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‘They’re busted’: Chris Hayes breaks down the ‘damning new evidence’ against Trump

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MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes before a live studio audience (screengrab)

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes explained the “damning new evidence” in the rapidly expanding foreign election interference scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and senior members of his administration.

“I grew up in the Bronx in the 1980s, I went to public school,” Hayes said. “And in the Bronx in the 1980s in public school when somebody got caught or called out or a teacher caught you, the room would be like, ‘ooh, busted.’ And all I could hear in my mind last night as I was reading these texts was like my middle school cafeteria going like, ‘Ooh, busted.’ They’re busted.”

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“Because here’s the thing, the texts unmask that they were up to no good, all right? They document what were essentially several quid pro quos they were lining up,” he reported.

“Now, here’s the thing about Trump, always for everything the president has two big defenses, two defenses. One, he does everything in public so there’s no scandal, right? Like how could it be a scandal? Russia, if you’re listening,” he said.

“And number two and the second defense, and you’re going to hear it lot — you’ve been hearing it last week — it basically comes down to this and these are not my words. This is the characterization of the people defending him. Donald Trump is a morally incontinent sociopath who cannot tell the difference between right or wrong so you have to just give him a break because he like literally doesn’t understand the difference,” he continued. “That is the defense. He’s just Trump being Trump. What do you want? He literally doesn’t know what’s wrong.”

The host noted the mindset of Trump administration officials in August.

“The people who are party to this corrupt conspiracy already know it’s wrong. They already know they’re going to get caught, and they are already working on their cover story. And the cover story is no quid pro quo. Even as they all very obviously put a quid pro quo into place,” Hayes concluded.

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Lindsey Graham announces Amy Coney Barrett hearings — full Senate vote could occur days before the election

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Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Saturday that confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett would commence on October 12th.

Graham made the announcement on Fox News, hours after Trump officially nominated Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Shortly after Graham made the announcement on Fox News, the Judiciary Committee confirmed the timeline, CNN's Phil Mattingly reported.

https://twitter.com/Phil_Mattingly/status/1310025495623409674

PBS Newshour correspondent Lisa Desjardins did the math on confirmation hearings beginning on October 12th and concluded the final Senate vote could occur on October 28th or 29th -- which are the Wednesday and Thursday immediately preceding the Novermber 2nd election.

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Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win

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The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.

Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"

Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.

"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."

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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1309945564922961920

Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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