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Fox News host Shep Smith slams Trump’s lies about Russian hacks in bid to halt election investigation

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Fox News host Shepard Smith took Donald Trump to task Monday afternoon, flat out stating that the president-elect is lying when he claimed that accusations of Russian hacking only surfaced after he was was elected president.

Drawing attention to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell saying, “It’s hard to believe any Republicans could in any way ever be against reviewing these Russian tactics,” Smith noted that Trump is one such Republican.

“President-elect Donald Trump has called the CIA’s assessment ridiculous,” Smith remarked. “A statement he based on nothing. Tweeting today, ‘Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite, and we tried to play the Russia-CIA card? It would be called a conspiracy theory.’ ‘Unless you catch hackers in the act it’s very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn’t this brought up before the election?'”

“It was brought up before the election,” Smith continued. “Over and over and over again. US officials absolutely did say before the election that Russian hackers stole emails from Democratic officials and gave them to the website WikiLeaks. But, according to The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the CIA has since determined it was all part of an effort to help Donald Trump, not simply to disrupt the election but to help Donald Trump. And 17 national security agencies are in on this assessment.”

Smith then shared a clip of Trump telling Fox News host Chris Wallace that the 17 intelligence agencies have no idea who did the hacking, with the president-elect blaming Democrats for “putting it out there” because he won the election.

“That is not true,” Smith said again. “The national intelligence agencies put this out, and now there’s a bipartisan investigation into it, one which Donald Trump is against.”

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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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2020 Election

Trump ‘shirking his duty to protect the country’ by ignoring Russia election threat: Ex-CIA agent

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Ex-CIA agent Evan McMullin told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was "shirking his duty to protect the country" by ignoring the fact that Russia plans to attack the 2020 election.

"He's shirking his responsibility to protect the country," McMullin said. "We are in a new era of information warfare."

"Countries can be defeated without a shot being fired," he went on. "We just learned from the Mueller report that the president was aware that we were undergoing, as a country, an information warfare attack during 2016. He sought to benefit from it."

"A lot of times we say 'look, the president's ego is wounded' when we talk about how the Russians attacked us, and may have helped him get elected," McMullin continued. "But I actually think that we are a little naive to buy into that narrative. I think that is a fig leaf for the president. How can we ignore that this president barely won the electoral college?"

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Elections 2016

White House made it clear they were ‘trying to hide’ evidence from Mueller: Omarosa

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Omarosa Manigault, former political aide to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC Wednesday that the while the White House never "directly" ordered her to destroy documents related to the Mueller report, they made it quite clear they were "trying to hide" evidence.

"He wants to run out the clock," Manigault said. "He thinks he can run down the clock and that people will stop being concerned about it. We should really not just focus about what he is telling people to do or say, but how he's asked people to destroy documents, to destroy e-mails, in my case two boxes of campaign-related materials that the White House still has in their possession, that they claim they don't have or don't know what happened to it."

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