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Andrew Brown's family reveals shocking new details about body camera footage

On CNN Tuesday, calling in from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, reporter Brian Todd revealed that the family of Andrew Brown, Jr. gained new details from watching just under 20 minutes of unreleased body camera footage of Brown's death, that completely contradicts the version of events told by the sheriff's office and district attorney.

"Tonight, the family of Andrew Brown, Jr. describes what the body camera footage shows during the final moments of Brown's life," said Todd, playing a clip of Brown's son Jha'rod Ferebee saying, "My father did not deserve to die. He did not deserve to get killed. In any way, shape, or form, he did not pose any threat at all. There's no way this could be justified."

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Trump doesn't pay his own legal fees why would he pay Rudy Giuliani's?: former federal prosecutor

On his politics and law podcast Tuesday, former federal New York Prosecutor Preet Bharara questioned why Rudy Giuliani and his allies are begging for financial help as legal problems stack up. Giuliani's son Andrew Giuliani worked for former President Donald Trump as a special assistant, but that doesn't mean the family is close enough to score cash for their legal troubles.

In a discussion with former federal prosecutor Joyce White Vance, Bharara explained that in the entirety of his life, Trump has never been known to pay for anyone else, much less himself.

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'That's not legally sound': Legal analyst flattens Rudy Giuliani's claim lower felonies should result in FBI raids

Rudy Giuliani is grasping at straws as his own comments continue to make his legal situation more complicated. The latest tenuous defense from former President Donald Trump's lawyer is that if someone is accused of a lower-level felony then they shouldn't be raided by the FBI.

"I don't know why they're searching my house. I have no idea what they, what they allege I supposedly did, acted as an agent for some Ukrainian? It's just totally untrue," Giuliani said on his radio show. "I don't know what they base it on. Either their own supposition or some liar? But, I can prove that I wasn't. I've offered to come there and prove it."

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The GOP is only a big tent 'if you're Marjorie Taylor Greene or Matt Gaetz': CNN reporter

On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "The Lead," correspondent Jamie Gangel broke down the efforts of the Republican Party to claim they are a "big tent" party — even as they prepare to take a vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as conference chair for criticism of former President Donald Trump.

As Gangel noted, Republicans only seem to have this sort of hostility for independent thinkers like Cheney who are challenging the personality cult within the party — and not for far-right extremists like Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who are mired in scandal and controversy.

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Republican defends Cheney by blasting his party for 'embracing lunacy' over governing

Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) isn't welcome in today's Republican Party, according to many in his state. The Arizona leader left office after drawing the ire of former President Donald Trump and was ultimately censured by the state GOP for it.

"It is elementary to have to say this, but we did not become a great nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my party continues down this path, we will not be fit to govern," wrote Flake in a column for the Washington Post Tuesday.

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If Democrats don't pass voting rights they'll lose in 2022 and Biden will be impeached: Prof. Jason Johnson

Dr. Jason Johnson, professor at Morgan State University, dropped a truth-bomb on Democrats during his appearance with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday. According to him, there is no other bill than voting rights, because, without it, the GOP voter suppression laws will ensure Democrats lose.

While the panel debated the importance of the voting rights bill and whether Democrats will fight for it, Johnson explained that it's the only issue that Democrats should focus on.

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Arkansas' right-wing governor goes after Donald Trump for 'dividing us'

Speaking on CNN this Tuesday, Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson warned his fellow Republicans that Donald Trump is "dividing our party."

Hutchinson told CNN's John Berman that he disagreed with the Republican effort to oust Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her position as the Republican Party's conference chair.

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Nicolle Wallace: Trump is such a 'petty petulant brat' if the GOP doesn't worship him 'he'll take his voters and go home'

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was in rare form Tuesday as she launched into Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) saying the "quiet part" out loud again.

"You're just not going to be a leader in the party if you're anti-Trump...I think it would be a disaster for the Republican Party if we just didn't acknowledge the fact that Donald Trump's the most popular person in the party," Graham told Bloomberg as the reason he opposes Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in GOP House leadership. "The American First agenda is well-respected. If you tried to run him out of the party, he'd take half the party with him."

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Republican tears into Liz Cheney’s Trump-anointed replacement after checking out her voting record

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has already been anointed as the replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who Republicans say talks negatively about Donald Trump too much.

The internal battle in the GOP has become the biggest story in politics as the party shows one of their own the door because she blames Trump for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Now it seems at least one Republican finally googled Stefanik's voting record and discovered she isn't nearly as conservative as Cheney.

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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace wonders if GOP is now 'the largest anti-democratic movement in the world'

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was once a dedicated Republican staffer to President George W. Bush. Now, she's accusing her former allies of being an anti-democracy movement.

Speaking to former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele, she showed an interview Fox's Chris Wallace did with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) in which the congressman hedged both that he believed Joe Biden was the lawfully elected president of the United States, but that he had concerns over the election.

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Ted Cruz could get GOP primary opponent — but not from the right

In an interview with The Atlantic, former Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) indicated he'd consider running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) when he's up for reelection in 2024.

Speaking to Emma Green, Hurd explained that he's desperately trying to move the Republican Party back to a more moderate position.

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GOP-backed group plans to use ballot harvesting to take down California’s governor

Supporters of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom have entered into "phase 2" of the campaign. ABC 7 reports that it has obtained a document that outlines how "Rescue California" plans to remove Newsom.

Among the strategies that will be utilized to oust Newsom will be to create a "Volunteer Citizens Brigade" that will identify potential supporters, "ballot harvest" Republican votes, and target Latino, APPI and Independent voters, according to ABC 7. The effort will also launch a "Recall CARE FOR KIDS" drive to hand out backpacks and school supplies to neighborhoods where schools were most impacted by the closures due to the pandemic.

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Kevin McCarthy promises 'we embrace free thought' as he announces vote to oust Liz Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) officially called for another vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after 145 Republicans voted to keep her after she voted for Donald Trump's impeachment.

The vote in the GOP caucus was expected this week, but McCarthy made it official in a new letter. Ironically, however, McCarthy also claimed that members of his caucus "embrace free thought and debate," the antithesis of ousting Cheney for her opinions on Trump.

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