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‘Fox guarding the hen house’: Experts shocked at Trump nomination of Nunes aide as NSA inspector general

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Rep. Devin Nunes (MSNBC)

A top aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Allen Souza, was just appointed to be an inspector general tasked with investigating President Donald Trump’s national security staff.

Nunes was the House Intelligence Committee Chairman who accepted “dirt” from a Ukraine official who then was sanctioned by the U.S. for being an active Russian asset. It was something that aide appeared not to see a conflict of interest in, causing many to question the ethics of such an appointee.

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One of the tasks of an inspector general is to protect whistleblowers. It was a move that legal experts questioned and compared to foxes guarding hen houses, criminals as police chiefs and others.

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See the frustration in the tweets below:

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New filings reveal Trump’s campaign and the GOP are in dire financial trouble

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On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that new filings show President Donald Trump's campaign — and the Republican Party itself — are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion.

"New filings with the Federal Election Commission showed the extent of Mr. Trump’s cash troubles, which are severe enough that he diverted time from key battleground states and flew to California on Sunday for a fund-raiser with just over two weeks until Election Day," reported Shane Goldmacher and Rachel Shorey. "The president ended September with just over half as much money as he had at the beginning of the month."

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Trump has ‘routinely gossiped’ that Dr. Fauci was auditioning ‘to get a job at CNN’: report

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that President Donald Trump is now convinced that Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to play to the media to get positive attention, or maybe even a job.

"In recent months, Trump has routinely gossiped with close associates and advisers that Fauci is behaving like a member of anti-MAGA 'resistance' commentators," reported Erin Blanco. "In the past few weeks, the president has told multiple people that he believes Fauci is angling to earn the media’s adulation and that it at times appears to him that the famous infectious disease expert is 'audition[ing]' or 'trying to get a job at CNN,' according to two sources with knowledge of his private comments."

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University of Florida students get threatening emails warning them to vote for Trump — or else

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On Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported that University of Florida students are receiving threatening emails with the subject line "Vote for Trump or else!"

"Alachua County officials were made aware of the emails on Tuesday morning. In one of the emails, the sender told a voter to 'vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,' according to a copy obtained by the Miami Herald," reported Ana Ceballos and Carli Teproff. "'Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply,' the email said. 'We will know which candidate you voted for. I would take it seriously if I were you.'"

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