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Trump aide Cuccinelli snaps after CNN’s Camerota shows him pictures of caged kids: ‘I’m not going to take that’

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A CNN interview with acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli took a contentious turn on Friday morning after host Alisyn Camerota showed him pictures of immigrant children being held in cages and asked him why he would want to hold them even longer based upon a recent policy change he instituted.

As the CNN host pressed the Trump administration official on plans to hold children indefinitely, she put pictures of the kids in cages up on the screen which angered Cuccinelli.

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“On one level it protects children, but it also exposes children to the overcrowding. Here’s some of the roll we’ve been playing for months,” she began, only to have the White House official cut her off.

“I know you don’t want real answers. I know you don’t want truth,” he snapped.

“I want to be able to ask you a question!” she persisted.

“I’m not going to sit back and take that. I can’t see the pictures you’re showing,” he insisted.

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“I guarantee you they’re border agents,” Camerota responded.

“Border patrol — are those Border Patrol facilities?” he asked.

“Yes, these are Border Patrol facilities with overcrowding and not enough room for people inside these cages” Camerota pressed. “And now children will be held there indefinitely.”

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“So we don’t use cages. We use the facilities built in the 1990s and with the last administration, so if you want to characterize it that way, everyone watching should know you’re pushing a narrative,” he replied.

“You’re calling it a different word,” the exasperated Camerota replied. “Here — let’s agree on this. Through chain link fencing, there are families being held in facilities that are overcrowded. I’m getting this from you. It’s your administration that has said that the overcrowding has gotten to a level that is unlivable.”

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Ex-prosecutor demands congressional investigation after latest report on the FBI and Brett Kavanaugh

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.

"A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly," the newspaper reported.

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Boris Johnson promises Britain will be like the Incredible Hulk during Brexit negotiations

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.

"It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

"But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."

His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.

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NYT blasted for ‘spectacularly offensive sentiment’ after tweet illustrating ‘rape culture’

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The results of a 10-month investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly was published on Saturday.

But attention was taken away from the powerful reporting after the Twitter account of The Times opinion page posted a shocking message.

"Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun," read the tweet.

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