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Barr denounced by DOJ veterans: ‘We can’t trust anything this attorney general says’

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Three Justice Department veterans denounced Attorney General William Barr’s misleading claims about the possibility of special counsel Robert Mueller testifying.

House Democrats want the special counsel to testify about his 22-month investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia and apparent efforts to obstruct justice, but the White House has asserted executive privilege over Mueller’s full report and the underlying evidence.

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That appears to contradict Barr’s claim that “it’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify.”

“So Barr’s claim (Thursday) morning that it was up to Mueller whether to testify was, at best, deeply misleading. Again,” said Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesman.

Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, agreed the attorney general had ruined his credibility.

“I’m starting to think we can’t trust anything this Attorney General says,” she said.

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Mimi Rocah, a longtime assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and an MSNBC contributor like Miller and Vance, underscored just how unusual that strong criticism was for these Justice Department veterans.

“I don’t think people understand how hard it is for someone like you (& me) to say something like that,” Rocah said.

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Vance agreed, saying she had served many attorneys general in her decades in the Justice Department without speaking out so forcefully.

“Beyond hard, right?” Vance said. “I worked for every Attorney General starting with Thornburgh in 1991 and ending with Lynch in 2017.”

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Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down

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Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors.

Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio Grande, a risky but potentially game-changing step when it came to the nation’s border wall system.

Fisher has leveraged his self-described “Lamborghini” of walls to win more than $1.7 billion worth of federal contracts in Arizona.

But his showcase piece is showing signs of runoff erosion and, if it’s not fixed, could be in danger of falling into the Rio Grande, according to engineers and hydrologists who reviewed photos of the wall for ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. It never should have been built so close to the river, they say.

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How Lindsey Graham keeps lowering his standards for Trump

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As the coronavirus pandemic spread and death tolls increased across the United States over the last three months, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., repeatedly raised the number of deaths he would find acceptable in defense of President Donald Trump's botched response.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car

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On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.

According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.

"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.

"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"

According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.

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