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Trump busted by NYT reporter for lying about James Clapper to push bogus ‘spygate’ claims

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President Donald Trump keeps misquoting the former director of national intelligence to push his bogus “spygate” narrative — and a New York Times reporter called him out for lying.

James Clapper said Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that Trump should be “happy” the FBI was investigating alleged Russian spies infiltrating his campaign, and the former intelligence chief used the president’s “spy” phrasing.

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“They were spying on — a term I don’t particularly like — but on what the Russians were doing,” Clapper told “The View.”

Trump has repeatedly pushed Clapper’s quotes to justify his made-up claims about campaign spies, and he did it again Thursday morning in a tweet.

“Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign,” Trump tweeted. “Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal. Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history. SPYGATE – a terrible thing!”

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman swiftly corrected the president, saying, “Clapper didn’t say this or anything approximating it.”

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) also called out the president for lying about the FBI investigation of his campaign.


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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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