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‘What the heck is going on at the RNC?’: CNN’s Jake Tapper grills GOP chair about Cohen’s role in Republican Party

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Along with being the president’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen is the national deputy finance director of the Republican National Committee — a fact that CNN’s Jake Tapper drove home Friday when interviewing RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel.

“Minutes ago, you accepted the resignation of Elliot Broidy, the deputy finance chair of the RNC, after the Wall Street Journal broke the news that a different deputy finance director of the RNC, Michael Cohen, also president Trump’s personal lawyer, negotiated a $1.6 million payout to a Playboy model that Broidy impregnated while married,” Tapper told McDaniel.

“Cohen, we learned from the Justice Department this afternoon, is also under criminal investigation on top of the fact that former finance chair Steve Wynn is being accused of sexual harassment and assault,” he continued. “My first question for you is: what the heck is going on at the RNC?”

McDaniel responded by saying that “obviously, these developments are new to me.”

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Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.

At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.

"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."

"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."

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‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist

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Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.

Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.

"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"

As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.

"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.

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CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism

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CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.

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