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‘No spying occurred’: Fox News host fact checks Trump and Bill Barr for lying about FBI surveillance

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Fox News on Thursday reported that there was no so-called spying on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign by the FBI even though the president and his supporters have insisted otherwise.

During a segment on Fox News, host Arthel Neville revealed details of an Inspector General’s report that is expected to say the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign was not politically motivated. Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have both claimed that the FBI is guilty of “spying” on the campaign.

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“[The inspector general] will say that the surveillance of Carter Page was legal and that there was no evidence the FBI tried to place undercover agents inside the Trump campaign to see if they conspired with Russia’s interference operation,” Neville reported.

The Fox News host asked USA Today correspondent Courtney Subramanian if she expect Trump or Barr to recant their earlier claims about FBI “spying.”

“He was out there loud and very public,” Neville explained. “He even claimed that former President Obama was spying on him in the White House.”

Subramanian said that the president would likely complain about smaller grievances now that his primary talking point has been ruled out. As for Barr, Subramanian expected that the attorney general would “keep quiet” now that his conspiracy theories have been debunked.

“No spying occurred,” Neville repeated. “Both sides will definitely latch on to this report and try to use it to their advantage… We keep hearing the Republicans talk about process. Is that going to be the defense every step of the way when President Trump is not back by some of the factual findings?”

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“That appears to be the case,” Subramanian agreed.

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‘Grounds for a lawsuit’: MSNBC’s Mika calls for legal consequences for Fox News coronavirus ‘misinformation’

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski suggested Fox News might be liable for the deaths of viewers who trusted their "misinformation" about the deadly coronavirus.

Brzezinski and her "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough were shocked that President Donald Trump's loyalists continue to downplay the outbreak -- which has already killed more than 2,500 Americans and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy.

"I even heard people on television -- and I'm just shocked -- still suggesting this epidemic will only hit New York City and not Middle America," Scarborough said.

Brzezinski suggested those broadcasters and their guests could be held liable for their misleading claims.

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‘Unconscionable’: Trump moves to take away land from Mashpee tribe — whose casino plans irked president’s ‘special interest friends’

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The tribal chairman said the announcement came "on the very day that the United States has reached a record 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus."

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vowed Friday to fight for its land after the Trump administration announced its reservation would be "disestablished" and its land trust status removed.

This is unconscionable. And making this move in the middle of a pandemic seems to be a clear attempt to steal land while people are otherwise occupied. We all need to speak up. https://t.co/XBG4alCYWo

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Panicked Republicans now want to blame impeachment for bungling the coronavirus response: report

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Congress was slow to understand the threat from coronavirus, and now Republicans want to blame impeachment.

Back in January, as Democrats presented their evidence in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, only a few lawmakers from both parties were urging action against the highly contagious virus that had shut down parts of China and recently arrived in the United States, reported Politico.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) became alarmed over Martin Luther King Day weekend reading reports about the coronavirus in China, which he noticed a disconnect between China's rosy statements about the outbreak and the drastic steps it was taking to contain it.

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