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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump whistleblower ‘ought to be heard out and protected’

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has called on the government to protect and “hear out” a whistleblower who alleged that President Donald Trump tried to get foreign governments to interfere in U.S. politics.

“This person appears to have followed the whistleblower protection laws and ought to be heard out and protected,” Grassley insisted in a statement released on Tuesday.

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“We should always work to respect whistleblower’s requests for confidentiality,” he continued. “No one should be making judgements or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts.”

Grassley warned that “uninformed speculation” can be used as a “partisan weapon.”

The Iowa senator also took a shot at House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

“Folks ought to be responsible with their words,” he stated.

Read the statement below.

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‘Trash’: Angry white people threaten to ‘burn’ statue of Black woman after it replaces slave trader

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A statue of a Black Lives Matter activist has come under fire by white people after it replaced a memorial for slave trader Edward Colston.

The new statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid was placed in Bristol, United Kingdom on Wednesday without the permission of the city council, which has suggested that it will be removed.

Reid was one of the activists who participated in toppling Colston's statue last month.

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‘We’re polite but not crazy!’ Canadians demand border remain shut to disease-ridden Americans

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Canada has absolutely crushed the curve on novel coronavirus infections -- and Canadians are telling their government to keep the nation's borders closed to disease-ridden Americans.

Buffalo News reports that a recent poll shows that 81 percent of Canadians want to keep the border between the two countries closed, and that Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) garnered furious pushback from Canadian Twitter users earlier this month when he expressed his support to reopening travel between the U.S. and Canada.

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‘Downward spiral’: Trump ripped by prominent conservative for turning America into ‘a pitiful, helpless giant’

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Writing in the Washington Post this Wednesday, columnist George Will contends that President Trump's "rhetorical mustard" is starting to lose its flavor. "The entertainer has become a bore, and foretelling his defeat no longer involves peering into a distant future," Will writes.

"Never has a U.S. election come at such a moment of national mortification. In April 1970, President Richard M. Nixon told a national television audience that futility in Vietnam would make the United States appear to the world as 'a pitiful, helpless giant.' Half a century later, America, for the first time in its history, is pitied."

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