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MSNBC’s Katy Tur: Rudy Giuliani’s lies are obvious when he starts ‘denying things no one has alleged’

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MSNBC host Katy Turn couldn’t help but ask “what is going on,” during Monday’s “Meet the Press.” The comment came after a day of gaffes from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who Tur said is disputing accusations no one ever made.

“The president’s lawyer himself is denying the president himself hacked into the DNC and the Clinton campaign, which is strange because no one has accused the president of hacking into the DNC or the Clinton campaign,” she said at the top of Monday’s show.

She noted that Giuliani “is now denying that the president himself met with a group of Russians at Trump Tower, which is strange because no one has accused the president of meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower.”

Giuliani also denied there was a meeting to talk strategy ahead of the Trump Tower meeting, another thing no one ever alleged.

“So what the heck is going on?” she asked. “Well, the president’s lawyer is arguing that colluding with Russia isn’t a crime. Which is strange, because the president has been telling us for over a year now that there was not any collusion.”

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“The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is also arguing that there isn’t a single stitch of evidence of collusion,” she also observed. “Which is strange, because that’s just not true, and it’s even less true now than it’s ever been.”

She asked her political panel if the “bizarre string of claims” is a reaction to developments in the case, “which raise legitimate questions about collusion.” Giuliani is now alleging that Trump lied when he said he didn’t know his campaign met with Russia after being told the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

She also played a clip of Trump saying that anyone who hacked Hillary Clinton would be rewarded. The latest development in the case is that the Justice Department said that at least one persona created by Russian hackers was communicating with long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone.

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House GOP group wants to pressure Amazon into selling gay conversion therapy books written by long-debunked quack

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A key bloc of House Republicans is planning to put pressure on Amazon to once again start selling "gay conversion therapy" books that the website had previously removed for peddling a dangerous, pseudo-scientific procedure that has been linked to suicide and mental health problems.

Vice News reports that the Republican Study Group issued a handout to its members this week encouraging them to raise concerns about "Amazon censorship" of books written by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the late clinical psychologist who has been credited with pioneering so-called gay conversion therapy techniques.

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American Islamic State ‘sniper’ charged in New York: Justice Dept

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A naturalized American who was a sniper for the Islamic State group has been charged in New York with material support for a terror group after being captured in Syria and repatriated to the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Kazakhstan-born Ruslan Maratovich Asainov fought for the Islamic State in Syria for five years before he was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces and handed over to US custody, the department said.

Asainov, 43, was brought back to the United States on Thursday and was to be arraigned Friday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn.

He fought for IS in Syria from 2013 to 2018 as a sniper and a weapons trainer for other combatants.

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WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

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According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

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