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CNN’s Jake Tapper knocks Trump lies: The Washington Post had to create a new section ‘the bottomless Pinocchio’

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On Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper knocked President Donald Trump for the egregious amount of lies that he tells.

Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had a hearing for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.

Lying seems to be a routine behavior for Trump and those connected to him. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying in January 2017.

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Trump has lied at a record-breaking level for a president of the United States, that it has caused news organizations to innovate new fact-checking measures.

“Trump tells so many lies that The Washington Post had to create a new section ‘the bottomless Pinocchio,'” Tapper said.

“President Trump’s false and misleading claims that have been repeated more than 20 times led us to create a new Pinocchio rating,” Meg Kelly from The Post said.

Watch the video below via CNN.

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Trump wants Ric Grenell to keep his ambassador job while also overseeing every intelligence agency: report

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was reported to be planning to appoint U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to serve as acting Director of National Intelligence — a position for which he has zero qualifications. The move raised immediate fears, given that Grenell is a hardline Trump loyalist.

But it doesn't stop there. Reports also suggest that the president intends for Grenell to keep serving as Ambassador to Germany at the same time as he is overseeing every U.S. intelligence agency.

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‘You lost me’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graciously defuses confrontational question

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In an appearance on ABC's popular daytime talk show "The View" Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke about what she called a "disconnect" between centrist, establishment members of the Democratic Party and progressive lawmakers who have been viewed as agitators in the party.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that while she had applauded Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory in her 2018 primary against Wall Street-backed former Rep. Joe Crowley, she has since cooled on the lawmaker due to what she views as a dismissal of baby boomers' past activism. Ocasio-Cortez has pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back a Green New Deal, called on her fellow Democrats to support Medicare for All, and criticized Democrats who take big-money donations from the financial, for-profit healthcare, and fossil fuel sectors.

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Security experts sound the alarm on Russian interference in the 2020 election: Their campaign is ‘underway’

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Cybersecurity experts have been warning that it isn’t a question of whether or not the Russian government under President Vladimir Putin will try to interfere in the United States’ 2020 election — it’s a question of how successful they will be and the ways in which they will make an attempt. Three security experts (Alex Finley, John Sipher and Asha Rangappa) address this concern in a February 19 article for Just Security, warning that troubling vulnerabilities remain in the United States’ election system.

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