CNN anchor Pamela Brown kicked Pres. Donald Trump’s spokesman Jeffrey Lord to the curb on Sunday in a panel discussion of Trump’s wild accusations that former Pres. Barack Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.
Security analyst Juliette Kayyem and political commentator Maria Cardona also joined the panel, which was on the air when news broke that FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly repudiate Pres. Trump’s claims against Obama and clear the FBI’s name.
Numerous officials in addition to Comey spoke out against Trump’s accusations on Sunday, including former Director of National Intelligence under Pres. Obama James Clapper who spoke in uncharacteristically blunt language for an intelligence official in denying that any such wiretap program ever took place.
Brown asked Lord if Pres. Trump owes Obama an apology for the accusations, to which Lord responded that there is evidence of an investigation of Trump and his associates that was written about in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Brown explained that those wiretaps were not of Trump aides, but of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that happened to snare a number of Trump associates who spoke with Kislyak.
“There’s a big difference,” Brown said. “We’ve got to deal with facts.”
“Are you saying that the New York Times and the Washington Post aren’t dealing with facts?” Lord asked.
“No, no, no,” said Brown. “What the Washington Post and the New York Times reported is fundamentally different from the allegation that Pres. Trump made on Twitter yesterday.”
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Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometer) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.
On Saturday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 runners, started the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wall's demise this November.
With weary legs, most runners will jog through Saturday night, aiming to reach the city centre stadium which doubles as both start and finish, in the early hours of Sunday.
The race is part ultra-marathon, part tribute to those who died trying to cross the Wall, which the East German communist regime hastily erected in 1961 and stood for 28 years.
Suspect behind NYC subway bomb scare arrested after being found unconscious in the Bronx: report
On Saturday, CNN's New York correspondent Polo Sandoval reported that a suspect wanted for placing suspicious rice cookers in New York City subway stations has been arrested after being found unconscious at an address in the Bronx.
"Less than 24 hours it took the NYPD to track down this man in relation to the scare that took place here in New York City," said Sandoval. "A source close to the investigation saying that the individual that they were trying to track down to speak to was apparently placed into custody at about 2AM This morning. He was found unconscious in the Bronx here in New York. He is currently hospitalized."
It’s not Democrats who are making guns a political issue: It’s all the dead bodies
We can’t keep up. We can’t keep up with the lies, we can’t keep up with the racism, we can’t keep up with the anti-immigrant hysteria, we can’t keep up with the firings and resignations, we can’t keep up with the flat-out lunacy, but most of all, we can’t keep up with the dead bodies.
In a single week, between Sunday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 3, there were three separate mass shootings in this country. In Gilroy, California, at a popular garlic festival, a man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an AK-47 style assault rifle, killed three people and wounded 13. Two of the dead and several of the wounded were children. The shooter had six high-capacity magazines in his possession: one was a drum magazine holding 75 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and the other five held 40 rounds. He had bought the AK-47 and ammunition just three weeks before he opened fire on the festival goers.