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‘It’s a falsehood’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo grills GOP congressman over Trump’s voter fraud claims

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo challenged Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) over the president-elect’s baseless claims that “millions” of illegal votes were cast in the election he won — and the lawmaker argued for more restrictive election laws and further electronic voting.

“We both know that millions of people did not vote illegally in this country,” Cuomo said Monday morning on “New Day.” “We’re not parsing, I’m not saying it was close — but you shouldn’t say millions. It’s nowhere close, it’s a gross exaggeration. It’s a falsehood — that’s not an opinion, congressman.”

Issa argued that illegal votes are cast in every congressional district where voter IDs are not required, but Cuomo pressed him to substantiate the claim that this happened on the scale of millions.

“One of the problems with the media is that they didn’t take him seriously, but they wanted to go into minutiae about what he said,” Issa said.

Cuomo fired back, arguing that the difference between millions and dozens or handfuls was not minute — but Issa was undeterred.

“Chris, we do have huge problems in getting elections accurate and quickly, and getting them believed by the American people,” Issa said. “I’m going to hold you to your facts. You said dozens or handfuls — we all know out of 320 million Americans, it wasn’t dozens or handfuls.”

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Issa signaled where Republicans are going with their dark hints about widespread illegal voting.

“We need to get a system that the American people believe in,” Issa said. “In California, do voters really believe when they show up at the voting booth and get told to put their ID away, they’re not allowed to look at it, when they realize they can have same-day balloting with no proof, you can have 50 people living at a single residence — I’m not saying whether there’s millions or your underestimation of a handful. The fact is, we need to bring (an) absolute form of confidence, and states have been trying to do that, and this president has been fighting.”

Issa argued that President Barack Obama had been fighting against voting restrictions that Republicans believe would restore confidence in elections but courts have generally found discriminate against the poor, minorities and younger voters — who tend to favor Democrats.

“By the way, we need to bring our voting system to be faster,” Issa said. “I didn’t have a recount, but it took 21 days to call (the) election, and they then counted afterwards. We need to modernize the system, we need to make it accurate and believed by the American people. That’s all Donald Trump is getting the American people thinking about.”

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‘We have been under siege’: Trump falsely claims he has been ‘violently’ attacked by his critics

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President Donald Trump claimed to be the victim of "violence" during his official campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida.

"Many times I said we would drain the swamp and that’s exactly what we are doing right now. We are draining the swamp," Trump claimed, despite having the most scandal-plagued administration in American history.

"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.

"For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we want and now they want a do-over. They want a do-over," he repeated.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied ‘proudly and with impunity’ because she was raised to be ‘impervious to reason’: WH reporter

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was blasted by a White House correspondent for her brazen lying from the White House podium.

"Sarah Sanders is a true believer. Conditioned by an upbringing rooted in Christian rhetoric that's impervious to reason, she views the world through a lens in which everything exists in absolutes," Playboy magazine White House correspondent Brian Karem wrote.

Her father, Mike Huckabee, is an Evangelical pastor who served as the Republican governor of Arkansas prior to unsuccessful presidential bids.

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Nancy Pelosi says White House attempt to block Hope Hicks testimony is ‘obstruction of justice’

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President Donald Trump's White House is committing obstruction of justice by claiming Hope Hicks has "immunity" from testifying before Congress about her time in the administration and even transition.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about the administration's contention by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.

Pelosi replied that it was, "obstruction of justice."

The answer could be important as Congressional precedence says that obstruction of justice is a high crime or misdemeanor worthy of impeachment.

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