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‘Nobody on Earth has said that except you’: Van Jones slams Jason Miller for Susan Rice ‘smear’

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CNN’s Van Jones on Monday slammed former Donald Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller for smearing former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, calling him out for lying about the former Barack Obama appointee.

Discussing a Fox News report implying Rice requested to unmask the names or Trump transition officials, former Georgia congressman Jack Kingston argued that Rice is a “controversial” figure in par with GOP operative Karl Rove.

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“Susan Rice is a very very controversial political person …” Kingston began. “Recently, she said she knew nothing about any of this. This is the Democratic equivalent of Karl Rove, you know, his name popping up. So remember, Susan Rice herself is a story, is controversial.”

Van Jones, in response, noted that it’s within the purview of a foreign policy adviser to ask for information about matters concerning foreign policy.

“I just can’t understand what the problem here is,” Van Jones said. “She is the national security adviser, her job is to give advice. In order to give advice, she has to have information. To get the information, she’s got to ask questions. She’s basically doing her job.”

“Just to say, ‘she’s controversial in the right-wing media, so therefore there’s some big deal here because it’s her,’ any national security adviser advising the president has to ask questions about the information that they get,” Van Jones continued. “And that’s all that she’s doing. The rest of this stuff is just a bunch of nonsense trying to divert attention from what is clearly a very serious issue with the possibility that the president’s campaign was colluding with Russia.”

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Miller argued that the length of time the FBI has been investigating Trump’s ties to Russia proves there is no “there” there.

“If they’ve been looking at this for eight months and they still haven’t found anything, I think it’s really questionable if they ever will,” Miller said, “But what we do know about is Susan Rice … was systematically going through and on numerous occasions was unmasking American names, disseminating that information—“

“No, no, no no—that is not true. Don’t do that! That is not true buddy,” Van Jones replied.

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“It looks very questionable,” Miller tried to continue.

“It’s a complete smear,” Van Jones shot back. “You can’t come on the air and say that Susan Rice has disseminated anything. Nobody has said that on planet Earth except for you, and it’s not fair.”

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Trump melts down in cabinet meeting when questioned about ISIS: ‘It was me who captured them’

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President Donald Trump reportedly excoriated members of the media on Monday after he was questioned about his decision to pull troops out of Kurdish areas of Syria.

"Plenty of Turks have been killed because of conflicts on their borders," Trump said, according to a pool report. "ISIS was all over the place... it was me who captured them."

After criticizing President Barack Obama, the president continued.

"I'm the one who did the capturing," Trump insisted. "I'm the one who knows more about it than you people or fake pundits."

NOW: From pool report. POTUS says he captured ISIS and “plenty of Turks” have been killed. ?@realDonaldTrump? pic.twitter.com/AnzDXYlnUt

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Legal scholar exposes the strange ‘missing link’ in Rudy Giuliani’s debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory

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Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, has written a new article with NYU colleague Alex Potcovaru exposing the direct link between President Donald Trump's request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory pinning the blame on Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Writing at Just Security, Goodman and Potcovaru examine past statements made by Giuliani both on cable news shows and on social media, and have discovered that Giuliani's efforts to get Ukraine to probe the 2016 election are also an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump Organization boasts about India towers just days after Eric Trump says family doesn’t do international business

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The Trump Organization undermined Eric Trump's lie about the president's family ending its international business dealings.

President Donald Trump's second son falsely claimed last week to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he and his siblings "got out of all international business" after their father took office.

"The difference between us and Hunter (Biden) is, when my father became commander in chief of this country, we got out of all international business," Eric Trump said.

However, the Trump Organization run by Eric Trump and his older brother Donald Trump Jr. sent out a tweet Monday morning promoting the Trump Towers in Pune, India.

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