A CNN panel on Wednesday hammered Fox News pundits for trying to whitewash the way immigrant children were being treated in detention facilities after being separated from their parents.
In particular, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Brian Stelter unloaded on Fox’s Laura Ingraham for describing the detention facilities as “summer camps” for undocumented immigrant kids.
“Laura Ingraham, she’s a mom of three,” Camerota said. “I feel when she says it’s a summer camp she must not know or have spoken to the people we had on our show today that said they are in cages, the kids are in cages, it’s overcrowded, there is constant crying, there are no toys, no bedding, they sleep with the bright lights on and they don’t know where their parents are… that’s not summer camp.”
“That’s terror camp!” Stelter responded. “That is causing terror in these children’s lives! What Laura Ingraham needs to do is go and see these camps!”
Elsewhere in the panel, Stelter condemned former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for glibly dismissing the plight of a 10-year-old with Down syndrome who had been separated from her mother.
“It sounds heartless,” he said of Lewandowski’s remarks. “It sounds cowardly and I think there are two things about his behavior there that are telling. One is, the depth of the anti-immigrant sentiment, just how deep and hateful it goes. And number two, the lack of a coherent argument or positive argument.”
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Holmes’ testimony shows Trump lied about his relationship with embattled Ambassador Sondland: ex-FBI agent
On CNN Saturday, former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa noted that State Department aide David Holmes' testimony does not just make a liar of EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland for claiming he wasn't aware of any plot to extort Ukraine with military aid, it also makes a liar out of President Donald Trump for suggesting he had barely even interacted with Sondland in the first place.
"What does all of this mean when we look ahead to the space that Sondland, Ambassador Sondland is in, and what he's going to say on Wednesday?" asked anchor Christi Paul.
"Yeah, so Holmes is really important because he has firsthand knowledge of this call," said Rangappa. "He was sitting there and he heard — he overheard this conversation. I just want to emphasize that, because one of the big objections that the Republicans have had is that everything has been hearsay. So we are getting closer to getting firsthand corroboration and information."
Sondland is in ‘a world of trouble’ after Holmes revelations: Ex-White House adviser
On CNN Saturday, David Guy, the former special impeachment adviser to President Bill Clinton, told anchor Christi Paul that President Donald Trump's angry tweet against Marie Yovanovitch, and State Department aide David Holmes' new testimony that he overheard President Donald Trump talking to EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland about military aide, are huge problems for both the president and Sondland.
"I'm wondering, did you see that tweet as she was testifying, the tweet from the president, as President Trump kind of sabotaging himself?" asked Paul.
Trump sent Giuliani henchman on ‘a secret mission’ to Ukraine — during White House holiday party: report
The story of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman got even weirder on Friday evening.
CNN's Vicky Ward, the author of the 2019 book Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, published a bombshell report about the White House's 2018 annual Hanukkah party.
In attendance, were former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and two of his associates who have been indicted: Parnas and Fruman.
"At one point during the party that night, Parnas and Fruman slipped out of a large reception room packed with hundreds of Trump donors to have a private meeting with the President and Giuliani, according to two acquaintances in whom Parnas confided right after the meeting," Ward reported.