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‘You’re simply changing the subject’: ABC host busts Kellyanne Conway on Russia lies as she blames ‘Benghazi’

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Kellyanne Conway speaks to ABC News (screen grab)

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to craft a letter defending his son’s meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

On ABC’s This Week program, host George Stephanopoulos reminded Conway that Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, had told him that the president was not involved in a writing a misleading letter in defense of Don Jr. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later admitted that the Trump “weighed in as any father would.”

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“The White House and the president’s lawyer said he wasn’t involved at all,” Stephanopoulos explained. “They didn’t tell the truth.”

“You know, George, I know there this whole thing about…” Conway began.

“About telling the truth,” the ABC host interjected.

“Let’s talk about telling the truth,” Conway snapped. “Let’s talk about [President Barack Obama] looking Americans in the eye who are still suffering eight years later. If you like your plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Benghazi happened because of a video.”

“Kellyanne, you’re simply changing the subject,” Stephanopoulos interrupted. “You are changing the subject going back to President Obama and Hillary Clinton.”

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“Don Jr. responded to an email that said he was going to get Russian government information on Hillary Clinton,” he added. “That was not out during the campaign. That was revealed just in the last several weeks.”

“But what came of that meeting,” Conway replied. “Nothing.”

Watch the video below from ABC News.

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Morning Joe destroys your Facebook friends’ excuses for voting for Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said most of the people he grew up hate President Donald Trump, but they're voting for him anyway.

The "Morning Joe" host said they share many of his concerns about the president and his fitness for office, but he said they always offer excuses for holding their nose and voting to give him four more years.

"It's good talking to them and just saying, so why are you voting for this man?" Scarborough said. "'Well, he's a terrible guy, he's a horrible example for my kids, I'd never invite him over to the house, he's despicable -- I hate him, I just hate him,' but and then, fill in the blank, AOC or Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders or regulations or tax cuts or 401(k)s, and I say, so, well, we have right now a president of the United States who is demanding that his attorney general arrest the former vice president of the United States, his chief political competitor. This is something that happens or happened in the former Soviet Union, this is something that happens still in Russia."

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Trump ‘is hemorrhaging support’ and is flailing badly to win it back: reporter

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President Donald Trump is trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in the polls, and one veteran journalist said that he seems clueless about how to stop the bleeding.

Journalist Alex Wagner, the host of Showtime's "The Circus," told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's flailing attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci and "60 Minutes'" Lesley Stahl are not part of some grand strategy to stage a comeback in the 2020 presidential election.

"The idea that President Trump has somehow hatched a multi-pronged plan to make a closing argument in the last remaining days of the election is a fallacy," she said. "He is hemorrhaging support among suburban women and seniors, and what is he doing? Taking on a fight with the elder statesmen of the most venerable news brand in America. She is an older woman at precisely the time he needs to be getting women and seniors."

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Progressives unite for last-ditch effort to delay Amy Coney Barrett vote — by impeaching Bill Barr

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Progressive activists are urging House Democrats to essentially kill two birds with one stone by impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr -- which would delay the confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

"Attorney General Barr has acted to subvert the laws that he, as our nation's chief federal law enforcement official, is duty-bound to uphold," more than 20 progressive groups signed in a joint letter.

"Attorney General Barr has made a career out of undermining our democracy and it is pellucidly clear that he has been ramping up efforts to undermine the upcoming elections and invalidate the votes of millions of Americans," the groups wrote.

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