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Kayleigh McEnany busted for blatant falsehood about Trump officials undermining Dr. Fauci

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Trump White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday insisted that no one in the Trump administration is trying to undermine Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

During a press briefing with reporters, McEnany shot down reports that Trump officials were circulating an opposition research file on Fauci, or that the president himself was displeased with the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

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“The notion that there’s opposition research and that there’s Fauci-versus-the-president, it couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said.

However, ABC News reporter Jon Karl found that Dan Scavino, Jr., the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, shared an anti-Fauci cartoon on his Facebook page just hours before McEnany denied there was any effort to attack him.

“If I’m going to disagree with a colleague, such as yourself, it’s done publicly — and not cowardly, behind journalists with leaks,” Scavino wrote, in a note addressing Fauci that accompanied the cartoon. “See you tomorrow!”

See the cartoon below.

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Trump and Bill Barr’s ‘bloodthirsty execution spree’ in his final months in office is unprecedented: op-ed

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In an op-ed for Slate this Tuesday, Austin Sarat says that the Trump administration's announcement that it would continue to carry out executions in the days and weeks leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is a "bloodthirsty decision" that defies "the norms and conventions for modern presidential transitions."

"The Death Penalty Information Center reports that the last time an outgoing administration did anything remotely similar was more than a century ago, in 1889," Sarat writes. "At that time Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat to be elected president after the Civil War and the only president ever to have served as an executioner (when he was the sheriff in Erie County, New York), permitted three executions to proceed in the period between his electoral defeat and Benjamin Harrison’s inauguration in March 1889."

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‘I’m in tears’: Americans grateful after watching Biden deliver more presidential speech than Trump

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President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation about the Thanksgiving holiday, encouraging Americans to keep wearing their masks and stay away from people outside of your bubble because there is a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel of terror.

There are reports of vaccines possibly being available to healthcare and nursing home workers by the end of the year, which could help with over-crowding in hospitals.

Biden spoke about his family's large Thanksgivings and how hard it will be for him this holiday season without the crowd of Bidens. But he, like many Americans, are doing the right thing, he said, not just for his family but for every other family in the community.

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Trump pardons his disgraced national security advisor Michael Flynn

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced via tweet that he had pardoned his former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1331706255212228608?s=21

Flynn, who served as Trump's first national security adviser, resigned in 2017 after admitting that he had lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Flynn said in his resignation letter that he had “inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president.”

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