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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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‘Trump surrenders to the virus’: White House ripped for new ‘learn to live with it’ message on COVID-19

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President Donald Trump's administration was harshly criticized on Friday after a new report from NBC News.

"After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it," reported Carol Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba.

"Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states," NBC News reported.

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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.

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The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."

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