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Barr’s summary can’t whitewash Trump’s ‘long list of unpatriotic activity’: Dem lawmaker

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Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) told CNN’s John Berman on Friday that he believes Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has nothing to apologize for when it comes to accusing President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia.

Himes said that even though Attorney General Bob Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report could not establish that Trump engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russia, it didn’t absolve the president or his campaign from engaging in sleazy behavior that harmed American democracy.

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“Maybe the president’s actions didn’t rise to the level of a criminal conspiracy… but it was a long list of inappropriate, unpatriotic activity that was evidence — real evidence — of something possibly going wrong,” he said. “I’m willing to conceded today that it wasn’t a criminal conspiracy, but remember, none of these activities were appropriate.”

On Thursday, Schiff went on a long rant against the president and his campaign during a House Intelligence Committee meeting, in which he said he was “not OK” with Trump campaign officials meeting with alleged Russian agents and encouraging them to leak damaging material that they had stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Himes said he believed those facts alone constituted a scandal, and that Mueller’s full report would demonstrate just how badly the Trump campaign had behaved.

“When the evidence comes out, it will not look good for the president,” he predicted.

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Trump slammed for lawless obstruction of Congress: ‘He’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution’

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On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.

"We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment," said anchor Victor Blackwell. "Do you think it's a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?"

"Yes," said Holtzman. "I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I'm still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what's bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he's taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he's cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way."

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Giuliani pummeled by ex-press secretary for ‘returning to the scene of the crime’ to create Ukraine chaos

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On CNN Saturday, Rudy Giuliani's former mayoral press secretary Ken Frydman harshly criticized his former boss for his ongoing efforts in the Ukraine scheme.

"As you've watched the former mayor over the last several years, have you identified a point at which things shifted for the man who I guess still is for some known at America's Mayor?" asked anchor Victor Blackwell."

"Well, yeah. I think when he went into business with Donald Trump," said Frydman. "You saw a — a severe change in his personality. He had a zealous need to make money, to be relevant. To be part of the political process. And you know right now he's making, I think, ill-advised decisions, like returning to the scene of the crime, Ukraine, to make a propagandist documentary. Almost as if he's playing, he and the president, are playing, 'catch me if you can.' The president will not participate in the impeachment hearings, and Rudy is off in the Ukraine doubling down."

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‘I haven’t had a personal cell phone for years’: Trump demands retraction from CNN — in tweet sent from his iPhone

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On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had spoken to Rudy Giuliani over unsecured phone lines.

If he was using an unsecured phone to talk to Giuliani about Ukraine, Trump would effectively be allowing the Russians to listen in.

CNN confirmed the unsecured phone use, reporting "President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN."

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