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‘A crime called libel’: Torture advocate John Yoo gets shredded after baselessly accusing Vindman of espionage on Fox News

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Berkeley law professor John Yoo on Fox News Monday night suggested Purple Heart recipient Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the White House, is engaging in espionage. Laura Ingraham also tried to paint the current  White House national security official, a decorated Iraq war veteran, as a double agent.

Vindman, who was on Trump’s infamous July 25 call with the president of Ukraine and reported his concerns, is testifying Tuesday before House investigators.

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“Here we have a U.S. national security official who is advising Ukraine, while working inside the White House, apparently against the president’s interest, and usually, they spoke in English. Isn’t that kind of an interesting angle on this story?” Ingraham posited.

Yoo, infamously wrote the discredited “Torture Memos” that enabled President George W. Bush to allow waterboarding, which is a war crime.

Yoo Tuesday night called Vindman’s situation “astounding,” and the added, casually, “You know, some people might call that espionage.”

Here’s the clip of Ingraham and Yoo:

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Many, including experts, are expressing outrage on social media:

Professor of political science and former Ambassador to Russia:

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Law professor and former federal prosecutor:

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Law professor and former U.S. Acting Solicitor General:

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Former Fed. Admin. Law Judge and GTMO Chief Prosecutor:

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Conservative columnist:

Politico reporter:

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Professor, NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst:

Former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore:

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Dr. Anthony Fauci was nothing more than a run-of-the-mill infectious-diseases expert at the National Institute of Health until the coronavirus hit and he was brought into the task force. Now he's getting threats against his life.

Americans might be dodging the contagious COVID-19 but Dr. Fauci is facing an additional threat, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. As a result, he's been giving security protection while he's trying to save lives.

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Trump blows up at Fox News reporter for asking him about disbanding pandemic team

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that there are 10,000 ventilators that the government is holding back for the next wave of the emergency.

"But what federal officials have neglected to mention is that more than 2,000 of the lifesaving devices are unavailable after the contract to maintain the government’s stockpile lapsed late last summer, and a contracting dispute meant that a new firm did not begin its work until late January. By then, the coronavirus crisis was already underway."

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