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‘Maybe Putin has a lot of pee tapes’: Nicolle Wallace speculates on why GOP is pushing Russian talking points

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Monday speculated that members of the Republican Party who are pushing Russian military intelligence talking points maybe be doing so because they are being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin.

Wallace’s comments came during a discussion with Charlies Sykes, the founder and editor-at-large of The Bulwark, a conservative news and opinion website.

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The two were discussing why people like Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) are brazenly pushing Russian disinformation by repeating the debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, who intervened in the 2016 presidential election.

“Why are Republicans playing with, you know, lit matches?” Wallace asked Sykes.

“First of all, the president is facing impeachment not because he betrayed Ukraine, but because he betrayed this country. He sold out this country’s democracy and its national security,” Sykes replied. “That’s a point that I think needs to be made over and over and over again.”

“And I think part of the extraordinary thing about this is to get your head around, I think it was John Harwood who wrote a piece saying all roads lead to Vladimir Putin,” he continued.

The line actually came from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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“Think about how many stories that we have had in the last three years that raise the question, ‘Why is Donald Trump doing this?’ Why is he defending, rationalizing, enabling Russian foreign policy at the expense not just of our allies but of our own position in the world?” Sykes wondered.

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“Why doesn’t Richard Burr (R-NC) care? Why doesn’t Rob Portman (R-OH) care?” Wallace asked.

“Because I think, at the core, they don’t really believe in anything,” Sykes replied. “I don’t know what the other explanation is. They are afraid of tweets?”

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“Maybe Putin has a lot of pee tapes,” Wallace interjected, referring to the unconfirmed rumors of a salacious sex tape of Trump and Russian prostitutes.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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