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WATCH: CNN interview on Black Lives Matter spins out of control as conservative sheriff berates host

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CNN anchor Don Lemon seemed to have a difficult time interviewing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a frequent critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lemon started the interview off by saying the police in Baton Rouge had a message of peace and asking Clarke for his sentiment.

“Their message is peace and coming together in the country,” Lemon said. “What’s your  message?”

Clarke sniffed at his question.

“You don’t believe that for one minute, do you,” he said. “Any protests over the deaths of these cops today in Baton Rouge? Any riots or protests over the deaths of the police officers in Dallas, Texas?”

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Clarke then blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for the recent spate of cop killings in Dallas and Louisiana, growing agitated until Lemon had to ask him to “keep it civil.”

Clarke continued to rail about the movement until Lemon cut him off to take a commercial break, saying, “Are you gonna let me talk?”

When they returned, Clarke said, “First of all, this whole anti-police rhetoric is based on a lie. There is no data and no research that proves any of that nonsense. None.”

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Lemon then told him to be specific about what he was talking about. Clarke then said everyone from President Barack Obama to the Washington Post were lying about data that shows black people are statistically treated more harshly by law enforcement than white people, which Lemon countered.

Clarke then tried to turn the conversation to “black-on-black crime,” but Lemon pointed out that’s a different conversation and tried to get the interview back on track.

Watch the interview, as posted to YouTube, here:


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GUILTY: Jury rules Michael Flynn’s former business partner is guilty of lobbying for Turkey

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Michael Flynn's former business partner Bijan Kian was found guilty by a jury for illegally lobbying for a foreign country.

The information was uncovered as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and as the Justice Department's crackdown on illegal foreign lobbying, CNN explained.

Flynn has had a difficult go in his court case, but information Flynn gave was helpful, according to the DOJ.

Kian is an Iranian-American businessman who was charged with conspiring to hide his lobbying work for Turkey without registering as a foreign agent for the Turkish government.

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“It’s as bad as it looks”: Pelosi under fire for debt ceiling deal that hands GOP power to kneecap progressive agenda

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"It sets up a crisis of the first year of the next president's administration," said a former congressional staffer. "We're letting them light the fuse on another bomb and place it squarely in the middle of the next president's first year."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have helped temporarily avert a looming fiscal crisis on Tuesday by striking a budget deal with the Trump administration, but progressives warned the agreement hands Republicans power to kneecap the next president's agenda by suspending the debt ceiling until after the 2020 elections.

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FLASHBACK: Mueller makes GOP lawmaker look like an absolute fool during 2013 hearing

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While previewing former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming testimony before the House of Representatives, CNN on Tuesday played a clip from six years ago showing Mueller schooling Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who tried to corner the then-FBI director about his agency's work on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

During the hearing, Gohmert tried to get Mueller to explain why the FBI supposedly hadn't visited the mosque that was frequented by the Tsarnaev brothers, the two American citizens of Chechen descent who carried out the attack.

"Why did no one go to the mosque and say, who are these guys?" Gohmert asked. "Why was that not done?"

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