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Trump’s DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen contradicts US intel on election meddling: I haven’t seen evidence Russia favored Trump

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday echoed the Trump Administration’s ambivalence toward the intelligence community’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an election interference campaign to help elevate Donald Trump to the presidency.

As CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports, Nielsen said she hasn’t “seen any evidence” Russia tried to help Trump, contradicting the January 2017 report that assessed “Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”

In May, Nielsen said she was “not aware of” the conclusion that “the specific intent was to help President Trump win,” adding she generally has “no reason to doubt any intelligence assessment.”

Her comments follow Trump’s own waffling on whether Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Despite attempting to walk back his declaration that he sees “no reason why it would” have been Russia, Trump continues to sow doubt int he intelligence community’s assessment, siding with Putin over his own government’s findings.

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Asked Monday whether he wanted Trump to win, and if he directed his officials to help that happen, Putin replied, “yes I did, yes I did.”

“Because he talked about bringing the US-Russia relationship back to normal,” Putin explained.

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Jerry Falwell, Jr blasted as ‘un-Christian prat’ after trying to defend Donald Trump in battle with Southern Baptist ethics chief

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was ripped online for attempting to rationalize President Donald Trump's detention camps for children.

Dr. Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, posted on Twitter an Associated Press story on the "perilous conditions" at a Texas Border Patrol station holding 300 children.

"The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this," Moore wrote.

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How one woman taunting a homeless McDonald’s employee turned his life around

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A woman in Fayette County, Georgia recently took to Facebook to disparage a McDonald's worker who was sleeping in the restaurant. "I go and tell an employee there is someone is asleep in their booth and her response was 'oh yeah, we know hee hee, it's ok' and I said 'not really but whatever,'" she wrote.

It turned out the sleeping employee, Simon Childs, is a 21-year-old homeless father who had recently lost his mother and was trying to catch some rest between multiple shifts at the restaurant.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so toxic few people would admit to attending her going away party

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders redefined the role of her position by refusing to hold daily briefings and brazenly lying to protect President Donald Trump.

She was even cited in the Mueller report for admitting under oath that she had lied from the podium.

So when Politico's Anita Kumar and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers decided to throw Sanders a going away party, there was immediate outrage.

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