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‘Is this fun for you?’: Don Lemon demands conservative explain how he can constantly ‘defend the indefensible’

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A heated debate broke out on Thursday’s episode of Don Lemon’s show. The CNN host was so aghast at the spin conservative Ed Martin, was twirling he simply had to stop the discussion.

The conversation was about the relationship between the Justice Department and the Oval Office and the extend to which it takes direction from the president or acts independently. The ally of President Donald Trump seemed to be arguing that the Justice Department could be used as the president’s attorneys. Somehow it had everything to do with the deep state.

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At the suggestion, progressive commentator broke into a repetition of “Oh, my God” and warned, “That’s why we’re in trouble.”

Lemon wondered how any of this had to do with the “deep state.” He, along with conservative ABC contributor Tara Setmayer, couldn’t understand the sequitur.

“Because if bureaucrats are in charge like Charles says and can’t be held accountable to the executive, it doesn’t matter if we have elections,” Martin argued. He said that it wasn’t practical to take his legal problems to the DOJ but that it was perfectly legal. Blow was appalled.

“Let me ask you a question,” Lemon cut in. “If you think this is the way it’s done, because it hasn’t been done that way, why did the president say, ‘I’m frustrated,’ remember? Because he could not interfere with the Justice Department and he wanted to have more influence when traditionally presidents have not had that and they have separated.”

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Martin argued that there has never been a policy put in place to implement that tradition. Thus, it wasn’t illegal or unethical.

Setmayer argued policies don’t come out of thin air. They then asked Martin why the White House Counsel would have been put in place if it was the DOJ’s role was to defend the president. Martin argued that it didn’t matter why.

That’s when Lemon simply stopped the discussion.

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“Do you sit around and just figure out ways to defend anything the president does and says?” Lemon asked Martin. “Even when it doesn’t make sense? Because it seems like no matter what. If I say ‘The president is supposed to have five toes.’ You would say, ‘No! No! This president has six toes! Because that’s the new way it’s done and no one has ever said that a person is supposed to have–‘ It just seems like you make up these outlandish reasons to defend the indefensible every single time. I love having you on, but why do you do that? Is it fun for you?”

Ed Martin is a paid commentator by CNN, despite the fact that he’s called the network “fake news” in the past.

Watch his answer in the video below:

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.

"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."

Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.

"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.

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