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‘Each incident constitutes a crime’: Nadler scorches Trump’s obstruction in blistering opening statement

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Tuesday delivered a blistering opening statement during a hearing on potential instances of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Reacting to White House efforts to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before his committee, Nadler argued that the president has demonstrated a clear pattern of obstructing investigations into his alleged misconduct.

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He then read aloud potential instances of obstruction of justice described in the special counsel’s report, including his efforts to fire the special counsel, his attempts to get former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of Mueller’s probe, and his request that McGahn lie about the president’s past orders to fire the special counsel.

“I believe that each of these incidents documented in detail in the Mueller report constitutes a crime,” Nadler said. “But for the Department of Justice’s policy of refusing to indict any sitting president, I believe the president would have been indicted and charged with these crimes.”

He then cited a letter signed by hundreds of former Department of Justice employees who argued that Mueller’s report demonstrates a clear case of criminal obstruction.

“I am not alone in this belief,” he said. “Over 900 former federal prosecutors from across the political spectrum whose job was to determine when the elements of the crime have been satisfied have stated, have agreed that the president committed crimes that would have been charged if he were not the sitting president.”

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Trump goes after Fox News’ Chris Wallace after Shep Smith departure

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President Donald Trump appears to be waging his own war against Fox News hosts that report the factual news and not opinions.

Friday, longtime Fox newsman Shep Smith was officially released from his contract, at his request and fellow Fox staffers are warning it's only the beginning. But now, it seems the president is seeing his sights on ridding the network of anyone who doesn't parrot his policies, politics, talking points or dares to fact-check him.

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Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit

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Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power.

Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump "the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history," saying that the president has been "selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit."

While Trump promised during the 2016 election that he would "bring troops home," it was likely assumed that Trump meant the decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work on the ground in Syria was mostly being done by Kurdish allies and not American soldiers. The number of troops on the ground in Syria, prior to Turkey beginning their bombing campaign, was relatively low.

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Fox News staff warns of an ‘exodus’ as consequence of Shep Smith resignation

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Fox Newsman Shep Smith had been working on splitting from Fox News for some time, according to a statement he released Friday. That moment finally came this week when he unexpectedly announced he was leaving the network.

As CNN reported Smith's departure is only the beginning.

"It feels like death in the news division," said one senior Fox employee. The source explained that many staffers were "shocked" at the news, and some were crying. "At least we had him."

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