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‘Bill Barr is just a liar’: House Judiciary chair shreds attorney general for working to make Trump a ‘dictator’

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) condemned Attorney General William Barr as a “liar” who was abusing his office to place President Donald Trump above the law.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — where an impeachment proceeding would begin — said the Trump campaign had clearly colluded with Russia and the president had obstructed justice in that investigation, and he said Barr had lied about what special counsel Robert Mueller found, reported CNBC.

“If you read the Mueller report, there was tons of evidence that they knew the Russians were interfering with the election on their behalf,” Nadler said. “They welcomed it, they wanted it, and they coordinated with it. Colluded, in a word. There’s no question about that.”

Barr, however, has repeatedly said there was no evidence of collusion, which Trump has been insisting for more than two years.

“Bill Barr is just a liar,” Nadler said. “and he’s just representing the president.”

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Nadler saw two possible motives for Barr’s behavior, and he said both were dangerous.

“The less charitable interpretation is he’s doing whatever he has to do, to protect the president personally,” Nadler said, “And he’ll hide whatever he has to hide. Lied may be too strong a word, but he certainly misrepresented very strongly what was in the report.”

“The more charitable interpretation,” he added, “is that he simply believes in the so-called unitary theory of government, and this tyrannical theory that any president cannot obstruct justice, that as long as he believes that he didn’t do anything wrong, he can stop an investigation. Which is a terrible doctrine because it would mean that you can’t investigate any president for doing anything. And that he is acting now to protect that point of view.”

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Barr and congressional Republicans are helping the Trump administration defy subpoenas and other constitutionally mandated legislative oversight, Nadler warned.

“They’re trying to say that Congress, representing the American people, can’t get information, and therefore, can’t function,” he said. “The effect of that is to make the president a monarch, to make him a dictator, and that’s what we’ve got to fight.”

Nadler, who has the authority to launch an impeachment hearing, said he first wants to launch investigations that could eventually garner public support for that constitutional process.

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“It depends where the American people are, whether they want to go that way or not,” he said. “I don’t want to make it sound as if we’re heading for impeachment. Probably we’re not. Probably, but I don’t know.”


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Joy Reid says Trump ‘pulled a full Charlottesville’ by ‘fanning the flames’ of racism and ethno-nationalism

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid blasted President Donald Trump's racism during her opening segment while hosting "The Last Word" on MSNBC on Friday.

"That didn’t last long. Having read the talking points crammed into his hands by nervous Republicans for almost an entire day, Donald Trump pulled a full Charlottesville, praising his supporters who chanted 'Send Her Back' to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his North Carolina campaign rally as 'incredible patriots,'" Reid reported.

"Yep, 24-hours-ago, Trump -- per those nervous Republican talking points -- claimed that he disapproved of the racist chant about congresswoman Omar and even tried to stop it," she said. "He got nice headlines that claiming he was disavowing the chant from some of the news media who indulged in the false balance tick of pretending whatever the president said is true and it’s a given fact."

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Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader: ‘None of this is normal’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.

"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1152374273522241537

After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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