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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‘Kiss Florida goodbye’: Voto Latino head warns Democrats of coming 2020 debacle
Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar said Democrats should not count on taking Florida's 29 electoral votes in the upcoming 2020 presidential election if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the at the top of the ticket.
During a fairly contentious panel discussion on the viability of Sanders as a candidate due to self-identifying as a democratic socialist, Kumar claimed that would not play well Florida's Latino community.
"All I can think about when David [Corn] was unpacking it for us, we can all agree is you can kiss Florida goodbye," she explained. "I say that, Floridians -- Latinos that have fled socialism, they have fled and they are in Florida and they have sensibilities that are different from the rest of the Latino community."
CNN’s Bakari Sellers schools Rick Santorum over claim Trump is not part of the ‘extreme hard right’
During a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union, contributor Bakari Sellers set fellow panelist Rick Santorum straight after he tried to claim that Donald Trump doesn't take far-right positions.
Following a discussion on Sen. Bernie Sanders' Nevada caucus win, Santorum tried to note the major differences between Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Responding to conservative commentator Linda Chavez who called both Sanders and Trump "two angry people," Santorum remarked, "I wanted to take issue with what Linda said: two angry folks representing the extremes, and I would agree with that, with Bernie Sanders, and he is representing, no question, the extreme of the Democratic Party and he says that he is a socialist and he is angry, I agree."
‘Jesus was not a socialist!’ Fox News panel explodes over Jesus Christ’s political views
Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was "more of a socialist" than a capitalist.
During a Fox & Friends segment designed to cast doubt on the faith or Democratic presidential candidates, evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress argued that socialism is "antithetical to Christianity."
But St. Paul Reverend Dee Dawkins-Haigler reminded the other panelists that scriptures seemed to point to what people now call socialism.
"We believe in things like, what did you do to the least of them?" Dawkins-Haigler explained. "You fed the hungry, you clothed the naked, you went to see those who are in prison."