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‘A massive red flag’: Former assistant US attorney warns of Barr’s unjust handling of Mueller’s report

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A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is expected to be released on Thursday. However, some pundits believe that Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of the report created a public distrust.

Former assistant US attorney Patrick Cotter suggested that Barr’s actions have created a “red flag” regarding  his motives.

During a Congressional hearing, Barr suggested that there might have been “spying” on President Donald Trump’s campaign. This word choice created a “massive red flag,” according to a report from Vanity Fair.

“What I find so disturbing is this statement by the attorney general, who, in the same breath, admits that he hasn’t carried out the investigation yet, but who characterizes it as criminal and inappropriate,” Cotter told Vanity Fair. “Spying is a prerogative. Spying is a judgment. Spying is a condemnation. It is an insult, and he shouldn’t have said it.”

“This is not some guy on talk radio. This is the attorney general of the United States testifying before Congress. Everybody’s words matter, but his words matter a lot,” Cotter added.

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Elliot Williams, a former DOJ official said it was surprising that Barr used the term “spying.”

“[It’s] such a radioactive term, and such a sensitive concept, that that was surprising, to say the least, to come from someone with his background,” Williams said.

“That just violates every concept of justice and due process and, frankly, fairness,” Cotter said. “And if you’ve got a Department of Justice that isn’t fair, you don’t have a Department of Justice. You have a department of something else.”

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

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There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.

But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

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Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders

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On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.

"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.

He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."

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