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‘He maliciously lies’: ‘Morning Joe’ panel shreds latest attempt to defend Trump’s wiretap conspiracy

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday kept trying to defend President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered an illegal wiretap of Trump Tower, even though members of the president’s own party have said there’s no evidence of that happening.

Reacting to Spicer’s continued attempts to back up Trump’s evidence-free claims, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski claimed that an “inside” source had told her Trump knows that he made a mistake by accusing his predecessor of committing a felony, but that he still doesn’t want to back down regardless.

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Panelist Donny Deutsch, meanwhile, was furious that the Trump administration continued to spout obvious falsehoods about the wiretapping claims despite the fact that congressional leaders from the president’s own party say they have no basis in reality.

“Where is the rage?” he asked. “If a seventh-grader sent out on social media a text that said, ‘That other student cheated,’ [falsely] accused a peer of cheating, they would be expelled. Should we not hold our president to the same accountability as a seventh-grader? He not only lies, he maliciously lies… There needs to be rage about this!”

Brzezinski went on to say that “a good lawyer” could make a case that Trump’s tweet about Obama amounted to defamation.

Watch the whole segment below.

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Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’

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The Internet reacted with scorn over the weekend after Second Lady Karen Pence announced a new Twitter account aimed at reelecting President Donald Trump.

In her first tweet, Pence posted a video lavishing praise on the president.

"There are probably a lot of things you don't know about me," Pence says in the video. "For example, I enjoy painting, I love to ride my bike and I like nothing better than reading a good book. On my new Twitter account, I will share what I'm up to when I'm not in the office at the White House."

Excited to start a new #Twitter account to help tell the story of all the accomplishments under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence! Follow along to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RaPwC5ThyR

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Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of ‘Thrones’ and ‘Veep’

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TV stars from Westeros to the White House will hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" take their final tilts at Emmys glory.

The long-running HBO smash hits helped the premium cable network raise the game for the small screen -- with 74 Emmys between them, they are among the most decorated shows ever at television's answer to the Oscars.

Both hope to add to their record hauls before they bow out at the glittering ceremony in downtown LA's Microsoft Theater.

While the divisive final season of "Thrones" enraged many fans, it is the Television Academy's 24,000-plus voters who get to choose the winners.

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WATCH: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son

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President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.

“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.

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BREAKING: President Trump admits that he talked to the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Biden. #MTP #IfItsSunday@kristenwelker: "From the president's perspective, the only way to put this story to bed is to release the transcript." pic.twitter.com/aaJ6DjMN0E

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