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It is a strange truism of this White House that the most damning, unanswerable, unforgettable revelations come from President Trump himself. In a December 2017 interview with the New York Times, Trump offered unexpected praise for former Attorney General Eric Holder: Holder protected President Obama. Totally protected him. When you look at the I.R.S. scandal, when you look at the guns for whatever, when you look at all of the tremendous, ah, real problems they had, not made-up problems like Russian collusion, these were real problems. When you look at the things that they did, and Holder protected the president.…

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President Donald Trump tried once again to discredit the media’s reporting and the Special Counsel’s investigation by repeating out-of-context refutations that he almost certainly just watched someone say on FOX News — but it didn’t go the way he expected it to. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1036695682072158214 Trump’s latest tweet references a New York Times article that documents the FBI’s unsuccessful attempts to turn Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska into an informant against Putin’s ruling coven. Trump, or whoever he saw defending him on TV, asserted that the fact that the investigation into Russian oligarchs preceded the declaration of his candidacy somehow is supposed to…

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A group of lawyers and immigration advocates are  tracking down 343 parents who were separated from their children at the border under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy and deported to their home countries has proved a daunting task. The advocates try the phone numbers listed, often calling up to six times before getting a response. If a number doesn’t work or none is given, they try searching for the person’s address in public registries or look for their children’s contact information. In some cases, advocates end up searching remote villages of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, trying…

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Meghan McCain is taking a leave from The View after the burial of her father, Senator John McCain. A new co-host Abby Huntsman made her debut and the panel took a moment to honor Meghan. “Meghan is like a sister to me and this was the hardest thing she has ever been through,” said Fox & Friends Weekend alum Huntsman. “Her dad was her best friend, her dad was everything. I was so proud of her — it was like her dad had passed the torch to her. She was now speaking for the family.” Huntsman also honored the late…

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Rob Tibbetts, the father of Mollie Tibbets, a college student who was found dead weeks after disappearing, has spoken out against Donald Trump Jr. for trying to use his daughter’s death to push his own racist agendas. In an opinion piece for the Des Moines Register published on Saturday, Rob Tibbetts spoke out against “politicians and pundits” who have “used Mollie’s death” as a talking point in ongoing debates about immigration in America, despite his family’s emphatic appeals. A day earlier, Don Jr. had published his own opinion piece in the same publication, where he argued that many Democrat politicians…

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Roseanne Barr appeared on the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Podcast where she weighed  in on the new iteration of The Conners, announced after ABC abruptly axed her well-received Roseanne reboot after Barr likened former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an “ape” on Twitter. “I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” Barr said of the upcoming spinoff. “I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone, and I don’t wish good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t. I just stay neutral. That’s what I gotta do. I…

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Paul Manafort is languishing in prison as he awaits his sentencing after having been found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud — as well as a second trial on the accusations of money laundering, witness tampering, and illegal foreign lobbying. Adding insult to injury, The Hill is now reporting that Manafort’s adult daughter Jessica Anne Manafort, has officially applied to change her last name to disassociate herself from her disgraced father. “I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond, in place of my present name,” the convicted felon’s daughter wrote in her application, explaining that the…

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NBC News has not reorganized its news team, nor has it disciplined or fired anyone after refusing to run Ronan Farrow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvey Weinstein reporting. The network has repeatedly and furiously denied reports — first published in HuffPost last summer — that top NBC executives actively quashed Farrow’s story in August 2017, directing the journalist to back off Weinstein. What’s not in dispute, however, is that NBC let Farrow take his Weinstein reporting to The New Yorker, which published it just two months later. A review of the NBC News masthead confirms that letting the story of the year…

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A Republican county official in Pennsylvania has resigned after posting a racist Facebook rant in which she called African American NFL players “baboons” and “over paid ignorant blacks” while suggesting they return to Africa, according to screenshots of the posts published by BeaverCountian.com. Carla Maloney, the Beaver County Republican Committee’s secretary and elected member, allegedly wrote the posts last year in reaction to some players kneeling or remaining in the locker room during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, reported The Beaver County Times. “Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should…

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The funeral for Aretha Franklin was held in her home city of Detroit, and the ceremony gave few people an opportunity to dig in at President Donald Trump. Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton said some words in Franklin’s honor, and couldn’t resist to land some well-deserved punches on Trump. Sharpton drew issue with comments Trump made shortly after the singer’s passing in which he claimed that she worked for him on “numerous occasions.” It was exactly the kind of crude statement we’ve come to expect from the president, a man who seems incapable of resisting the urge to make everything…

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