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John Bolton destroys GOP argument against impeachment witnesses as ‘the exact reverse of the truth’

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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton blasted the Republican argument against impeachment trial witnesses during a speech in Texas on Thursday evening, KXAN-TV reports.

“Speaking at a private event in Austin Thursday, Former National Security Advisor John Bolton defended government officials who testified in front of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry,” the station reported. “Sources tell KXAN Bolton defended former diplomatic and state department officials Fiona Hill, Tim Morrison, Alex Vindman, Bill Taylor, and Marie Yovanovitch.”

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“All of them acted in the best interest of the country as they saw it and consistent to what they thought our policies were,” Bolton said.

He also blasted the position of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on whether to allow impeachment witnesses.

“The idea that somehow testifying to what you think is true is destructive to the system of government we have — I think, is very nearly the reverse — the exact reverse of the truth,” he said, to applause from the audience.

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Northern Kentucky bar owner flouts mask order in viral video: ‘We’re Americans — we want to have fun’

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A northern Kentucky bar owner shared video of himself and dozens of customers flouting the governor's mask mandate.

Patrick Townsend, owner of Town's End Bar and Grill in Florence, boasted in the video that he would not obey Gov. Andy Beshear's new order requiring masks in public to fight the spread of the coronavirus, reported WXIX-TV.

"What we're saying right now is, f*ck you, we're not wearing any masks," Townsend says in the Facebook Live video. "We are Americans -- we're going to do what we want and we want to have fun."

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Morning Joe’s Mika rains hell on ‘pathetic’ Trump for White House smear campaign against Dr Fauci

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MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski went off on an extended diatribe on Donald Trump and the White House for attempts to smear the reputation of Dr. Anthony Fauci based upon a report from NBC News.

According to the NBC report, "The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, as President Donald Trump works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response."

Using that as a jumping-off point, the "Morning Joe" host called the president "pathetic," and blamed the massive and resurgent spread of the coronavirus solely on the president's bungling of the government's response from day one.

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‘Criminal malpractice’: MSNBC doctor shreds Betsy DeVos for evidence-free plan to reopen schools

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A public health expert blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for pushing to send children and teachers back to school as coronavirus cases explode.

President Donald Trump's education secretary repeatedly dodged questions about safety during Sunday morning interviews on CNN and Fox News, and Dr. Vin Gupta told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the administration's lack of planning was unconscionable.

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