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Trump defender blows off prospect of Russian interference in Mueller report by blaming Obama

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During a CNN panel discussion on the contents of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the possibility the Russians may have worked with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, a Republican strategist tried to lay the blame on former President Barack Obama because it happened on his watch.

Speaking with “State of the Union” guest host Dana Bash and conservative Scott Jennings, former Obama communications director Jen Psaki said she was intrigued by what the Mueller investigation uncovered in the first two years of the Trump presidency.

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“You’re not taking a victory lap, but a lot of other Trump supporters are and there’s a danger there,” Psaki said in reference to no more indictments being handed down by Mueller before he submitted his report. “I’ll also say on your last point, what President Obama did — and I was working in the administration at the time — he asked the intelligence community to put forward every single thing they knew so that it could be presented to the next administration even though it was not an administration we supported.”

Jennings then dismissed the fact that the Obama administration investigated Russian influence.

“The election happened while Barack Obama was the president, ” Jennings countered. “I’m constantly going back to this in my browser on my computer. the story in the Washington Post where the unnamed Obama administration official said, ‘I feel like we sort of choked. we have so invested all this time and resources into collusion narrative and so little into the how did we fail at this at the end of the last term’.”

Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Karen Finney fired back, saying Trump has still done nothing despite overwhelming evidence that the Russians are still meddling.

“To that point, and to Jen’s point, the national intelligence apparatus came forward and said ‘guess what? This problem is still ongoing,” she lectured. “We have not seen any action by the Trump administration. So if your concern is what happened and why didn’t we do anything then, I hope you’re equally concerned that we’re not doing anything right now and heading into a very important election.”

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Bill Barr is serving notice to DOJ officials that he’ll ruin them if they investigate Trump: MSNBC host

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An MSNBC discussion about Bill Barr running interference within the Justice Department for Donald Trump ended with "AM Joy" host Joy Reid suggesting that the attorney general's very public "media blitz" over the so-called "Horowitz Report" is a warning shot to anyone in the DOJ who thinks about investigating the president.

As Reid explained it, "He did a whole TV blitz to basically say that his own agency, the FBI, was spying on the Trump campaign, something that the inspector general said did not happen."

Reid took that to its logical conclusion.

"Now he’s saying, ‘Well, I’ve got a different report that’s going to find the motivations’ that he’s basically saying are bad motivations by people in the FBI.  And if you’re that FBI agent and then you hear that Donald Trump may be again looking for foreign help and maybe again getting help from Russia or forcing help from Ukraine, what do you do?" she asked. "Would you then not be concerned that, should you go ahead and investigate foreign interference in our election, that William Barr may come after you?"

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Stefanik voters turning on GOP lawmaker after she threw away her credibility to defend Trump

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Over the course of the impeachment hearings, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has gone from a relative backbencher who sells herself as a moderate to voters in Upstate New York, to a theatrical partisan grandstanding for President Donald Trump and a top target of ire from Democrats.

But according to Politico, at least some of her voters appear turned off by her new stance.

"While Stefanik once able to strike a delicate balance between her Republican identity and her positions on issues like climate change, some think those earlier convictions are gone, like Phillip Paige, a former Stefanik backer and a member of SUNY Potsdam’s College Republicans," wrote Politico's Anna Gronewald. "A native of the 21st district’s Madrid, New York, Paige said he started to lose faith in Stefanik when she began supporting Trump as the party’s nominee in 2016. Paige supported John Kasich’s candidacy in that election. 'A lot of her boots-on-the-ground young Republican crowd has really become quite disillusioned,' he said. 'We saw her as what we thought the future of the Republican Party was and that really has been disproven. Unless, maybe the future of the Republican party is Donald Trump.'"

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GOP ridiculed for hyping Ohio anti-impeachment protest — and only a handful of Trump supporters showed

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The official Twitter of account of the Republican National Committee was buried in mockery after hyping up a video of anti-impeachment protesters in Youngstown, Ohio, where it appears only a handful of people showed up.

According to the tweet, "Ohioans are sick and tired of the Democrats’ impeachment charade. It’s time to STOP THE MADNESS!"

However, in the video from WKBN, which can be seen below, few people chose to show up for the cameras.

As one commenter noted with tongue-in-cheek, "Thought Ohio had a few more people than that."

That was the general consensus in the comments.

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