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Mike Pompeo ‘threw binders’ at subordinates at CIA — and demanded they take polygraphs: report

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On Tuesday, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was prone to “fits of anger” while working as Director of the CIA — including throwing binders at officials and demanding they take polygraph tests:

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Pompeo, a former GOP representative from Kansas, was initially appointed by Trump to serve as CIA Director in 2017, then moved to the State Department after the firing of Rex Tillerson.

Pompeo is one of many senior Trump administration officials caught up in the Ukraine scandal, as new reporting reveals he was listening in on the call in which Trump apparently tried to extort the president of Ukraine to help him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

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Your guide to the 2020 Democrats: Who’s in, who’s out and WTF is going on anyway?

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With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, the 2020 Democratic presidential field is finally starting to achieve ... no, forget it. It's definitely not coherent and it's probably not permanent either; we may well see more dropouts and late entries. But with the departure of Sen. Kamala Harris (and the earlier departures of a bunch of guys whose names you don't remember), the field now has a recognizable shape.

There's a frontrunner, who has led almost every national poll since last winter, allowing for a few outlier polls and a brief period around the end of the summer. There are three other leading contenders, two of whom have been near the top of the polls for months, while the third only recently emerged from the pack. There is a pack of dark-horse candidates, whose odds of being elected president now approach zero but who remain in the race for various reasons.  There are some with no shot at all. There are two fringe candidates, likely using this campaign to explore career options. And there's a pair of billionaires who hope to buy their way to the presidency by spending alarming amounts of money on campaign ads. That probably won't work — but you might have heard the same thing about another billionaire in that other party, a few years back.

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Trump fires back at Chris Wray after the FBI Director sharply breaks with the president on IG report

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Donald Trump snarled at his own FBI director on Tuesday morning after the law enforcement official backed the so-called "Horowitz report" -- breaking ranks with the president and Attorney General Bill Barr.

Taking to Twitter, Trump wrote: "I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!"

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Morning Joe panel scorches Barr investigator Durham as a ‘PR hack for a failed reality TV show host’

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An extensive segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday morning discussing Attorney General Bill Barr dismissing his own department's inspector general report showing no "Deep State" conspiracy against Donald Trump, turned to Barr's hand-selected investigator John Durham's intrusive statement late in the day.

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