CNN’s John Avlon on Wednesday took Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to the woodshed for blowing off Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
After watching a clip of Kushner dismissing Russia’s meddling as merely buying Facebook ads — while also suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian efforts was more damaging than the meddling itself — Avlon called out Kushner for so obviously not caring about the integrity of American elections.
“They still don’t get it, and it’s willful ignorance,” he said. “The Princeling of Trumplandia and that cozy little bubble, where everything’s about Donald Trump, can’t see the primary issue is that America was attacked by a foreign adversary. The elections were undercut. It is not about Facebook ads.”
Avlon then quoted from the Mueller report, which found that Russian efforts included hacks into the Democratic National Committee and into Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. What’s more, Avlon said, these hacks were done with the explicit goal of making Trump president.
“It shows a contempt for the facts and a total unwillingness to get it,” he said. “They’re going to put their own interests ahead of national interests.”
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‘There is great distrust of the entire system’: CNN reporter says protesters want the Hennepin attorney to resign
On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Miguel Marquez reported that while Minnesota civil rights activists will approve of the upgraded charges against the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, they also want accountability for Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney who initially declined to charge every officer.
"Those protesters will be pleased, absolutely happy to hear these charges have now been brought, but they will want more," said Marquez. "Specifically, they do want the County Attorney, Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, who initially had this case and then turned it over to the attorney general, they want him to resign. They're also upset with the governor and his handling of it."
Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN
The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.
In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.
Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser
On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.
"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."