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Trump is ‘trampling on the Constitution — no doubt about it’: House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings

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The chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said that the president of the United States is “trampling” on the Constitution.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was interviewed by MSNBC anchor Joy Reid during “All In” on Tuesday.

The host asked about being sued by President Donald Trump.

“First of all, I was not surprised because this administration has done everything in its power and use every means necessary to block the Congress from getting the information we need to do our job,” Cummings replied. “Not only are they blocking witnesses from coming forward, Joy, but they have not given us one document upon our request.”

Reid asked about impeachment.

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“Do you understand why a lot of Democrats say, ‘What is the Democratic House waiting for?”

“Joy, I understand completely,” Cummings replied. “A lot of us are torn. If this president continues down the path they are going, we won’t have a democracy. We understand that.”

“At the same time, going back to Speaker Pelosi, all she is trying to do is make sure we get all of our ducks in a row,” he continued. “Nobody is saying this thing may not end up in impeachment, but we realize impeachment is a very serious thing and we are going to do whatever we have to do first we have to do our research and do it exceedingly well.”

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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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