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‘A crazy inversion of the facts’: CNN panel demolishes Pompeo’s new attempt to obstruct Congress

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New Yorker writer Susan Glasser tore apart Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his latest gambit to obstruct the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

During a discussion of Pompeo attacking congressional Democrats for supposedly “bullying” State Department staff members into testifying on Capitol Hill, Glasser noted that Pompeo is the one who has a real reputation for bullying career professionals in government agencies.

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“That statement from Mike Pompeo was such an extraordinary inversion of where the facts seem to be,” she said. “To accuse Congress of intimidating and bullying the State Department employees and portraying himself as the protector of this agency that has been battered by repeated budget cuts that Mike Pompeo has gone along with… it really was just a crazy inversion of the facts, which seems to be part of the tactics of how this administration deals with most allegations.”

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin then chimed in to say that all of the administration’s complaints about process issues were simply designed to deflect from the core impeachable conduct that has been revealed by Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

“Trump supporters can talk about hearsay, [but] this is the problem that they have not come to terms with: That you have the president of the United States, with a foreign leader, and asking for dirt on a political opponent,” he said.

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‘Stop ignoring facts for political advantage’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump’s refusal to lead on coronavirus

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo — still battling his own bout with COVID-19 — laid into President Donald Trump's lack of leadership throughout the crisis.

"Stop ignoring the facts for political advantage. Get real. The past is over," said Cuomo. "There can be no more letting politics reinforce our worst instincts. We need to build on our best instincts. And that said, what I'm asking you all to do now, the man at the top refuses to change."

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‘He’s continuing to lie’: Anderson Cooper slams Trump’s two-faced attack on mail-in voting

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"The president also today continued to spread falsehoods about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election," said Cooper. "Many Wisconsin voters are having to stand in line to vote today because the two separate court decisions by the state and U.S. Supreme Court prevented Wisconsin from moving its election day, also extending the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. Never mind the hypocrisy, pointing to the president, he himself voted by mail-in ballot. This is what he said."

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Thomas Modly has resigned as the acting secretary of the Navy, according to CNN.

Modly was caught on tape attacking Capt. Brett Crozier in a call with the crew of the USS Roosevelt after the captain's letter to leaders begging for help was revealed online.

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