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Ted Cruz says Giuliani must come clean: ‘I think it would make a lot of sense for Rudy to testify’

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, should testify before the Senate Judiciary committee.

During a Sunday interview on CBS, host Margaret Brennan asked Cruz if it was “appropriate” for Trump to ask China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election by investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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“Look, of course not,” Cruz replied without hesitation. “Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans. It’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries to interfere in our elections.”

Brennan noted that Giuliani has been conducting a “shadow foreign policy” by asking countries to find dirt on Biden and his son.

“Foreign countries should stay out of American elections,” Cruz insisted. “That’s true for Russia, Ukraine, China. It should be the American people deciding elections. I don’t know what Rudy has been saying. I do know that we should decide our elections and the American people should make the decisions.”

“You want him to testify before your committee?” Brennan pressed.

“I think it would make a lot of sense for Rudy to testify,” Cruz agreed. “That’s ultimately a question for the committee chairman. I would like to, yes.”

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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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US Supreme Court agrees to decide if taxpayer funded religious adoption agencies can discriminate against LGBTQ people

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The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case that could determine if taxpayer-funded religious organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. Monday morning the conservative-majority court agreed to hear Fulton v. Philadelphia, which is being litigated by the far right wing Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Catholic Social Services is claiming it has a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ people, – including refusing to allow them to adopt or foster children – while still accepting taxpayer funds.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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