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‘You’re a partisan hack!’: CNN’s Matt Lewis shuts down pro-Trump lawyer for ‘discrediting James Comey’

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Conservative columnist Matt Lewis on Wednesday slammed Jay Sekulow over his criticism of former FBI Director James Comey, flat-out calling the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice a “partisan hack.”

Sekulow was arguing Comey has to “very careful” with his reported testimony next week in from of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Lewis defended Comey, while acknowledging the former FBI director may be “grandstanding”

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“I think that James Comey is an honorable guy,” CNN’s Lewis said, “He is somebody’s who, I think, prides himself on being a Boy Scout. And it’s interesting that actually could be a fault of his—that he wants to be seen as a very honorable, decent person. Ironically, finally, I think that has gotten him in trouble. It does seem a little bit like he’s a showboat.”

“I do think he’s an honorable person, though,” Lewis continued. “And I think Sekulow came with a mission to begin discrediting James Comey. I think it’s a harbinger of things to come.”

Sekulow shot back at Lewis asking if he thought it was “okay” Comey is speaking with the special counsel before he testifies in front of the Senate.

“Here’s what I think is good,” Lewis began before Sekulow interrupted.

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“Matt, do you think it’s okay?” he demanded.

“Are you cross examining me?” Lewis asked. “Am I under oath? You can’t handle the truth Jay Sekulow. Guess what you’re not hosting the show.”

Sekulow tried again to interrupt but Lewis was not having it.

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“You can’t shut up,” Lewis said. “You talk too much, Jay Sekulow. You came here tonight, you are a partisan hack!”

Watch the video below, via CNN:


"You're a partisan hack!": Mat Lewis swats at… by sarahburris

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New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump

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An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.

Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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Trump is openly colluding with Ukraine to smear Biden

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President Donald Trump is defending his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one that recent media reports suggest may have been made in order to dig up dirt about one of Trump's likeliest and strongest opponents in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This article first appeared on Salon.

"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

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