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‘America has failed’ if Trump isn’t held to account for his ‘Nixonian’ presidency: Ex-Deputy AG

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Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Elliot Williams told MSNBC on Thursday that the Mueller report shows the sheer depth of President Donald Trump’s “Nixonian” interactions with former White House counsel Don McGahn — and said if he’s not held to account, the American people and its government “will have failed.”

“People pull the Nixon lever way too frequently these days,” host Brian Williams began, “but it is the behavior that McGahn was on the other end of that is the most Nixonian as you read through this report.”

“It is sort of shutting down enemies, trying to suppress stories. Frankly this goes back even before any of this,” Williams said. “When you are talking about things like the Deep State and the media being the enemy of the state and lying against you, this echoes a lot of the things that Nixon had said.”

“It doesn’t stretch logic to find that you also had a president who was verging on paranoid of all the institutions of government, and the people around him, and his attorneys, and his national security community, and on and on and on,” Williams continued. “And so there is eminently Nixonian behavior here that we’re seeing.”

“We have failed as a populace when we only hold our president and our elected officials and their staff to the burden of, ‘well, you didn’t commit a crime, you couldnt be charged, NBD, no big deal, just go on, nothing to see here, go about your jobs,'” he said. “We have failed and we have been failed by our government if that is the standard.”

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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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Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar

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At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.

One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"

Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.

Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.

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