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John Lewis explains why Bill Barr is afraid to release the Mueller report

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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) explained to MSNBC host Joy Reid Saturday why he’s not confident that Attorney General Bill Barr will release special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the public.

Lewis said he thinks Democratic leadership “will insist that we see the entire report and it be made available to the American people” and that he “100 percent” supports House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and his claim that he’ll subpoena Mueller if need be.

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The civil rights icon went on to say that he’s pessimistic about the possibility that Barr has already told President Donald Trump or the White House about what’s in the report.

“I’m not confident,” Lewis said. “I believe in Mueller, but I don’t have the same feeling for Barr.”

“Do you believe that William Barr would potentially, just based on his confirmation hearings, the things he’s written about this beforehand — do you believe that there’s a possibility that he might just suppress the report?” Reid asked him.

“It is my belief that he may just try to do what he needs to do to protect the president and the people who placed him in this position,” the Democrat responded.

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Kurdish forces warned they’d go to Putin and Assad if US withdrew: Former Trump envoy

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Now that President Donald Trump has made it clear that he will abandon Kurdish resistance fighters to be persecuted and killed by Turkish forces, the erstwhile U.S. allies are moving to cut a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to ensure their protection — all but wiping out U.S. support in the region.

Not only was this broadly predicted by experts, but according to The Daily Beast, former anti-ISIS special envoy Brett McGurk was warned explicitly by Kurdish officials last year that this would happen if America did not secure a deal to contain Turkey and ensure the Kurds' continuing security.

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Dems have enough on Rudy Giuliani that ‘they’ll be able to squeeze him’ to cooperate: CNN’s Lockhart

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is being investigated by law enforcement officials for his work in pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden -- and that could make him a valuable asset in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart.

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Lockhart said that Giuliani facing legal jeopardy could give House Democrats everything they need to make him a key witness during impeachment hearings.

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White House finally issues response to macabre video showing Trump as mass shooter

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The White House press secretary issued a terse condemnation of a macabre online video depicting President Donald Trump gunning down media figures and Democratic rivals.

The video was shown at a conservative political event hosted at a Trump-owned hotel and attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose successor as press secretary was forced to comment the morning after reports about the video began circulating online.

"Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video," said Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary.

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