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‘No, ma’am!’ Fox News host shouts down berserk RNC spokesperson for smearing Robert Mueller

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Republican National Committee spokesperson Liz Harrington lashed out at Fox News host Leland Vittert over the weekend after he asked her about evidence that President Donald Trump committed obstruction.

During the Saturday interview on Fox News, Vittert noted that some Democrats are considering impeachment hearings over evidence against Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report.

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“They are going to overreach because the American people know there’s no ‘there’ there,” Harrington insisted.

“[The report] identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with Russia… That’s not ‘didn’t find anything,'” Vittert pointed out.

“This is 19 Democrat [sic] lawyers who were picked by Robert Mueller,” Harrington said of the investigators. “You read page by page and there’s innuendo and suggestions of impropriety.”

“Telling [then-White House counsel] Don McGhan to fire Robert Mueller isn’t wrong?” Vittert asked.

“Not firing someone isn’t obstruction,” the RNC spokesperson insisted.

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“I’m not asking whether it’s obstruction or not,” Vittert said. “I’m asking whether it’s the right thing to do.”

According to Harrington, however, Mueller’s team accused Trump of “treason” for “two years.”

“No, ma’am!” Vittert shot back. “Robert Mueller never accused him of treason.”

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“There was a dossier that said he was compromised!” Harrington exclaimed.

“Not one person in Robert Mueller’s office ever accused the president of treason,” the Fox News host repeated.

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“If this report had been written about a Democratic president, I can’t imagine you’d have the same feeling about it,” Vittert added.

“The vast majority of Republicans are sickened by an out-of-control Obama Justice Department,” Harrington remarked. “This is dishonesty from James Clapper, John Brennan, Jim Comey, Adam Schiff. That’s the pervasive mess of dishonesty that Republicans are upset about!”

“But none of them are president,” Vittert observed. “Isn’t the president of the United States held to a higher standard?”

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“Of course! He did nothing wrong!” Harrington shouted. “There was no collusion!”

“Telling Don McGhan to fire Mueller was not wrong?” Vittert asked.

“No!” Harrington cried out. “This is such a misconception. If the president wanted to fire Robert Mueller, he would have done it!”

“That’s the real scandal here,” she continued, cutting off Vittert. “They knew there was no collusion and yet they started the special counsel report anyway.”

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“Well, so far I haven’t heard anything different than the talking points from the White House,” Vittert scoffed.

“You haven’t heard talking points from the Democrat [sic] Party apparently,” Harrington shot back.

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Google tightens political ads policy in effort to stop abuse

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Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those with political messages, from lying in ads. But it is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video.

"It's against our policies for any advertiser to make a false claim -- whether it's a claim about the price of a chair or a claim that you can vote by text message, that election day is postponed, or that a candidate has died," Google ads product management vice president Scott Spencer said in an online post.

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour with visit to Buddhist temple

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Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his Asian tour aimed at promoting religious harmony.

The 82-year-old pontiff is on his first visit to Buddhist majority Thailand, where he will spend four days before setting off to Japan.

His packed schedule a day after touching down in Bangkok includes a meeting with the king and the prime minister before leading an evening mass expected to draw tens of thousands of people from across Thailand, where just over 0.5 percent of the population is Catholic.

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Hong Kong campus stalemate persists while US congress passes bill of support for democracy protesters

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Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city's pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.

Beijing did not immediately respond to the passage in Washington of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which voices strong support for the "democratic aspirations of the Hong Kong people."

But China had already threatened retaliation if the bill is signed into law by President Donald Trump, and state-run media warned Thursday the legislation would not prevent Beijing from intervening forcefully to stop the "mess" gripping the financial hub.

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