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CNN guest explains what was behind Roseanne Barr’s bonkers ‘Trump freed children from pimp bondage’ tweet

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Appearing on CNN, a reporter attempted to explain a bizarre tweet by actress Roseanne Barr, star of the re-booted ABC sitcom Roseanne.

CNN anchor Ryan Nobles asked media reporter Oliver Darcy of the actress’s belief in #QAnon, which is described as Pizzagate, only worse.

“There’s Roseanne Conner, the character, Roseanne Barr, the real person. it’s difficult to separate the two. Roseanne Barr is known for retweeting and promoting right-wing conspiracy theories, Pizzagate, the Seth Rich controversy, she’s gone after David Hogg, she’s been pictured in Nazi paraphernalia,” Nobles noted. “I’ve seen a lot of pushback on social platforms.”

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“Are people supporting both Roseanne and the show?” Nobles asked. “Or just the actress? Can people divide the two when they watch the show?”

“I think it’s a mixture of both,” Darcy replied. “I think a lot of it is also people — they support Roseanne and, like you said, she is a vocal Trump supporter and she does often drift into these really crazy conspiracy theories.”

Darcy cited one Friday night tweet in particular, putting it on screen.

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“What she’s referring to is this extremely fringe theory called The Storm, it plays out in fringe corners of the internet,” Darcy explained. “Really right-wing.”

“I think that is going to be something that people are going to pay more attention to, particularly as the show finds success,” he predicted.

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Pompeo ridiculed by CNN panel for his ‘phony mock outrage’ response after being outed as a foul-mouthed bully

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Responding to a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued through the State Department accusing an NPR journalist of being "shameless" for going public with an encounter she had with him in his offices where he cursed at her, a CNN panel all but rolled their eyes at his "phony" outrage.

Speaking with host Anderson Cooper, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called out the blustery Pompeo as well as many Republicans who took "umbrage" at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) mentioning a report that the Donald Trump would have their heads on "on a pike" if they crossed him.

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So much for ‘originalism’ — Trump’s impeachment defense is a constitutional dumpster fire

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Trump lawyer Purpura busted by MSNBC for lying on the Senate floor during impeachment trial

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Moments after the end of the Saturday's Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump concluded, MSNBC host Brian Williams pointed out that one of Donald Trump's attorney's lied on the Senate floor about the president's Ukraine scandal-- and he had a clip handy to prove it.

Sharing footage of attorney Mike Purpura stating the higher-ups in Ukraine were unaware that Donald Trump was withholding aid until after the government helped him by announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, the MSNBC host called the attorney out.

To make his point that Pupura was being untruthful, Williams then showed a clip of Defense Department official Laura Cooper, who testified that Ukrainians were asking about the delay on the day of the Trump phone call that was the starting point of the impeachment trial.

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