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Trump privately admitted that he’s thrilled Bill Barr is ‘loyal’ to him: report

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President Donald Trump was pleased with Attorney General Bill Barr’s combative and deceptive performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

This isn’t much of a surprise, of course — Trump is known to be obsessed with TV coverage of his administration, and he loves seeing his defenders go after his opponents. Barr’s testimony featured a lot of that. But another part of the AP’s report was even more revealing about the president:

He has told those around him that, after being disappointed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he has found an attorney general loyal to him.

It’s a stunning admission for Trump to make, even behind closed doors, because it’s exactly what Democrats are accusing Barr of: loyalty to the president, rather than the American people and the Constitution.

“This is our attorney general,” said Sen Kamala Harris (D-CA) Wednesday night on CNN. “This is not the attorney general of the president. It is the people’s attorney general. And the attorney general has the responsibility to do the work of justice. And that means to be unbiased, to be straightforward, to be honest, to be truthful, and we’ve not seen evidence of that kind of perspective from this attorney general, at least on this issue.”

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said noted too during her allotted time Wednesday that Barr was behaving more like Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway than the head of the Justice Department. Apparently, Trump agrees.

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It’s also notable that Trump seems to have used the same word — loyalty — that he asked for from former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump would later fire over his frustrations with the Russia investigation, according to contemporary memos kept by Comey.

Though Mueller concluded that Comey’s account was credible, Trump has denied asking for Comey’s loyalty.

“I’m not going to say, “I want you to pledge allegiance,'” Trump said. “Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I mean think of it. I hardly know the man.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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