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Watergate lawyer predicts Lewandowski will get slapped with contempt charges: ‘Don’t think he’s going to skate’

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Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean told CNN on Thursday that Trump lackey Corey Lewandowski shouldn’t be breathing any sighs of relief after his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee devolved into a circus.

Specifically, Dean said that Lewandowski is nowhere close to being off the hook just because the committee has not yet held him in contempt of Congress, as it always takes the legislative branch time to level such charges.

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“The House has never really set up a very streamlined system for contempt,” he said. “Either when somebody denies a subpoena, ignores a subpoena, doesn’t produce evidence, or, indeed is disrespectful, as Lewandowski was during his hearing, what happens is, they have to have a ruling of the committee first that the witness is in contempt. Then take that to the House of Representatives and the full house has to vote on it.”

Dean said that he believes Lewandowski is still in big trouble, even if it takes Congress longer than it should to act.

“I don’t think Lewandowski is going to skate on this one,” he said. “I think he offended the committee. He was very infantile in his presentation.”


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‘Out of touch’ Trump is ‘detached from the difficult reality the country is living’: ex-GOP lawmaker

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According to a report from the New York Times' Peter Baker, Donald Trump has done nothing in the past week but fan the flames of discord at a time when the country is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 100,000 in the U.S. and protests have broken out in the streets over police brutality.

According to one former GOP member of the House, the president is completely detached from what is going on in America.

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Andrew Cuomo denounces police violence: ‘The names change, but the color doesn’t’

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At Saturday's press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) sharply condemned police brutality against Black men in an emotional speech.

"We tend to look at these situations as individual incidents. They're not individual incidents," said Cuomo. "When you have one episode, two episodes, maybe you can look at them as individual episodes. But when you have 10 episodes, 15 episodes, you are blind or in denial if you are still treating each one like a unique situation."

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‘We’re not stupid’: CNN’s Van Jones accuses prosecutors of putting ex-cop Chauvin on path to ‘exoneration’ for Floyd death

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On CNN Saturday, commentator Van Jones warned that the prosecution of the Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd sets him up to be let off easy.

"The idea that you could have a lynching, you know, an officer lynch a man," said Jones. "That was a lynching. Not one minute, not two minutes, not three minutes, six, seven, eight minutes, depriving someone of oxygen, a spectacle in front of a whole community, you have a lynching. You have not just an officer doing it, but you have three police officers there and do nothing to intervene, in fact defend him. You can then give — I've never heard of third degree murder. I'm an attorney. I'm in my 50s. I've never heard of third degree murder. Not to arrest the other officers and we're all going to say thank you very much and go back to what we're doing."

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