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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace hilariously compares GOP to Flat Earthers for their denial of Bolton’s impeachment evidence

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace accused Republicans of being part of the “Flat Earth Society,” scrambling to justify why the earth isn’t round when faced with evidence.

Speaking to the panel during a Senate break Monday, Wallace played a clip of Fox News host Chris Wallace losing it with a commentator when they tried to make up false information.

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“I’ve known Chris Wallace my entire career in politics,” said Wallace, who previously worked for George W. Bush’s White House. “This is an unflappable man. I called it the Flat Earth Society. The Republicans cling to the argument that the Earth is flat. Chris Wallace — they are obviously trying to cover the same event we are, saying, ‘No! We have a firsthand witness who saw the Earth is round!’ and he’s just trying to tell the senators before they render a judgment that the facts reveal the Earth is indeed round.”

Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, explained that this is the nagging fact that simply won’t go away.

“[John] Bolton has a lot to offer here,” he explained. “He contradicts the president of the United States. It’s scaring people because really the only way you can refute Bolton is to put Trump on the stand. Let him explain what was going on inside his head because otherwise we’re left with a pretty darn good eyewitness. Ken Starr, I want to talk about Ken Starr. I know we all have some comments, but let me — I don’t think he served them well today.”

Figliuzzi explained that he didn’t see any convincing or compelling evidence presented by Starr. All the Trump lawyer did was say that the vote to impeach should have been bipartisan.

“Well, that works great when an entire side of the Congress isn’t beholden to a corrupt president,” Figliuzzi continued. “He said we should have consensus nationally. Well, guess, what? We do according to recent polling. People want this president impeached and out. He said impeachment should be a last resort but this is the man who gathered the evidence on President [Bill] Clinton and his impeachment. He said you need a crime to impeach a president, but the founding fathers didn’t have codified crimes to deal with. I thought this fell flat.”

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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