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Maddow shocked AG Bill Barr did not resign after IG report undermined his conspiracy theories

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The host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC wondered why Attorney General Bill Barr did not resign after his own Justice Department debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

Maddow explained how the Department of Justice Inspector General report released Thursday debunked Barr’s claim that there had been “spying” on the 2016 Trump campaign.

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The host played a clip of Barr testifying under oath before Congress.

“I think spying did occur,” Barr testified.

“Spying did not occur according to the Justice Department,” Maddow noted. “The Justice Department’s independent inspector general report came out concluding definitively, the Trump campaign was not spied on.

“Now that his own Justice Department has concluded, no, they weren’t spied on — under normal circumstances that would be the occasion for the attorney general to resign from having thrown out an allegation that serious, that grave, with no reason for doing so, and then being disproven,” Maddow noted.

“Under normal circumstances, a senior government official having being called out that badly on something that serious, you might expect a resignation,” Maddow said.

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Ron DeSantis warned of COVID exposure after attending Florida sheriffs meeting where 5 tested positive: report

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Top Republican officials in Florida were notified by state health officials of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Florida Sheriffs Association meeting last week which had five attendees subsequently test positive, FOX 13 reported Monday.

"The July 27 meeting at a Bonita Springs hotel brought together 60 people from across the state, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Corrections Secretary Mark Inch, incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls and sheriffs from various parts of Florida," the station reported.

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Virginia mayor faces calls to resign after claiming Joe Biden had picked Aunt Jemima for VP

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On Monday, WTOP reported that Barry Presgraves, the mayor of Luray, Virginia, faces calls to resign following his post on social media that "Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick."

"Mayor Barry Presgraves has been in office since 2008, but earlier announced he would not seek reelection in 2020. A lifelong town resident, he had previously served on the town council," reported Neal Augenstein. "A screenshot, purportedly from Presgraves’ personal Facebook page, was shared with WTOP but was not online Monday."

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MSNBC’s ‘demotion’ of ‘feckless’ Chuck Todd celebrated: ‘Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck’

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MSNBC host Chuck Todd was moved to an earlier timeslot where his show, "Meet the Press Daily," will likely earn lower ratings. Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace seems to have been promoted to a two-hour timeslot leading into primetime.

Wallace, who has extensive experience in Washington, previously served in George W. Bush's White House until abandoning the GOP as the era of Trump came to power.

Todd has made several missteps where he's been unwilling to press GOP leaders who lie openly and obviously on camera.

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