CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Friday grilled 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein over her insistence that she hasn’t seen any evidence that the Russian government interfered in last year’s presidential election.
During the segment, Stein said that it was possible that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, but said she couldn’t say so definitively because she hadn’t seen any evidence yet to back up that claim.
Camerota pressed Stein on this assertion by noting that there is broad consensus among both intelligence officials and lawmakers of both parties that Russia directly interfered to help President Donald Trump get elected.
“Just yesterday I spoke to Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) — he’s trying to pass legislation, a bipartisan legislation, because he’s on the intel committee and the evidence is so overwhelming to him,” Camerota said. “Let me just read to you what he says: Intelligence reports factually established that Russia hacked presidential campaign accounts and attacked a U.S. voting systems software company.’ Why don’t you believe the intel evidence that has been presented?”
Stein responded by saying that it seemed the intelligence agencies were just guessing.
“The intelligence agencies themselves say they assert this, and this is their opinion and they do not have the factual information,” she replied.
Stein went on to argue that if the intelligence agencies have evidence that the public has not yet seen, they should release it now so that we don’t go to war with Russia under false pretenses.
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Boris Johnson said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit — but just asked to extend deadline
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.
In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP.
"The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.
"Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react. This may take a few days," he added.
Tusk said on Twitter that he was "waiting for the letter".
Trump is ‘weakened on virtually every front’ as impeachment intensifies: Washington Post analysis
President Donald Trump is in a "fragile state" and telegraphing weakness, according to a new analysis by Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.
"President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies," he wrote.
Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.
"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.