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Sarah Sanders gets shamed on live TV over separating families: ‘You’re a parent… don’t you have any empathy?’

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders clashed with reporters on Thursday over a White House policy that separates immigrant children from their parents.

During Thursday’s White House briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta noted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had claimed that the policy is supported by the Bible.

“Where does it say in the Bible that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers?” Acosta asked.

“I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law,” Sanders replied. “That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the bible. Hold on, Jim, if you’d let me finish. I’m not going to comment on the attorney [general’s] specific comments.”

Acosta pressed Sanders to name the passage of the Bible that supports the administration’s policy.

“That’s not what I said,” Sanders shot back. “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess and please don’t take my word out of context. The separation of an illegal family are the product of the same loopholes the Democrats refuse to close.”

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An Associated Press reporter reminded Sanders that there is no law requiring families to be separated, but Sanders refused to acknowledge the substance of the remark.

“It’s not a policy change to enforce the law,” Sanders said.

Without being called on, Playboy correspondent Brian Karem pleaded with Sanders to address the question.

“Come on, Sarah, you’re a parent,” Karem said. “Don’t you have an empathy for what these people are going through? They have less than you do,”

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“Settle down,” Sanders snapped.

“These people have nothing,” Karem observed.

“I know you want to get some more TV time,” Sanders quipped.

“Honestly, answer the question,” Karem continued. “You’re a parent of young children. Don’t you have any empathy for what they go through?”

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Sanders ignored Karem and moved to the next question.

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Ex-prosecutor explains why Trump feels like he can lie about Robert Mueller

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On Wednesday, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Trump is everything he accuses special counsel Robert Mueller of being — and he feels confident in gaslighting the American people because he knows no one has the ability to challenge him on it.

"The president falsely accused Mueller of illegally deleting anti-Trump text messages between two former FBI employees," said Blitzer. "In fact, those messages were wiped from government phones by the Justice Department in accordance with longstanding department policy. What's your reaction to that baseless, personal attack from the president on Mueller?"

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Democrats believe Mueller testimony could be tipping point for impeachment: CNN

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On Wednesday, CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported that some House Democrats view special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming public testimony to the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees in July as a potential tipping point that could sway both Democratic leaders and the American people in favor of opening an impeachment probe.

"Democrats who support opening up an impeachment inquiry believe this could bolster the calls to open up formal proceedings, perhaps shift public opinion, perhaps encourage the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move off of her opposition to opening up an impeachment probe because of what Bob Mueller will say," said Raju.

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Mueller agrees to testify in public about Russia investigation after House Democrats issue subpoena: report

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On Tuesday evening, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about the Russia investigation, following subpoenas from House Democrats.

"The House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee announced ... the special counsel has agreed to appear in public on July 17th in an open session to testify about what he found as a part of his two-year investigation into Russian interference, as well as potential obstruction of justice in the White House," said CNN reported Manu Raju. "Now, they say in this letter, both the chairmen of these committees, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, that they have subpoenaed Bob Mueller and he's agreed to testify under subpoena."

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