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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump Reportedly Worried Only By ‘Optics’ Of Crying Migrant Kids

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

While meeting with congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday, President Donald Trump expressed concern about the political blowback against his policy of separating immigrant families but did not actually seem interested in the substance of the policy, according to a report from CNN.

One Republican lawmaker told CNN that Trump said, “The crying babies doesn’t look good politically,”

Pictures and audio of the children that have been separated by the president’s policies have driven extensive news coverage of the issue in recent days, and opposition to the policy among the public is high.

The lawmaker said Trump didn’t convince him to back any particular piece of immigration legislation, in part because the president has undermined his own promises to support bills before.…

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#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun Of His Basketball Game With Ted Cruz

The referee tossed a coin to determine first possession. An NBA announcing crew was settled in. A rapt audience found itself laughing, letting go of the tension of our ongoing national debate. The Jimmy Kimmel vs Ted Cruz “Blobfish Basketball Classic” was about to begin, and everyone had an opportunity to forget about politics for a few moments.

But Jimmy just couldn’t help himself.

In today’s clip, the ABC late-night comic introduces footage of the one-on-one basketball game between himself and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Kimmel doesn’t spare himself in his introduction, joking that his lousy athletic skills took many hours to produce a requisite number of points.…

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Republicans Will Subpoena FBI Agent Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlate notified ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Friday that he plans to issue a subpoena for FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify before Congress, CNN reports.

Citing two sources familiar with the House GOP investigation into the FBI’s handing of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump investigations, CNN reports Goodlate told Nadler about plans to subpoena Strzok during a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The subpoena comes on the heels of a Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the bureau’s handling of Clinton email investigation, which included a text from Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page insisting they’ll “stop” Trump’s election.…

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