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CNN’s Erin Burnett debunks Trump appointee’s lies to his face — and leaves him scrambling for an explanation

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CNN”s Erin Burnett caught Stephen Moore, recently picked by President Donald Trump to join the Federal Reserve, in a whopper of a lie Thursday night when she pressed him on his past advocacy for the gold standard.

When she raised his past advocacy for the idea, he pretended like it never happened.

“I don’t really think I’ve said anything much about the gold – I’m not in favor of a gold standard,” Moore said.

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“So, I want to play something for you,” she said. “Here you are.”

She then played three clips of Moore publicly advocating for the gold standard, including one from December 2016 after Trump’s election. A questioner directly asked if he’d push for Trump to return to the gold standard.

“Yeah,” said Moore in 2016. “I like the idea of going to a gold standard.”

Back in 2019, Moore was clearly caught off guard.

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“So, let me respond to that,” he said. “I think a gold standard would certainly be better than what we have right now. But I think there’s a much better system that we could put in place that would not just look at gold but all commodities.”

“So you’ve changed your mind?” said Burnett. “Because you’re very specific…”

“I think a gold standard would be overly restrictive,” he said.

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But he didn’t explain why he initially lied and said he had never talked about the gold standard. What the clip below:

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‘Martyrdom for snowflakes’: CNN analyst knocks Republicans who desperately wanted to be arrested at protest

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CNN host Don Lemon reported Wednesday evening that many Republicans wanted to be arrested for storming the secure room where the House Intelligence Committee depositions were taking place.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that he was told "there was never any chance [members] who barged into SCIF would be arrested by [capital police], but some members asked to be arrested. They wanted the optic of being frog-marched out of the SCIF in front of TV cameras. That would help w/GOP narrative of Dem process abuse."

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1187173332682182656

Commentator Wajahat Ali called it the perfect example of "martyrdom for snowflakes."

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Seth Meyers says Republicans storming classified room looked like a protest at a pharmacy that ran out of Viagra

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"Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers couldn't help but lambast the far-right Republicans angry that they're not being included in the depositions ahead of the impeachment hearings.

Wednesday, Republicans stormed a secure room known as a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), because they seemed to misunderstand the difference between a deposition and a hearing. In Congressional hearings, witnesses will be presented for members of the committee to question. In a classified deposition, the witness can give information that is considered classified for security reasons. Oddly, some members who are allowed in the room were also protesting.

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WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon bursts out laughing over Trump’s new wall in Colorado

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CNN's Don Lemon typically deals with difficult and intense topics at the top of his weekly show. Wednesday night, however, after a serious opener about Syria and ISIS, Lemon broke into hysterics over President Donald Trump's flub saying he would build a border wall on Colorado's border.

"You know why we're going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on our border. And they didn't have it," said Trump. "And we're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado. We're building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works — you can't get over, you can't get under. And we're building a wall in Texas. And we're not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned. And Louisiana's incredible."

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