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WATCH: CNN panel devolves into chaos after Trump backer claims the president is ‘protecting America’ from Putin

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Anderson Cooper’s Tuesday night panel of political analysts descended into complete chaos when former Donald Trump campaign operative Steve Cortes attempted to argue that Trump had been harsh on Russian President Valdimir Putin. Cortes currently serves on Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

“Our own administration–not the president, the Treasury Department–says Russian government cyber actors have targeted the U.S. government and multiple critical infrastructures,” Paul Begala reminded. “Our energy sector, nuclear sector, commercial facilities, water, aviation–why the hell isn’t he protecting America today from ongoing attacks from Russia?”

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“He is,” Cortes claimed. “And you know how he’s doing it?”

“By sucking up to Putin?” Begala answered.

At that point, Cortes attempted to claim Trump’s “words” have been harsh on Putin, which caused all of the panelists at the table to jump all over him at once.

Though all of the cross-talk was difficult to decipher, it did not appear that the panel agreed with his contention that Trump has had harsh words for Putin.

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Jeff Sessions ridiculed after losing GOP primary for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) attempted a political comeback by running in the GOP primary for the Senate seat he long held.

Sessions resigned the seat to serve as President Donald Trump's attorney general, before the two had a falling out.

"On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions lost the Alabama Senate Republican runoff election to Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach whose platform was largely a blanket promise to support the president at all times," The New York Times reports. The Daily Beast also projected that Tuberville had won.

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Texan who led neo-Nazi group guilty of ‘swatting’ Black church: report

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Federal authorities have received a conviction in case in a "swatting" case, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

"A founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet official, journalists and others," the AP reported. "John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces up to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to conspiring to transmit threats."

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