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CNN’s Burnett flattens Katrina Pierson for refusing to deny Trump slurs: ‘You signed an NDA — you wouldn’t tell me’

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In a raucous CNN interview, Trump 2020 campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson refused to deny that Donald Trump uses racial slurs — and was taken to task by host Erin Burnett.

In a recording released by Omarosa Manigault Newman, the spokeswoman appears to confirm that tapes exist of then-candidate Trump using the N-word in 2016 by saying “he said it” and “he’s embarrassed.” Pierson reiterated her earlier claim that the comment was meant to “move the conversation along,” and that she wasn’t confirming that such a tape existed.

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“Are you willing to stay the president has never and would never use that word?” Burnett asked the spokeswoman.

“I reject the question,” Pierson responded. “How can you sit there and ask somebody if they know anything that’s not about themselves? I can say the exact same thing [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanderssaid — I never heard him say the word.”

In another segment of the interview, Pierson said that a colleague noted to her that she’d used almost the exact same phrase — “he said it, he regrets it” — when discussing the infamous Access Hollywood tape. That tape, in which Trump is heard joking about grabbing women by their genitals and claiming they allow it because he’s famous, does exist.

Later, the host asked the spokeswoman if she ever signed a nondisclosure agreement when she worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, and Pierson told her she did.

“So basically, if you had heard him say the N-word, you wouldn’t tell me about it anyway,” Burnett said. 

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“I’m telling you the truth,” the spokeswoman replied. “I’m not up here to lie. I’m telling you the absolute truth. I signed an NDA with the campaign because everybody did.”

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Fox News lying to defend Trump makes it a threat to US national security: CNN contributor

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Fox News a threat to American democracy and national security, a CNN contributor explained on Saturday.

Garrett Graff was interviewed by CNN's Ana Cabrera about a new piece he wrote for Wired titled, "Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security."

"Monday’s split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump and as the Justice Department’s inspector general released a 476-page report on the FBI’s handling of its 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign, made one truth of the modern world inescapable: The lies and obfuscations forwarded ad infinitum on Fox News pose a dangerous threat to the national security of the United States," he wrote.

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Lindsey Graham admits nothing will change his mind on Trump impeachment: ‘I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror’

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In an interview with CNN International's Becky Anderson at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitted he has no plans to look at the evidence compiled against Donald Trump from the House impeachment inquiry when it is referred to the Senate.

The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee explained that he wants the trial to be quick and that expects nothing to come of it, with the GOP solidly behind fighting impeachment of the president.

During the interview Graham stated, "This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly."

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GOP strategist walloped for urging Dem lawmakers to leave Trump alone and worry about being re-elected instead

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On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and Republican strategist Doug Heye clashed after the latter suggested Democrats should value their re-election over holding President Donald Trump accountable for wrongdoing.

"We have to remember, this is not a trial as we think of trials in courtroom," said Heye. "This is a political process. It is designed to be a political process, and that's why this whole process is played out the way that it has so far. I would say to Maria, the Republicans aren't spending money to shore up Republicans per se. They're spending money to go after vulnerable Democrats who are going home and then coming back and telling Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership, I'm getting killed back home."

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