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MSNBC analyst slaps down Lindsey Graham for lying about Bill Barr’s role in the Mueller report

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Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Cynthia Alksne on Monday said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wasn’t telling the truth when he claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller gave his report to Attorney General Bill Barr to decide if President Trump was in the clear. In fact, she said, Barr had “injected himself” into the process — and now Republicans were trying to keep the full report hidden.

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Mueller “knew that he was not allowed, under Department of Justice policies, to indict the president”, Alksne said. “What did he do? He laid out all the positives on one side and negatives on one side, and the positives and negatives on the other, and he teed it up for Congress.”

“Lindsey Graham said, ‘oh, Bob Mueller sent it up to Attorney General Barr to decide.’ There’s no evidence that’s true,” she continued. “Bill Barr is the one who injected himself into this process. It is not his place to decide.”

Alksne said that the American people would eventually see the Mueller report, but predicted it would be like pulling teeth.

“I don’t really believe that they really want to get the evidence out,” Alksne said of Trump and the GOP. “They have what they want. Who are we kidding? They don’t want to get the positives and the negatives out, they want that hidden.”

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“The House is going to have to demand to see the full report if they want to get it,” she continued. “It is not going to be enough to subpoena Barr to come up to the House, we’ll have to hear from Mueller exactly what he found and what the underlying facts were.”

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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier

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Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.

The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.

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UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report

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At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.

Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.

There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.

The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.

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Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report

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Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.

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