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Ex-White House official turns on Barr after ‘giving him the benefit of the doubt’: He’s ‘in Trump’s pocket’

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On Friday, David Gergen flipped on Attorney General Bill Barr for protecting President Donald Trump.

Gergen, is a CNN political commentator, and he also served as a presidential adviser for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. He noted that Trump has Barr “in his pocket.”

Barr gave his first interview since becoming attorney general to Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer. During the interview, Barr talked about his commitment to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

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“Barr is now also parroting the president when it comes to the word ‘spying,’ which is what the president used to describe what happened to his campaign,” CNN host Erin Burnett said. “David, why is Barr kowtowing to Trump on this?”

Gergen explained that Barr acts like Trump’s personal attorney, and not the attorney general for the country.

“He presented himself to the Congress and he basically made a pledge that he would be an independent attorney general. That he would be the nation’s top attorney. What he has done over the last few weeks, is become the president’s top attorney,” Gergen explained.

Adding, “He is acting as if he is in the president’s pocket. He has become the No.1 defender of the president. And to go on Fox News and give what can only be construed as a very partisan tangent and leaning interview about all of this is deeply distressing.”

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“I was among those saying we should give him the benefit of the doubt. I can’t understand why he would let his legacy crumble,” Gergen said.

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‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump

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Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.

Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.

On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."

"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."

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New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump

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An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.

Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.

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Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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