In a heated exchange this Wednesday with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway denied knowing Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who recently turned over a trove of documents to House Democrats that further detailed his efforts to pressure Ukraine’s government to investigate President Trump’s political rivals.
“You are in power,” Cuomo told Conway. “You are defending the president against things that are wrong. And you are not dealing with the facts of the circumstance, because you can’t. I get it, but I wanted to give you a chance.”
Cuomo then challenged Conway to “speak to what Lev Parnas says and what the documents show and what the president shows and the witnesses show.”
“I don’t know Lev Parnas. What documents?” Conway replied.
"I don't think you're a liar. I think you spin away from questions, and do it very well."@ChrisCuomo clashes with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on impeachment and other matters. pic.twitter.com/hNdqW1Eol6
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 16, 2020
After the CNN interview aired, Parnas’ lawyer, Joseph Bondy, posted a picture to Twitter showing Parnas and Conway posing for a selfie.
“Enjoyed watching @KellyannePolls on @CNN, arguing with @ChrisCuomo about @realDonaldTrump and repeatedly claiming she does not know Lev Parnas,” he tweeted sarcastically while sharing the image:
— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 16, 2020
Biden says ‘hard to envision’ Democratic convention taking place in July as Sanders vows to stay in race
The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv appearances.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from over.
Trump ripped by former Ted Cruz aide for his ‘firehose of falsehoods’ as we ‘tally the sick and the dead’
In a column for the conservative Bulwark, a former speechwriter and aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed her disgust with Donald Trump for his continuing lying about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic while at the same time bragging about the TV ratings for his daily press conferences.
According to Amanda Carpenter, who also doubles as a conservative commentator on CNN, she has had it with his "firehose of falsehoods' " and "avalanche of lies" while the country is reeling from a health crisis that has trapped almost 80 percent of the populace in their homes.
Measles threat grows amid COVID-19 crisis: vaccine group
With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles.
With nearly half of the world's population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their children in for routine immunizations, while big vaccine drives have been halted, leaving many vulnerable to a range of infectious diseases.
"Measles is probably number one in my worry list at the current time," Seth Berkley, who heads the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, told AFP in an interview.