The investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election began after U.S. intelligence became suspicious Trump adviser Carter Page’s close ties to Russian intelligence.
Democratic commentator Chris Hahn was talking to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson about the probe on Friday night when Page’s name came up.
Carlson introduced Page to tell his version of the story and ran into a buzzsaw when Hahn refused to back down as the former Trump adviser made excuses for passing documents to a Russian spy.
“This is complete spin,” Page said. “I was teaching a course at New York University called on Energy in the World, in spring semester 2013, and I had a coffee with a diplomat from the Russian consulate.”
“Who was a spy,” Hahn said. “He was a spy—you gave him documents that he requested from you. Which is what the [Main Intelligence Directorate] does, the [Main Intelligence Directorate] when it recruits a useful idiot.”
Carlson asked Hahn if he would expect to be punished for passing documents that were public information to a spy.
“I tend not to hang out with Russia spies because I’m trying to get get a gas deal with their nationally owned gas syndicate,” Hahn said.
Carlson took Page’s side and said he was “embarrassed” by the United States’ efforts to stop Russian spies from interfering in elections.
“I’m embarrassed to live here right now,” Carlson said. “This is a shameful moment in our country’s history, that we would do this to one of our citizens. It’s disgusting.”
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Since then, President Donald Trump has denied that he and his administration didn't know anything about it. Then he claimed it was a hoax. Now it has become clear that the stories are not only true but that if Trump read his presidential daily briefing in 2019, he would have been aware of the problem.
Speaking to the House Thursday, Trump's former acting CIA director Michael Morell explained that things are being made far worse by the president's denial.
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The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.
Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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"I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them... I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody's ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted."