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‘That’s just false’: Jake Tapper corners a flailing Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s ‘offensive’ lies

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CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday over the president’s claim that the “very dishonest press” refuses to report on terror attacks, at one point telling the top Donald Trump adviser “it’s offensive” to the journalists currently risking their lives to cover these tragedies.

After discussing the moral equivalency the president drew between Russia and the United States, Tapper turned his attention to the president’s controversial attack on the media, which Trump continued Monday at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

“[Terrorism] is not even being reported,” Trump said during that speech, arguing “in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it”

“They have their reasons and you understand that,” the president added.

“After he said that, the White House released a list of the attacks that he was supposedly referring to as, in his words, not even being reported, I want to put some footage of CNN reporters covering attacks that were on that list,” Tapper told Conway, rolling several videos of he and his colleagues on location during these events.

“Saying that we don’t cover terrorism, that’s just false,” Tapper said.

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Conway tried to argue the issue is that people shouldn’t become inured to before complaining about the inordinate amount of coverage Trump received on the campaign trail.

“That’s a lovely spin, but that’s not what he was saying Kellyanne,” Tapper shot back, noting the president was alleging the media is purposely avoiding talking about these attacks.

“It’s offensive given the fact that CNN and other media organizations have reporters in danger right now, in war zones, covering ISIS,” Tapper said.

The CNN host then turned to the hypocrisy over Trump not mentioning the deadly attack last month at a mosque in Quebec City, that was carried out by a white nationalist supporter of Trump.

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“President Trump has not said or tweeted one public word about this,” Tapper noted, asking, “You want to talk about ignoring terrorism, why hasn’t the president offered his sympathy to our neighbors in the north?”

The conversation continued with Tapper pressing Conway to explain why Trump continues to rage against the media, why she pushed the false “Bowling Green Massacre” narrative to bolster Trump’s immigration ban, and whether she considers CNN to be “fake news.”

Watch the contentious interview below, via CNN:

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‘It’s just insane’: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow breaks down the Trump administration’s latest Russia scandal

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On Wednesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow delved into the latest stunning revelations surrounding Maria Butina, the admitted Russian agent at the heart of a plot to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party — and the connections to a high-ranking State Department official in charge of arms negotiations with Russia.

"Josh Rogin at the Washington Post reports tonight that Maria Butina also turned up at the wedding of Mike Pence's national security adviser," said Maddow. "Mike Pence's national security adviser, Andrea Thompson, got married that summer of 2017, first summer of the Trump Administration. She's got that awesome new job. Getting married and Maria Butina was at the wedding. Why was she at the wedding? U.S. Person One, her boyfriend, Paul Erickson, was officiating the wedding. Oh. It also turns out that the man who Mike Pence's national security adviser, the man who Andrea Thompson was marrying at the wedding that day, he had recently given Paul Erickson $100,000."

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Fox News’ Hannity has to stop and remind Trump to use anti-FBI propaganda in the middle of an interview

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The president seemed to short-circuit in his interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.

President Donald Trump began speaking about the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, repeating "no collusion, no obstruction." He then went off on a tangent about the dossier from Christopher Steele and whether or not he was spied on as a candidate in 2016.

"If they spied on my campaign and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in history of this country," Trump told Hannity. "I will tell you, it’s going to be very interesting, I think we are going to find out. Can you imagine if it were the other way around and I spied on President Obama’s campaign? Can you imagine what the repercussions would be? Or I spied on cricket Hillary’s campaign. Can you imagine with the repercussions would be?"

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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