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Nunes busted on MSNBC: Devin Nunes isn’t just covering for Trump — he’s ‘covering for himself’

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A segment on the explosive revelation that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has personally been involved in attempting to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden by speaking with a corrupt former Ukraine official led one MSNBC guest to conclude that Nunes’ antics during House impeachment hearings were, in part, an attempt to hide his own complicity in Donald Trump’s crimes.

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Speaking with host David Gura, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, cut right to the chase and said Nunes has a big personal political problem on his hands.

Reacting to a report that Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas helped Nunes set up meetings in Europe in efforts to discredit the Russia investigation, host Gura recalled Nunes making a late-night visit to the White House to share information that had been gathered by the House Intelligence Committee when he was the chairman.

That prompted Tanden to note the growing scandal of Nunes’ deep ties to Trump as the president faces impeachment.

“It is a significant development because of the role that Congressman Nunes has been playing,” she suggested. “He’s been helping shape the direction of that investigation and narrative about the case. We should keep in mind that Nunes for years now has been a close ally of President Trump.”

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise for him to be implicated in this situation with Ukraine,” she added. “It is something certainly the Democrats will want to get to the bottom of.”

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Continuing in that vein, Tanden explained, “I think anyone who watched the hearings saw Nunes take the role as prosecutor for the president. What is fascinating is you would think sometime in the last couple of weeks, he might mention, ‘by the way, I had dealings with the man who was indicted by the U.S. government a few weeks ago in relationship to this scandal.”

“He was hiding this from the American people as he was launching his attacks and I think undermines to the degree anyone needed to hear, undermines the case of the Republicans,” she stated. “They’re not just covering for Trump. he’s essentially covering for himself.”

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Congresswoman criticizes Republican press guy for claim Black folks don’t care about Kamala Harris: Does he know any?

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) hilariously mocked former press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for former President George W. Bush's White House. Fleischer claimed Black people won't be that excited about Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket.

"She's just not that historically exciting to African-Americans," said Fleischer speaking to Laura Ingraham during a Fox News appearance after the announcement.

During a conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid, the host called Fleischer "a sort of a bygone era Republican voice" and asked Bass to listen to his comments.

"I wonder how many African-Americans," asked Bass, chuckling.

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Trump draws ridicule for press conference after Biden/Harris event: ‘Did someone give him a Valium?’

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On Wednesday, just as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) were winding down their first official joint campaign event, President Donald Trump kicked off his latest White House briefing.

As usual, the president triggered a round of mockery from social media.

A somnambulant Trump starts his August 12 press briefing with some casual xenophobia and then starts hyping the stock market pic.twitter.com/T4ObIke7qN

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2020

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Trump doubles down after being confronted with his claim Biden wants an ‘invasion’ of suburbs

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At Wednesday's press conference, President Donald Trump was confronted with his claim that former Vice President Joe Biden would trigger an "invasion" of suburban neighborhoods — widely considered to be a racist dog whistle for affordable housing that will attract more people of color.

“What do you mean by invasion?” the reporter asked.

“They’re going to open up areas of your neighborhoods — they’re going to destroy suburbia,” insisted Trump. He added that "by the way, 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities," evidently on the defensive from claims that he was appealing to racism.

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