Kayleigh McEnany went on CNN on Wednesday to defend President Donald Trump from charges that he and his presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government.
While talking about Carter Page — a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser whom the FBI is investigating for being a Russian agent — McEnany acknowledged that it seems that Page has done work for the Russian government, but countered that there’s no way Trump could have known that at the time he named him a top foreign policy adviser.
“I don’t think it’s evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia at all,” she said. “He was a brief adviser on the campaign, and the campaign [was] trying to distance themselves from him.”
It was then pointed out to McEnany that when Trump was asked to list his foreign policy advisers during the 2016 presidential campaign, Carter Page was one of the first names Trump mentioned.
“But look, I don’t think we have any evidence to suggest that President Trump knew that this guy was a foreign agent, and he wanted him on his campaign because he wanted to collude with Russia,” he said. “That is another step that you have to make, and I don’t think there are facts there to show that.”
Watch the whole segment below.
Trump lies to the press about his massive tax increasing while departing to France for the G7 Summit
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"I think our tariffs are very good for us. We're taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it," Trump argued.
In reality, China is not paying for the tariffs, which are paid by American importers and passed on to consumers, making the announcement a massive tax increase on Americans.
"Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don't understand that yet," Trump argued.
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The host of HBO's "Real Time" presented "25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller" on Friday.
"In high school, I was voted 'Most Likely to Comb My Mummified Mother's Hair,'" was one item.
"I think tacos are stealing jobs from hamburgers," was another.
"I'm a Cancer. I don't know my astrological sign," was a third.
"The worst part about my car smelling like wet dogs, is that I don't own dogs," was a fourth.
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"I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher said.
"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running," he said.
"I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market," Maher said. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers -- for decades."