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MSNBC guest appalled by Trump’s new Ukraine scandal: ‘As grave a moment as we have experienced’

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Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post uses air quotes to explain how the White House is trying to distract the public with James Comey's 'leaks'

An anonymous intelligence official submitted a complaint to their agency’s inspector general about President Donald Trump’s conduct with a foreign leader.

Little is known at this point, but sources told the New York Times that it’s most likely related to Ukraine. Earlier in the year, the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani traveled to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

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The president shot back on Twitter, railing against the intelligence community.

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On MSNBC Friday, columnist Ruth Marcus weighed in on the gravity of the situation.

“This feels to me, and we’ve had a lot of scary moments during the Trump presidency, but as grave a moment, as grave a constitutional moment as we have experienced during this presidency, both in terms of the potential for conduct by the president that would be extraordinarily damaging to his own presidency and the interests of the United States, and in terms of the potential showdown between the — or not showdown, between the Congress and the President,” Marcus said.

“And for the president to prevent the information from this whistleblower from going forward and for Congress, and I include the Republican majority Senate, to accede to that, I think under these really dangerous and, you know, questionable circumstances, would be a terrible dereliction of duty.”

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CNBC’s Rick Santelli ripped as ‘psychopath’ for on-air ‘meltdown’ over COVID-19 restrictions

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CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Rick Santelli clashed over coronavirus restrictions, setting off another round of discussion on social media.

The conservative Santelli loudly insisted that bars and restaurants, which are shut down in many areas, were no more dangerous than large retailers, which have mostly been allowed to stay open, and Sorkin cut him off.

“Rick, just as a public-health and public-service announcement for the audience, the difference between a big-box retailer and a restaurant or, frankly, even a church, are so different it’s unbelievable,” Sorkin said, as Santelli kept interrupting. “Going into a big-box retailer, you’re wearing a mask.”

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Federal judge says Trump pardon of Michael Flynn may have been ‘too broad’: report

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A trial judge has raised the possibility that the federal judge overseeing the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could find that President Trump's pardon of Flynn may be "too broad," according to The National Law Journal.

The comments “came unexpectedly” during a Freedom of Information Act hearing about releasing documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold.

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The View’s Ana Navarro drops the hammer on election challenge: ‘One more Trump fraud’

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"The View" co-host Ana Navarro called out President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine U.S. democracy as just another "grift."

The president's efforts to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden have set Republicans against each other in Georgia, where both Senate seats -- and the GOP majority -- remain up for grabs in a Jan. 5 runoff.

"When your enemy is shooting themselves, don't get in the way," Navarro said. "Look, if I were [Sen. Kelly] Loeffler or [Sen. David] Perdue, frankly, I would draw the curtains, bolt the doors, shut off the lights and ask somebody to wake me up when he's gone."

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