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LISTEN: Huckabee Sanders stonewalls reporters on Trump Jr. email inquiries in bizarre briefing

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Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to answer any questions about Donald Trump Jr.’s emails that revealed he knowingly met with a Russian lawyer whom he was told was working on behalf of the Russian government to help her father’s presidential campaign.

During Tuesday’s press briefing, Sanders read out the president’s official statement that “my son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency,” but otherwise would not get into the weeds about revelations that Trump Jr. was explicitly told that his 2016 meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

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For the vast majority of questions related to Trump Jr., Sanders referred reporters to Trump Jr.’s personal attorney.

“I will refer everything on this matter to Donald Trump Jr.’s outside counsel,” Sanders said shortly after reading the president’s statement about his son.

When asked later by a reporter about whether Trump Jr.’s emails showed evidence of collusion with the Russian government, she said simply that, “I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but on all questions related to this matter I would refer you to Don Jr.’s counsel.”

When asked whether Trump was being truthful when he insisted repeatedly that no one in his campaign had contact with Russian government officials, Sanders said, “To repeat myself, I will refer you to the outside counsel, and I do not have anything else to add.”

When asked to define what would constitute collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, Sanders said, “I said all we are going to say on that, anything else, you have to reach out to outside counsel.”

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Listen to the whole briefing below.

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Trump propaganda network tried to get visa for arrested Ukrainian official to give them Biden dirt: report

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that One America News Network, a pro-Trump TV channel that competes with Fox News, tried to secure a U.S. visa for Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a former Ukrainian lawmaker who was arrested last week by German authorities on corruption charges.

OAN reportedly was interested in transporting Onyschenko to America to help uncover dirt on Burisma, the energy company linked to former Vice President Joe Biden's son, and the focus of President Donald Trump's attempts to coerce the Ukrainian government to interfere with U.S. elections. They are reportedly also seeking visas for "several other" Ukrainian officials.

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Who tried to pay Rick Gates to keep him from testifying? And will AG Bill Barr prosecute them?

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Betsy Devos was found in contempt of court for breaking the law — and is trying to do it again

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Controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was threatened with jail time and received a $100,000 fine for illegally trying to collect student loan payments from victims of scam colleges.

According to a new report in The New York Times, she's still trying to violate the federal judge's order that resulted in her being held in contempt of court.

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