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Republican John Kennedy is ‘an addled Russian agent’ for going ‘full Devin Nunes’ on TV: conservative

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) was ripped on MSNBC for promulgating disinformation from Russian military intelligence by repeating the conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine — not Russia — that intervened in the 2016 presidential election.

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace played a clip of Kennedy being interviewed by Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”

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“For the second Sunday in a row — in defiance of facts, intelligence assessments, reason — Sen. John Kennedy was out peddling Vladimir Putin’s talking points and demonstrating his utter capitulation to Putin and Donald Trump,” Wallace noted.

For analysis, Wallace interviewed Charlies Sykes, the founder and editor-at-large of conservative news and opinion website The Bulwark.

“We have been watching these interviews, and we try not to amplify Russian propaganda here, but I keep airing that because I have not heard an explanation as to why,” Wallace said.

“I wish I had one. I mean, this is the guy who has a degree from Oxford, he’s not an unintelligent man, yet he comes off as an addled Russian asset on television,” Sykes replied.

“Is this the price now to be paid for currying favor in Trump world? Did he have to go full Devin Nunes (R-CA) on all of this?” Sykes wondered.

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“And I think this is part of the dilemma dealing with impeachment, the willingness of people who ought to know better to pedal this kind of just flat-out B.S. It’s just this torrent, this hurricane of misinformation from people who you would hope would keep a calmer head about them, a calmer demeanor,” he added.

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Trump, Jr. blasted from dragging Barron Trump into 2020 campaign: ‘You are messing up his mind’

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President Donald Trump's eldest son on Tuesday dragged his 14-year-old half brother Barron into the 2020 presidential campaign -- and it did not end well.

Barron is the son of first lady Melania Trump from the president's third marriage, while junior's mother is Ivana, from the president's first marriage.

"In all fairness, Joe Biden is not capable of debating Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump," Trump, Jr. tweeted.

He was quickly blasted for bringing a minor into a presidential race.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/AdamParkhomenko/status/1283190894401859584

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Jeff Sessions ridiculed after losing GOP primary for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) attempted a political comeback by running in the GOP primary for the Senate seat he long held.

Sessions resigned the seat to serve as President Donald Trump's attorney general, before the two had a falling out.

"On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions lost the Alabama Senate Republican runoff election to Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach whose platform was largely a blanket promise to support the president at all times," The New York Times reports. The Daily Beast also projected that Tuberville had won.

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Senior Trump advisor says a senior White House advisor ‘has been wrong about everything’

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On Tuesday, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacked the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that he "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on."

"In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives," wrote Navarro. "When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry."

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