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WATCH: Morning Joe pummels Bill Barr for letting Epstein commit suicide on his watch

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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough ripped into both Attorney General Bill Barr and Donald Trump on Monday morning for not taking extraordinary measures to make sure that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself while being held in federal custody of human trafficking charges.

Addressing the multiple failures at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein was being held, the MSNBC host said the blame for not preventing the wealth manager’s suicide goes right to the top.

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“If you’re the attorney general of the United States and they’re holding the most important prisoner in the world as far as testimony goes, you’re going to say, keep your eyes on him 24/7,” Scarborough ranted. “It’s pretty interesting that [9/11 attack architect] Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is still alive today. The United States government managed to keep Khalid Sheikh Mohammed alive. They managed to keep alive terrorists or terror suspects that they needed to testify or they needed information for the September 11th attacks alive.”

With panelist Mike Barnicle in agreement, Scarborough continued.

“That wasn’t that difficult and here, again, you’re talking about a man who had information on some of the most powerful people in this country over the past quarter-century and you can’t keep him alive?” he complained. “I mean, the attorney general should have bent over backwards given Donald Trump’s own past with Jeffrey Epstein, his own relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.”

“If the president had nothing to do worry about, then the president should have bent over backwards and the attorney general should have done the same to make sure this man stayed alive,” he concluded.

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‘Stay out of the way’: Fox News sources say Justice Roberts will let GOPers win tie votes on witnesses

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Chief Justice John Roberts is expected not to weigh in heavily during the question and answer phase of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

As the trial moves to the new phase on Wednesday, Roberts has the option of "inserting himself" into the process to rule on questions or other matters, according to Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram.

But sources told the Fox News reporter that Roberts will follow the model of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist who presided over President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999.

Under the Senate rules, measures that do not receive a majority of votes fail. So if a Senate vote of witnesses was tied 50-50, the measure would not pass. Roberts could choose to break the tie but he is not expected to do so.

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Ex-Trump chief of staff John Kelly: ‘I believe’ John Bolton and the Senate ‘should hear’ from him

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John Kelly, a former chief of staff to President Donald Trump, told a crowd in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday that he believes former national security adviser John Bolton's claim that Trump directly linked releasing military aid to Ukraine with launching investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Kelly told an audience at a Ringling College Library Association Town Hall lecture that Bolton is a reliable source and should be heard out if reporting about his upcoming book is accurate.

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Law professor who studied under Alan Dershowitz shreds his ‘shockingly wrong’ case against impeaching Trump

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Aya Gruber, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School who studied under Trump impeachment attorney Alan Dershowitz at Harvard, had some uncharitable words to say about her former professor's argument against impeaching the president.

"Dershowitz was my criminal law prof, and he was a good one," Gruber writes on Twitter. "But as a crim law prof myself, I can say his motive argument (Congress shouldn't examine the internal motives of POTUS so long he could have had a good reason for withholding aid) is shockingly wrong."

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