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Barr has only one chance to stop release of Flynn’s ‘smoking gun’ phone call transcripts: Ex-Watergate prosecutor

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During an AM Joy panel discussion on the bombshell revelations that former Donald Trump appointee Michael Flynn was reportedly in contact by phone with one of the president’s attorneys while he was under investigation, a former Watergate prosecutor said Attorney General Bill Barr only has one way to stop the release of the transcripts.

Speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Jill Wine-Banks said that Barr can’t rein in the judge, but can make it difficult for the court order to be obeyed.

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“This judge,” Reid asked. “Can William Barr somehow stop that?”

“He cannot stop a judge from ordering it,” former prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks stated, before adding, “Can he stop the production of it? Well, he is still the boss of Mueller and it is  Mueller that is being ordered to produce it”

“They obviously will have some problem doing it,” she continued. ” I think we have to move on because right now we’re still talking about process and not the substance. So we’re debating whether or not he can respond to subpoenas or stop them and, the Mueller report, when you read it and you get things like these transcripts, it is the smoking gun.”

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WATCH: Sally Yates clashes with Lindsey Graham for claiming Flynn was investigated over a policy difference

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Former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, answering questions regarding former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and his being the subject of surveillance under a United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant, also known as a FISA warrant.

At one point, Yates went head-to-head with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who accused her of partaking in a conspiracy to prosecute Flynn over a policy difference.

"You weren't investigating a crime, were you?" Graham asked Yates.

"We were investigating a counter-intelligence threat," Yates responded.

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‘Sign of desperation’: Trump slammed for ‘anti-religious bigotry’ over new attack ad on Joe Biden

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A new anti-Biden attack ad from the Trump campaign is filled with falsehoods, and ends by mocking the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee praying in a church. Some on social media are slamming the President and his campaign for "anti-religious bigotry" and "demonizing prayer."

"Deep in the heart of Delaware Joe Biden sits in his basement, alone, hiding, diminished," the ad begins.

Many Americans are sitting in their basements – that's where Biden's office and TV studio are – and they're sitting alone, and hiding, and diminished, so to speak, as a New York Times opinion column notes. But they are doing so because of Trump's horrific handling of the pandemic – the worst management of the coronavirus crisis in the world.

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‘America is out of its mind’: Texas doc goes on viral rant about pushing schools to reopen during pandemic

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A doctor based in Austin, Texas this week uncorked an angry rant about President Donald Trump's push to force schools to reopen in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Writing on Twitter, Dr. Pritesh Gandhi argued that American schools are in no condition to reopen at the moment, especially given that the disease is still infecting tens of thousands of people every day.

"America is out of its mind thinking we are even remotely prepared for school this fall," wrote Gandhi, who earlier this year made an unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for the House of Representatives in Texas's 10th Congressional District. "We are definitely NOT ready & if people say we are, it's either out of ignorance or arrogance."

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