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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.”

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

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“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.

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

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“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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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes as moderate Democrats, falling in line behind former vice president Joe Biden, are warning that the party risks re-electing Donald Trump if it nominates too radical a candidate for president — by which they mean someone like Senators Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

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