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Symone Sanders explains exactly why Trump announced the Brennan news today

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Political commentator, Symone Sanders, called out President Donald Trump for his attempt to distract the news cycle from covering the latest in the Paul Manafort trial.

On Wednesday, the White House released a statement saying that they would revoke the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan. However, the press release was dated nearly a month ago.

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“The date on President Trump’s statement about revoking John Brennan’s security clearance? July 26. Three weeks ago. I guess it’s just a coincidence that the White House decided to announce this as they struggle to deal with the fallout from Omarosa’s book,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted.

“Why do you think they released it today?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Sanders.

“You know, I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle, Jake,” Sanders jokingly responded.

“I think this is ridiculous. This is nothing short of extraordinary and we should all be scared about the state of our democracy,” she said. “The president sent his White House press secretary out there today to basically poop on the people from the press secretary podium.”

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Sanders then called out Congress for not holding the president accountable.

“What is happening here? What is Congress going to do? Congress, as I like to remind people, is a co-equal branch of government. What will Congress do? Is Paul Ryan going to say that he didn’t see this in the news cycle today?” she said.

Watch the video below via CNN.

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‘Hit her! Hit her!’ Indianapolis cops batter black protester with batons and pepper bullets

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Indianapolis police officers are under investigation for beating a black woman with batons and shooting her at close range with pepper balls during protests against police brutality.

In a widely circulated video clip, officers can be seen repeatedly battering the woman with batons and firing less-lethal weapons as she stands still Sunday afternoon at the corner of North Pennsylvania and East Washington streets, reported the Indianapolis Star.

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Cheerleader barred from the University of Tennessee after racist Snapchat post surfaces

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A prospective incoming freshman to the University of Tennessee and member of the cheer-leading team has been informed that she will no longer be allowed to attend the university, thank to racist comments she made on social media, WVLT reports.

"On Wednesday, following a racist video and photo surfacing on social media, Athletics made the decision not to allow a prospective student to join the Spirit Program. She will not be attending the university this fall," a tweet from the University read.

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France’s Versailles to re-open Saturday after COVID-19 lockdown ease

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France's sumptuous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century by the "Sun King" Louis XIV, throws its doors open to the public again on Saturday but with little certainty over when tourists will return as lockdown curbs are slowly eased.

Workers on Friday dusted the Hall of Mirrors and polished its gilded statues ahead of the reopening, which will see visitors required to wear face masks and follow a one-way route through the opulent 2,300-room complex.

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