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Republicans are now openly feuding as a top GOP senator turns up the heat on Trump’s family

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is taking criticism from his fellow Republicans Wednesday after multiple outlets reported that the panel he leads — the Senate Intelligence Committee — has taken off the kid glove around President Donald Trump’s family.

In particular, the committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to testify before his committee about some of the events detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

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It was a bold salvo for a Republican-led committee to attempt to force a member of Trump’s family to testify. CNN reported that Trump Jr. is considering taking the Fifth or simply not showing up to the committee.

Axios noted that the subpoena is a “sign that the Russia investigations in Congress aren’t over despite the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it’s time to move on from the Russia probe.”

And when news of the subpoena broke, many of Burr’s colleagues were not happy.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted that Trump Jr. “has already spent dozens of hours testifying in front of Congressional committees. Endless investigations—by either party—won’t change the fact that there was NO collusion. It’s time to move on. It’s time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations.”

“Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed…” tweeted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

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An anonymous source close to Trump Jr. told the Wall Street Journal that the subpoena was “an obvious PR stunt from a so-called ‘Republican.'”

While the Senate Intelligence Committee has a better reputation for decency and bipartisanship than the factious House Intelligence Committee, Burr’s history in this matter is checkered. According to Mueller, Burr appears to have handed over a list of people being investigated in the Russia probe to the White House after receiving a confidential briefing. Ryan Goodman at Lawfare has argued that his closeness to the president — Burr was a member of Trump’s campaign — makes him an unreliable figure. It’s possible he’s using this opportunity to regain some of the credibility he’s lost, though it is coming at the cost of criticism from his own side.


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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building

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Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:

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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’

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The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests

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Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.

"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.

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