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Fox’s Shep Smith unloads on ‘deceptive’ Jared Kushner for downplaying Russian election interference

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On Tuesday, Fox News host Shep Smith ripped presidential son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner for diminishing the impact of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.

During the TIMES 100 summit, Kushner said that Mueller’s report was more harmful to America than Russia.

“President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser claimed the Russian investigation has been more damaging to the United States than Putin’s meddling in the 2016 election. Jared Kushner said he thought the whole thing was kind of nonsense,” Smith said.

Smith added, “Jared Kushner’s diminishment of Russian interference is deceptive. From the Mueller report we now know, Russians made contact with multiple members of the Trump campaign, including Jared Kushner and attempting to promote Russian objectives.”

Smith then broke down how Mueller’s report revealed the impact that Russia intelligence had on the election.

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“They received campaign polling data from the Trump team and discussed business deals and policy goals and getting dirt on Hillary Clinton with the now president’s son and others. They conducted cyber espionage, stealing e-mails and distributing them to help candidate Trump and hurt Trump’s opponent,” he said.

“They sent Russian operatives in America in person to learn the landscape and sow division. The United States indicted 26 Russian nationals and three Russian companies and the Mueller report made crystal clear and all U.S. Intelligence agencies concur the Russians are still trying to interfere in our affairs and influence our elections,” he said.

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Republicans are ‘too cowardly’ to stand up for the morals they claim to have: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post writer Max Boot called out Republicans for being more than willing to compromise their moral and "family" values for President Donald Trump.

In a Wednesday column, Boot said that GOP "scruples have eroded faster than the polar ice cap." There's the matter of the "Access Hollywood" tape, the race-baiting, xenophobia and now there's the matter of Jeffrey Epstein. But it was just four lone members who were willing to denounce Trump's order to four Congresswomen of color to go back to the country they came from.

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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote

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Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."

"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."

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This explains why Trump picked a fight with the four Congresswomen of color: analysis

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On one hand, President Donald Trump almost certainly chose to mark out Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) because of his own deep-seated racism.

But there is likely another reason he is doing it, wrote Aaron Blake of the Washington Post's "The Fix" on Wednesday: because his core voters hate them as much as he does.

Blake cited a new The Economist/YouGov poll of 2016 Trump voters' opinions on several politicians. "As you peruse it, it becomes clear that the conventional wisdom about why Trump picked these targets is right: They were ripe for motivating the GOP base ... All of them are better known among Republicans than Democrats, which suggests that a steady stream of coverage in conservative media has elevated them as potential Democratic bogeywomen. Trump is tilling fertile soil. And in fact, they might already be his most effective foils."

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