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‘Why are you defending Russia?’: Exasperated Chris Cuomo grills Trump surrogate on election hacks

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It looks like CNN’s Chris Cuomo has officially had it with Trump surrogates who are refusing to talk about Russia’s role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

While interviewing Jason Miller, the Trump transition team’s communications director, Cuomo repeatedly asked him why Trump was so unwilling to investigate whether Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee or the leaking of John Podesta’s emails this year.

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Miller tried to completely dodge the question and accused Cuomo of trying to make Trump’s upcoming presidency illegitimate before it’s even begun.

Cuomo, however, wasn’t having any of it.

“Why won’t you call this what it is?” Cuomo asked. “October 7, [James] Clapper comes out, the head of the DNI, and says, ‘This is what Russia does, it has all the signatures of it, they’re trying to increase some kinds of influence in our election.’ You say it’s ridiculous — why?”

Miller again tried to redirect the discussion to why Trump had won the election, but Cuomo wasn’t biting.

“Who’s talking about why he won it?” he asked.

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“Chris, you’re trying to delegitimize the election!” Miller replied.

“No I’m not, I’m trying to get you to see Russia for what it is,” Cuomo shot back. “You have real blinders on about this.”

Miller once again tried to say that the story was irrelevant because the election has been over for more than a month — but Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook.

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“Vladimir Putin directs the action of Russian intelligence,” he said. “We just had U.S. intelligence say, ‘Russia negatively tried to influence our election.’ And you say, ‘We won, we won, we won!’ Why are you defending Russia’s actions?”

Check out the whole segment below.

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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