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Sean Spicer melts down on Fox News as Dems edge closer to impeachment: ‘You can’t cover up nothing’

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Former White House Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday argued that Democrats should not impeach President Donald Trump because he is only guilty of covering up “nothing.”

During an interview on Fox News, host Sandra Smith explained that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had recently revealed that Democrats believe the president is involved in a “cover up.”

“My reaction is what cover up?” Spicer complained. “The first part of what she said is we need to follow the facts. And the facts are we’ve have three investigations, they put all of their eggs in the Mueller basket, if you will, and he came out and was very clear that there was no collusion.”

Spicer alleged that “Democrats have invested everything to try to undermine this president.”

“They lost the election!” the former press secretary exclaimed. “They continue to figure out excuses as to why they’ve done it. They’ve now had three opportunities. A House investigation, a Senate investigation and now the Mueller report, all of which have come to the same conclusion.”

Fox News anchor Eric Shawn reminded Spicer that the Mueller also report revealed that that Trump appeared to obstruct justice in 10 cases.

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“But again, you have to cover up something,” Spicer said, raising his voice. “So if there’s no underlying crime, there’s no underlying issue which Mueller was conclusive about. You can’t cover up nothing!”

“The president of the United States, over and over again, has been vindicated on this point,” he added. “So what is he actually covering up?”

Spicer went on to say that the president could hide behind the shield of executive privilege.

“He has a right to invoke that,” Spicer insisted. “That’s a time tested, established, legal — whatever you call it — precedent in this country.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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