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Trump surrogate Jack Kingston: No one on the Trump campaign ‘would be stupid enough’ to collude with Russia

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Jack Kingston, a CNN contributor and former Trump campaign staffer, argued recently that the Trump campaign could not have colluded with Russia because no one in the organization “would be stupid enough” to do it.

During a CNN panel discussion on Friday, Republican strategist Tara Setmayer said that she was baffled by President Donald Trump because he seemed to be trying to obstruct the Russia investigation while claiming that there had been no collusion with Russians.

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“When you’re completely innocent, this is not how you behave,” she noted. “So, why was Trump so incensed about [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions recusing himself — rightfully — from the situation? If there was nothing going on, why did he need [Sessions] to protect him? To protect him from what?”

“It strains credulity to think that everyone is making everything up and Donald Trump is just paranoid?” Setmayer remarked. “I don’t think so.”

Kingston disagreed.

“I do know the president,” he pointed out. “I talked to him particularly about this. And he outraged because he does believe he’s innocent.”

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“I was involved in the campaign,” Kingston said. “I don’t believe people like Kellyanne Conway would be stupid enough. I’ve known her for many, many years. These are ethical people.”

In fact, Trump’s son, Don Jr., and other members of the campaign did meet with Russians in an attempt to get dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Watch the vide below from CNN.

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New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump

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An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.

Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.

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Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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Trump is openly colluding with Ukraine to smear Biden

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President Donald Trump is defending his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one that recent media reports suggest may have been made in order to dig up dirt about one of Trump's likeliest and strongest opponents in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This article first appeared on Salon.

"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

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