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CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after profane tweets about Trump

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Reza Aslan, the host of CNN’s Believer, has been dropped by the network less than a week after he went off on a profane Twitter tirade against President Donald Trump.

Variety reports that CNN has cut ties with Aslan, the Iranian-born author whose show Believer debuted earlier this year.

“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series Believer with Reza Aslan,” the network explained in a prepared statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”

Aslan came under fire from conservatives last week after he slammed President Trump as a “piece of sh*t” for using last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London to slam London Mayor Sadiq Khan and to again advocate for his proposed travel ban from multiple Muslim-majority countries.

“This piece of sh*t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency,” Aslan wrote. “He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”

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CNN also recently cut ties with comedian Kathy Griffin after she posed for a photo holding what was supposed to be Trump’s severed head.


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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense

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Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.

Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.

To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.

"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."

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Former FBI Director James Comey outlines the burning questions he’d ask Robert Mueller

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Former FBI Director James Comey has written a lengthy post at the Lawfare blog outlining the most important questions that Democrats need to ask of former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Although many of the questions outlined by Comey are simply asking Mueller to rehash the findings of his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he does ask some questions designed to get Mueller to offer up his own analysis of President Donald Trump's actions, such as, "Did you find substantial evidence that the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?" and "Did you reach a judgment as to whether the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?"

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