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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.

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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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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean

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Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.

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Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates

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President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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