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Samantha Bee slams anti-Girl Scout archbishop who wasn’t ‘sure’ child molestation was a crime

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Samantha Bee put her money where her Thin Mints were on Monday as she offered support to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri against St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson.

“You have underestimated our love of girl power — and our love of cookies,” Bee said to Carlson before revealing that the program bought a “sh*t-ton” of Girl Scout cookies to give to her audience. She also directed viewers to her website, which is encouraging them to “ruin an awful archbishop’s day” by either buying cookies or donating to the Girl Scouts directly.

Carlson drew Bee’s ire after he contacted local parishes and urged them to cut ties with the Scouts, saying they were “becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values.”

Among the behaviors troubling Carlson, Bee noted, was the fact that the Scouts were working with Amnesty International.

“I guess trying to stop the beheading of political prisoners doesn’t count as ‘pro-life’ enough for him,” she quipped.

However, she also highlighted Carlson’s testimony in May 2014 concerning the sexual assault committed by former Father Thomas Adamson. Adamson met with Carlson in 1980 while both men worked under the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. At the time, Carlson handled sexual abuse cases for the archdiocese, but Adamson’s crime was never reported.

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“You knew it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a kid,” a prosecutor can be heard saying in footage of Carlson’s testimony.

“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” Carlson responds.

Yet at the same time, Bee said, Carlson found the Girl Scouts’ support for contraception to be part of “a troubling pattern of behavior.”

“If you don’t want girls getting knocked up and you won’t let them have contraception, you’d better teach the Boy Scouts to use some of those fancy knots on their d*cks,” she said.

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Watch Bee’s commentary, as aired on Monday, below.

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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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Rachel Maddow gets to the bottom about why Trump ‘freaked out’ so much at report U.S. hacked Russia

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday examined the motivations for President Donald Trump freaking out over the latest bombshell New York Times revelations about his Russia policy.

Maddow identified two key takeaways for her viewers.

"The weird things here are two things about the way the story has broken and both have to do with President Trump," she noted.

"The first really strange thing about the reaction is President Trump’s response to it online. This story apparently sort of made him flip out," she said, putting his Twitter reactions on screen.

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