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Ex-CIA spy reveals why she thinks Trump pardoned Dick Cheney’s chief

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Former CIA agent Valerie Plame is running for Congress for the district that covers Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. She told MSNBC Sunday that she doesn’t think there was any alliance that President Donald Trump had to Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff I. Scooter Libby, who he pardoned.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Plame about Trump’s motivations, which Plame claimed were purely political.

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“I think it has nothing to do with me,” she said. “It has nothing to do with Scooter Libby. It had, I believe, everything to do with Trump showing his cronies, ‘Look, you take care of me, I’ll take care of you.’ I’m pretty sure Trump really has no idea exactly who Scooter Libby is or why he should care, but he understood enough for a small group of people, it was a very strong signal.”

The Congressional seat is an open one as Rep. Ben Luján (D-NM) leaves to run for the U.S. Senate.

“What drives you to go — want to go become to Washington after what you experienced in the context of the Bush administration? I just have to ask,” asked Hunt, pointedly.

“Well, this is my home, and maybe it sounds a little corny, but I really look forward to the opportunity of perhaps serving my country again,” Plame confessed. “The last time it got curtailed before I was quite ready, and this opportunity opened up.”

She went on to say that if she didn’t run, she would regret it.

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Plame lived was based out of Virginia when she was outed by Libby as a CIA agent. It virtually destroyed Plame’s ability to serve overseas with any kind of anonymity. She and her family escaped to New Mexico to raise her children.

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These 7 details from the damning Sharpiegate report show it was a dark omen of Trump’s destructive potential

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While it was dismissed by some as an overhyped media obsession, the presidential scandal that has come to be known as "Sharpiegate" was, in fact, an early warning sign of the truly catastrophic potential of Donald Trump.

The story arose out of Hurricane Dorian, which began its deliberate march up toward the East Coast of the United States in late August and early September of 2019. It ravaged the Bahamas, and officials feared the damage it could inflict stateside. But then came a Trump tweet on Sept. 1, and later comments to reporters, in which he warned that Alabama was in the storm's path. He said it was among the states "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."

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Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.

Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."

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