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Rep. Swalwell warns AG Barr to give Mueller report to Congress before Trump so he doesn’t ‘taint it’

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On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to Attorney General Bill Barr.

In response to the report, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that President Donald Trump has zero “credibility” to critique the report since he refused to be interviewed in person.

Blitzer asked Swalwell what he was going to be looking for in the report.

“We want the full report and we want it now. We want it before the president is going to get it or able to make any edits,” Swalwell said.

“Why should Congress get it before the president of the United States himself?” Blitzer asked.

“The president is a subject.  It’s inappropriate that he would even touch this. If he didn’t do anything wrong he would keep his hands off of it and say the public could read every word, and every sentence. If he is not going to do that then I think it will taint its release,” he said.

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“I’ll trust but we have to verify,” he added. “So we will ultimately see the full report because the president is outnumbered. We have subpoena power. I think we will probably have to hear from Bob Mueller himself. I don’t know how we could accept Mr. Barr’s word without knowing whether there were lines Mueller wanted to pursue and was not able to. I think the American people will need to hear from Mueller.”

“What will Democrats do if the attorney general declines to make everything available to Congress?” Blitzer asked.

“We’ll fight and we’ll win,” Swalwell said. “The American people voted so we have the subpoena power now and we have the courts that will back us up.”

“I do not want to hear from a president that was unwilling to go under oath as a subject of this investigation, attack a report where others so willingly did go under oath. He has no credibility. The state of the evidence will not include his testimony,” said.

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Swalwell added, “This is a test for the rule of law in our country right now. It’s had a wrecking ball taken to it. And what we do next will determine whether it still stands.

Watch the full interview below via CNN:

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally

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A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.

Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.

The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.

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The real threat to America isn’t Trump’s ‘deep state’ — it’s Trump’s corrupt state: Robert Reich

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Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America.

But with each passing day it’s becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn’t Trump’s Deep State. It’s Trump’s Corrupt State.

Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.

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