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DOJ’s inspector general report debunks Trump’s claims about the FBI spying on him: NY Times

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In a highly anticipated report due out this December 9, the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to find that there’s no evidence that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign in 2016 during their investigation into alleged Russian collusion, The New York Times reports.

The findings undercut a major narrative disseminated by President Trump, his most vocal supporters, and elements of the right-wing media, who claimed that the “Deep State” illegally spied on the Trump’s campaign in an ongoing attempt to undermine his candidacy, and ultimately his presidency.

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The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, also found that the FBI was not politically motivated when the agency pursued a secret wiretap on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

The report was not without criticism of FBI leaders, however, saying that some of the methods the FBI used to obtain the wiretap were rife with “errors and omissions.”

Read the full report over at The New York Times.


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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.

They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz, who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein, O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.

But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.

McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."

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CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.

The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.

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Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."

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