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CNN’s Mike Rogers shreds Rand Paul for ‘outrageous’ call to expose whistleblower’s identity

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday evening called upon the media to print the name of the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump.

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who previously served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, hammered Paul during a Tuesday CNN appearance in which he reiterated his support for keeping the identity of the whistleblower a secret.

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“It is outrageous for these — any member of the Senate or the House to talk about unmasking a whistleblower,” he said. “I think it’s absolutely outrageous.”

Rogers did say that he thought that Republicans should be able to hear the whistleblower testify in some form, but he also said that there is no way their identity should be made public.

“It’s against the law to disclose the identity of that whistleblower,” he said. “And having somebody out in public, at a rally, talk about unmasking the whistleblower for political purposes, I think is absolutely — I think this town has absolutely lost its mind.”

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Trump is ‘capable of reading’ a unifying message — but it’s doubtful he’ll mean it: Atlanta mayor

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday expressed little confidence that President Donald Trump could unify the nation at a time when the United States faces a triple threat of a recession, a pandemic, and civil unrest.

During an interview on CNN, host Alisyn Camerota asked Bottoms about actions Trump could possibly take to calm nerves and bring the country together.

"What about the debate that we are told is going on in the White House, as to whether or not the president should at this moment make some sort of national statement and call for unity?" she asked. "Would you like to see that?"

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Racist cops, COVID-19 and unemployment are sending black Americans into ‘despair’: Charles Blow

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The multiple crises hitting the United States at the moment are hitting the black community particularly hard, and New York Times columnist Charles Blow said on Monday that it's sending people into deep despair.

While appearing on CNN, Blow said that the nationwide protests that have erupted in the wake of George Floyd's killing last week were about much more than the death of just one man.

"You add on top of that all the other conditions, which you spoke before, about this happening in the middle of a pandemic," he said. "Everybody's at home. 40 million people have filed for unemployment. They don't know where their next check is coming from... The idea that [unemployment] is disproportionately affecting black people, that COVID is disproportionately affecting black people that, police brutality is disproportionately affecting black people, it's all part of the despair."

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Trump’s Confederacy-loving fans accused of treason in brutal new Lincoln Project ad

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In another no-holds-barred ad from the Lincoln Project -- headed up by Republicans Rick Wilson, George Conway and Steve Schmidt -- Donald Trump is linked to the Confederacy and, by extension, treason against the United States.

The ad notes the prevalence of the Confederate flag at Trump rallies -- some even bearing his name -- and notes, "The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant: Treason against their country. Death of the United States,” in the voiceover.

With clips showing the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, the ad goes on to ask, "What does it say that they’re all in for Trump?"

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