with his call to make all three sessions open to the public.

“A lot of Americans will say, ‘hey, that’s great. That’s a push for transparency,” noted host Ali Velshi of Nunes’ statement as co-host Stephanie Ruhle rolled her eyes and laughed “not really”, and asked Khanna what the problem was.

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“The hearing tomorrow with the oversight committee is going to be open,” Khanna replied. “The intelligence one can’t be open. We can’t have Michael Cohen talking about sensitive information about the United States’ relationship with Russia or what Mueller is doing. I don’t think Americans would want that kind of information to be public.”

But Ruhle wasn’t satisfied. “Why would Devin Nunes of all people be saying, ‘no, let’s not have this be closed, let’s open it up,'” she asked. Khanna smiled.

“Because Devin Nunes knows that would be a way to kill the hearings,” he said. “He’s not acting in good faith.”

“Michael Cohen is someone who’s afraid. He’s been intimidated by the president,” Khanna continued. “We should understand the enormous pressure he’s under. He’s got the president of the United States calling his father-in-law criminal, threatening his family.”

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Khanna rebutted Ruhle’s suggestion that he might feel any sympathy for the president’s former fixer

“I feel that he shouldn’t be intimidated. I think what we need to do at this committee is just let him tell the truth,” he said. “I think that’s in his interest, and that would be good for the healing of this country.”

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Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson send anti-trans signals to Trump’s evangelical base

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While Trump grabs headlines, his Cabinet members quietly use transphobia to shore up white evangelical support

The white evangelical vote is almost certainly a lock for Donald Trump in 2020, but it appears the president is taking no chances of losing this critical voting block. One major part of that strategy appears to be quietly deploying his Cabinet members, especially those associated with the Christian right, to generate stories highlighting the Trump administration's overt bigotry toward trans people, and its eagerness to deprive trans Americans of basic rights.

Just this week, both Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson snagged coverage by making community visits that were ostensibly for noble purposes, but were clearly meant to signal to Christian right voters their hostility to trans rights.

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Intelligence official directly contradicts Trump administration’s excuses for suppressing whistleblower

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A top official in the intelligence community has disputed the factual basis for the Trump administration’s suppression of a whistleblower complaint believed to regard the potential misconduct of the president himself, a new letter released Thursday revealed.

The letter was made public by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA). He is locked into a fierce and potentially explosive dispute with an array of forces within the administration to obtain the complaint, which was made through proper channels by an intelligence official last month to the community’s inspector general. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was “credible” and “urgent,” and subsequent reporting from the Washington Post found that it concerns a “promise” made by Trump in communication with a foreign leader.

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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