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Giuliani ‘sometimes tells the truth’ about Trump — and that’s why they keep him off TV now: Ex-federal prosecutor

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Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler said Monday he had an alternate reason for Rudy Giuliani’s absence from television lately — it’s not, as Giuliani claims, that there’s nothing more to say, it’s that he slips up and tells the truth about President Donald Trump.

Host Chris Jansing cited a report by Axios saying that the president was unhappy with his lawyer and, highlighting the discrepancy, asked Butler if he accepted that explanation.

“Giuliani’s main problem in representing Trump is that sometimes he tells the truth, and says something that’s different from the false narrative that President Trump puts out,” Butler said. “His last major appearance on TV, Giuliani slipped up and said that the Moscow Tower, Trump Tower meetings had gone on until the election, which seems to be right but that’s different than what Trump was saying. Same thing with regard to the Stormy Daniels payments last year.”

“That’s different from what Trump was saying at the time,” he recalled. “So it’s not surprising in light of these gaffes, and especially with the imminence of the Mueller report, that the Trump team would want Giuliani to chill out for a while.”

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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