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‘I clearly made a mistake’: Mitch McConnell admits to Fox News that he misled Trump supporters

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Screengrab)

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) falsely claimed that the Obama administration did not leave the Trump administration “any kind of game plan” for a pandemic.

The Republican Senate leader, who is facing reelection in Kentucky in 2020, made his comments on Monday’s “Team Trump Livestream.”

McConnell was fact-checked for his false claim by former Obama administration Ebola czar Ron Klain.

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That was confirmed by testimony from Dr. Rick Bright on Thursday.

McConnell was asked about his comments during an interview with Fox News personality Bret Baier.

“I was wrong, they did leave behind a plan so I clearly made a mistake in that regard,” McConnell admitted.

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Colin Powell ally calls on House to begin ‘immediate’ impeachment hearings on Bill Barr

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning with Ali Velshi, former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should immediately begin impeachment hearings against Attorney General Bill Barr.

After discussing Donald Trump's threat to not strep down peacefully should he lose in November, Wilkerson turned his ire on Barr who has been accused of acting like the president's personal attorney.

Addressing Trump's riling up his base with accusations of election theft, Wilkerson said, "This is a very, very dicey situation that he's creating, and I don't think he's smart enough to realize that he is creating it to the extent that he is."

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Secret conversations show just how long staffers have been concerned about Trump’s refusal to leave office

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One former White House staffer has revealed President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power is actually a previous concern now coming to fruition.

Olivia Troye — former aide for Vice President Mike Pence who also served as a member of the coronavirus task force as an advisor on counterterrorism and homeland security — shared details about concerns surrounding the possibility of Trump refusing to leave office at the end of his presidential term.

During an interview with CNN on Friday evening, Troye weighed in on Trump's words tat sparked a media firestorm this week as she recalled conversations she had behind closed doors with other White House staffers.

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Here’s the real reason Trump is being so open about his plot to steal the election

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It's been pretty clear for months that Trump knows he's losing, and his plan to cling to power rests on getting more Democrats to vote absentee than Republicans, claiming that those mail ballots are inherently fraudulent and then waging a scorched earth campaign to prevent them from being counted or, perhaps, to persuade states with Republican legislatures to send Trump electors to DC even if Biden wins them. Chaos and uncertainty are necessary ingredients.

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