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‘There are many lawsuits!’: Kellyanne Conway ducks charge Trump used charity money for legal problems

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Appearing on CNN with Erin Burnett, Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway attempted to sidestep questions over the GOP presidential candidate using his foundation to pay off $258,000 in lawsuits — as reported in the Washington Post — before being cornered and blurting, “There’s are many lawsuits.”

Covering a wealth of issues that have cropped up for the Trump campaign in the past few days, the Trump campaign manager — who acts more like as his  spokesperson — dismissed the WaPo report by using the article’s use of the expression “may have” when it discussed illegality in the payments.

Conway then attempted to spin the payment as “classic Donald Trump,” stating the money was attached to a charity benefiting veterans.

“He wanted to raise the American flag as high as he could over Mar-a-Lago,” she explained. “I think a lot of Americans would appreciate that.”

Host Burnett didn’t let her off the hook, noting that an attorney with extensive experience in non-profits called the lawsuit payoffs, “as blatant an example of self-dealing as I have seen in awhile.”

“The idea that money went for — when people hear ‘self-dealing,’ Erin, you know what they think of immediately,” Conway parried. “That it’s going for plane rides and fancy hotels and expensive meals and certainly salaries and overhead, and that sounds to me like the Clinton Foundation,” before Burnett cut in.

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After Burnett pointed out that that Trump’s personal business benefited by the foundation using other people’s money to pay off lawsuits, Conway professed confusion.

“Well there are many lawsuits everyday against people,” Conway said said before becoming accusatory. “That’s a bridge too far, I think you’re making things up not based on facts not reported in this story that uses a lot of conditional phrasing”

According to a USA Today report in June of this year, Trump has been involved in over 3,500 lawsuits.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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2020 Election

Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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