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Rudy Giuliani lashes out at Mueller report and praises AG Barr on Fox News

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Former U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani on Fox News (screengrab)

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s television defense attorney, pushed back against criticism of Attorney General Bill Barr during a Saturday night appearance with Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro.

The former mayor of New York City said criticism of Barr was unfounded.

“Because if you just look at Bill Barr and you listen to him and you look at his background, this looks like completely phony political garbage,” he said.

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“Somebody on there — I don’t know if it was Nadler or somebody else — called him a political hack. That’s ridiculous,” he argued.

“He was confirmed unanimously when [George H.W. Bush] nominated him, should’ve been confirmed unanimously now,” he argued.

“It was like 93 to 7, something crazy like that,” Pirro claimed.

“Okay, so pretty close to unanimous,” Giuliani replied.

The actual vote was 54 to 45.

Giuliani suggested that were it not for the media, Barr would be “getting praised today for having restored a sense of law, justice, and sanity to what had become a media circus.”

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Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.

Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.

Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.

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Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris

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The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.

Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN

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Trump supporter shut down on Fox News: ‘Turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist’

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University of Michigan economics professor Justin Wolfers mocked Trump 2016 economics advisor Stephen Moore on Fox News over the administrations bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Let's not have economists play epidemiologists here, mate," Wolfers said in his Australian accent.

"We actually tried Steve's prescription, which was not shutting down, that's what the sunbelt states did," he explained.

"What have you got? You've got spreading disease everywhere and you've got the economies there forced to shut down," he explained.

"We tried what Stephen Moore wanted -- it turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist," Wolfers concluded.

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