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CNN’s Chris Cuomo nails Jack Kingston: Trump was ‘spreading that BS’ on hacked voting machines

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A Donald Trump supporter tried to downplay the possibility that Russia attempted to influence the presidential election, but CNN’s Chris Cuomo wouldn’t let him.

“There was no evidence that it disrupted or effected the election results, and there is this kind of perception that, oh, they broke into the voting machines in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania or anywhere else, and they swayed the outcome — and that’s not true,” said Jack Kingston, a former Republican congressman.

Kingston, who visited Moscow last week and met with American business leaders there to discuss changes to U.S.-Russia policy under Trump, claimed evidence tying Russia to the DNC hacks was intentionally misleading.

“We also know about hacking that you make it look like somebody else did it,” Kingston said. “It’s highly unlikely that only Russia was doing it. There’s probably hacking going on all over the place from other counties, as well, and lone wolf actors.”

That’s when Cuomo stepped in to set the record straight, reminding Kingston that the director of national intelligence had tied Russia to the hacks on Oct. 7.

“This is what they do, (and) they’re very confident that it was Russia,” Cuomo said. “They know how to see when it’s Russia, we’ve talked to people involved in the investigation. I don’t think we need to muddy those waters absent any new information.”

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He said Kington was correct that no evidence had been found to show Russia had hacked into voting machines — but he blamed Trump for those concerns.

“Part of the reason people think that goes back to the Trump campaign, because they were advancing theories about the concern of that, and about (George) Soros and his ownership of the machines,” Cuomo said. “That was coming from Trump’s team and the surrogates around him who were spreading that BS in the days leading up to the election. So they have to own that, too. Those chickens are coming home to roost.”

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He’ll ‘rot in prison’: At least one House Dem has bigger plans for Trump than impeachment

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An increasing number of Democrats have come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions in recent days. But Rep. Fre?derica Wilson of Florida bucked that trend on Monday by coming out specifically against impeachment, warning it would have negative consequences.

However, she made clear she wasn't opposed to impeachment because she's a fan of Trump or thinks his conduct isn't condemnable. In a tweet featuring an antagonizing and absurd meme, Wilson explained that she feared Trump would benefit from an impeachment push:

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Jared Diamond believes America is ruining itself in 4 different ways

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Jared Diamond is not afraid of big ideas. He has tackled such subjects as evolutionary psychology, the reasons why the West rose to global dominance, the lessons to be learned from "traditional societies" and the relationship between environmental change and the decline of ancient civilizations. and why ancient societies fell into decline.

Diamond has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship as well as the National Medal of Science. His bestselling book "Guns, Germs and Steel" won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Trump supporters are furious that knitting website Ravelry took a stand on white supremacy

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When you think of the knitting community, you might envision an elderly woman, sitting on a rocking chair in front of a fire with a pair of large knitting needles. In truth, the knitting and crocheting demographic has changed drastically in the twenty-first century, becoming younger, hipper, and increasingly tied to DIY culture.

Ravelry is a website where both millennials and knitting grannies (among other demographics) meet to talk about knitting, crocheting, weaving, and other craft and fabric arts. But if you plan to crochet a MAGA hat or knit a Trump sweater, think twice about posting it on Ravelry. The forum-style website, which is often described as "Facebook for knitters," recently issued a statement that they would ban open support of Donald Trump on their site. The widely-publicized move suggests that even communities that aren’t seen as specifically political — like knitters — are becoming politicized, sometimes in toxic ways, in an epoch of extreme political polarization in the United States.

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