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Trump and his AG nominee will try to ‘cover up’ the Mueller report: Senate Judiciary Dem

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A Democratic Senator warned Monday that President Donald Trump and his attorney general nominee William Barr are likely to try to “cover up” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report when it comes out.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told reporters after meeting with Barr that the AG nominee would not say whether Mueller would be allowed to testify or if the Justice Department would comply with a subpoena to release the special counsel’s report.

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“In effect, there would be a cover-up,” the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat told the Connecticut Post. “And that is intolerable for the public interest.”

The CT Post noted that although some Democrats think Barr is likely to be better than Matthew Whitaker, the man the president appointed as acting attorney general who is considered a Trump loyalist, Blumenthal said he does not agree.

The Senator whose family has been locked in a real estate battle with Trump for decades added that “since the Justice Department has a policy of not indicting a sitting president, the combination of no indictment and no Mueller report would be disastrous,” the report summarized.

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GOP appointees considered disloyal to Trump won’t be spared as president’s new hatchet-man begins purge: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, longtime government employees who landed their jobs because of their Republican bonafides are now coming to work each day with the threat of dismissal hanging over their heads if it is believed they are are not totally on board with Donald Trump policies.

Following a report that Johnny McEntee, a 29-year-old loyalist just installed to take over the Office of Presidential Personnel, is instructing "departments to search for people not devoted to the president so they can be removed," the Times notes that just because a staffer is a Republican in good standing doesn't mean that won't be booted.

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Here is why these Nevadans are betting on Sanders

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LAS VEGAS — Any doubts that Nevadans wouldn't show up for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were quickly squashed by the amount of people lined up to get into his Friday night rally in Las Vegas on the eve of the Nevada caucus: an estimated 2,020, according to his campaign. One would have been forgiven for assuming the crowd spilling out the main entrance and down the street had lined up to get into one of the city's hottest shows, not a "Get Out the Vote" event. Despite stereotypes that Sanders only draws support from the young (and mostly white), the crowd was visibly diverse in age, ethnicity and race. And anyone who didn't arrive already wearing the requisite Bernie gear had plenty of opportunities to buy some as they waited to enter the venue.

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Roger Stone’s dream of booting judge for sentencing comments brutally crushed by ex-US Attorney: ‘He’s met his match’

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance crushed any hopes former Donald Trump associate Roger Stone might have that his prison sentence will be voided due to comments made by the presiding judge in his federal trial.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Vance left no doubt Stone's latest legal gambit will collapse just like his previous attempts to squirm out of his trial did.

"Stone's legal team says that Judge Amy Berman Jackson's assertion that the jurors served with integrity shows bias," host Witt stated. "Do you buy that argument and legally would that be enough to get the judge dismissed from the case?"

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