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George Conway rips Republican Party chair for outright ‘lie’ about what the inspector general found

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Republican lawyer George Conway called out Republican Party chair Ronna Romney McDaniel for an outright “lie” about the findings in the FBI inspector general report about the start of Russia investigation.

The inspector general found Monday that the FBI didn’t act with political intent when it opened the investigation into Paul Manafort. It also didn’t act with political intent when it opened an investigation into Russia intrusion in the 2016 election.

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) tweeted that the IG report “proves Obama officials abused their FISA power,” which is a lie about what the report actually reveals. Scalise also claimed that these so-called “Obama officials” abused their FISA power to “trigger” an investigation, another fact that is false. President Donald Trump’s appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray explained in an interview that the GOP claim is far from the truth.

The Republican Party chair found the tweet from Scalise “Absolutely stunning,” though she didn’t clarify if it was the false information she found “stunning” or the fact that Scalise perpetuated the false information “stunning.”

Conway, whose spouse serves as a top Trump adviser, flattened Romney McDaniel, calling it a lie.

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) similarly brought up the lie during the impeachment hearings on Monday.

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He also retweeted a point by University of Texas Law Professor Steve Vladeck.

“This is where we are: The number-two House Republican is asserting that the IG’s report ‘proves’ a conclusion that it SPECIFICALLY REJECTS,” tweeted Vladeck. “Please, folks—read things for yourselves and reach your own conclusions. Never has critical thinking been more important to our democracy.”

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Alabama Republican: ‘I want to see more people’ get coronavirus

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On Thursday, Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh suggested that he wanted more people to get coronavirus — because he thinks America would develop "herd immunity" and reduce the spread enough to protect more vulnerable populations.

"I'm not as concerned so much as the number of cases. In fact, quite honestly, I want to see more people, because we start reaching an immunity the more people have it and get through it," said Marsh. "I don't want any deaths, as few as possible, say, I get it, but those people who are susceptible to the disease, especially more serious pre-existing conditions, elderly population, those folks, we need to, you know, do all we can to protect them. But I'm not concerned, I want to make sure that everybody can receive care."

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The Secretary of Defense was briefed on Russian bounty on American soldiers — proving it isn’t the hoax Trump said it was

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Last week, President Donald Trump finally heard the news that the Russian government was giving cash to Afghanistan's Taliban forces to murder American soldiers.

Initially, he began with Step one in the Trump list of processing a scandal: denial.

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody's been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine - Where's Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their 'source'?" tweeted Trump on June 28.

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Here’s why Trump contradicted his own White House on the Supreme Court rulings

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Following the Supreme Court's pair of 7-2 decisions rejecting President Donald Trump's claim to have absolute immunity from subpoenas, he blasted the ruling on Twitter, claiming he being unfairly targeted and the victim of "prosecutorial misconduct." However, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement saying that "President Trump is gratified by today’s decision."

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