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Tune in now to @OutFrontCNN where I sit in tonight for Erin. Lots of news on #RoyMoore’s loss and what it means for GOP
3/Rasmussen made clear he was not referring to any single tweet or statement by any single person. However, noting comments by the president and administration policies such as the travel ban, I asked: “Does the environment today make your job more difficult?” He said “Yes”.
2/ “If you’re increasing the amount of suspicion and distress on these communities, it places more challenges in our way,” Rasmussen added.
In an on-the-record interview, outgoing NCTC Director Nick Rasmussen told reporters recent anti-Muslim rhetoric is making counter-terrorism “more difficult”. “I don’t think it’s arguable it’s more difficult when the environment is contaminated by mutual suspicion,” he said. 1/
This AG Rosenstein hearing sounds an awful lot like laying the political groundwork for firing Mueller.
"Are you afraid of Donald Trump firing you?"

"No, I'm not" - AG Rosenstein
AG Rosenstein now aggressively dismissing GOP case to undermine Mueller: "Based upon his reputation, his service, his patriotism...I believe he was an ideal choice for this task"
As about possibility of Trump firing #SpecialCounsel Mueller a la Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre", AG Rosenstein says: "I won't take any action unless he's violated his duties"
"The issue of bias is very different. We recognize we have employees with political opinions but it's our job to make sure those views..are not in any way a factor in how they conduct themselves in office" -AG Rosenstein
GOP @RepPeteKing on Steve Bannon this am to @ChrisCuomo: "He looks like some disheveled drunk who wandered on to the political stage ... this is not the type of person we need in politics"
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