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Ex-federal prosecutor shreds Bill Barr for covering up Mueller report: ‘He’s been prejudiced from the start’

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Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr has a lot to answer for when it comes to the redactions he’s making in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

When asked by Bolduan to list off things he would ask Barr this week were he a member of Congress, Honig immediately rattled off some significant unanswered questions about the attorney general’s handling of the probe.

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“First of all, I focus on Mueller’s summaries,” he said, referring to the special counsel’s office writing up its own summaries of its conclusions. “We know Robert Mueller did his own summary. I would ask, ‘Why didn’t you produce those and will you produce them now?’ I would focus on the obstruction… ‘Look, you made a call on obstruction — did Robert Mueller ask you to make your call or do you think he intended that for Congress?”

He also argued that Barr should be made to answer questions about his own bias against the entire investigation.

“Bill Barr has been prejudiced about this case from the start,” he said. “I mean this in the literal sense: That he prejudged it. Before he became attorney general, he referred to ‘so-called collusion,’ sarcastically, and called Mueller’s obstruction theory ‘asinine.'”

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GOP shamed by a presidential historian for not taking impeachment seriously

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Following the House Judiciary Committee's historic vote, sending two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the House floor, presidential historian Tim Naftali broke down why this impeachment was both important and different from previous ones.

Sitting on the panel with host Wolf Blitzer and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Naftali began, "Impeachment is the last best defense against those who would abuse their power. In our history, four times the Congress has turned to that tool to deal with a president that for one reason or another they felt was a challenge to the constitutional order."

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‘It’s all distractions’: CNN panel obliterates GOP for totally refusing to discuss Trump’s conduct

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A CNN panel on Thursday obliterated House Republicans for once again completely ignoring the substance of allegations against President Donald Trump and instead throwing out numerous distractions intended to deflect attention from the president's actions.

"It's been distractions about the Bidens, it's been distractions about conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the election," said CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero. "Yesterday, it was distractions about FISA and FISA so-called abuse. It was distractions from Congressman Gohmert reading calls from 1943! It's been all distractions and they won't wrestle with the actual conduct."

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CNN’s Jake Tapper does line-by-line fact check of Jim Jordan’s nonstop misleading statements during impeachment hearing

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Host Jake Tapper did a special web fact-check for CNN.com where he looked line-by-line into Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) claims about the impeachment proceedings.

He had four specific talking points that were disingenuous and outright false.

1. Jordan: "There was no quid pro quo in the transcript"

There absolutely was evidence in the summary of the transcript. Tapper began by explaining that Americans still haven't seen the full transcript or a recording of the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"If you read the summary of the transcript it clearly shows that after a discussion of U.S. military support for Ukraine, President Trump said the relationship is not 'reciprocal' and he asks Zelensky for 'a favor,'" Tapper said. "The favor? To investigate a conspiracy theory into the 2016 election and later in the call he says, 'one other thing,' he wants Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter."

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