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‘Ludicrous’: Van Jones calls BS on James O’Keefe ‘nothingburger’ attack video that was strategically edited

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The “nothingburger” video that was shot by right-wing pro-Trump provocateur James O’Keefe to “expose” progressive activist Van Jones turns out to be a hoax. Like many of O’Keefe’s videos, the videographer edited out part of what Jones said so that it would say what O’Keefe wanted it to.

“The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger,” Jones appeared to say. “There’s nothing there you can do.”

The video appears to show Jones recognizing who he’s talking to but he doesn’t know that he’s being taped.

“If you take any one line of my argument out of context, you can use it to pull off a hoax. That’s what O’Keefe’s minions did,” Jones wrote in a CNN op-ed about the incident.

“The notion that I think Trump is innocent of all wrongdoing in Russiagate is ludicrous. But perhaps the people on team Trump can afford to live in a fantasy world,” he went on. “Did I mean that there is ‘nothing’ to the allegations that members of team Trump colluded with the Russians and then tried to cover it up by firing FBI Director James Comey? No – and far from it.”

Jones went on to say that there is no evidence, this week, soon, or ever that ever be powerful enough to force the GOP to get rid of Trump.

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Jones also believes “there probably was collusion” between Trump’s campaign and Russian hackers.

“Putin is the only person (besides Ivanka) whom Trump never disses. Given how Trump lashes out at everyone else, that fact alone is fishy,” Jones explained.

O’Keefe has been successfully sued for his misleading videos and strategic editing in the past. His organization “Project Veritas” spelled disaster for many who have worked with the group and were involved in illegal actions. In 2010, he was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges when he tried to wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office.

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

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