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CNN’s Brianna Keilar explains why she battled Trump adviser: ‘You can’t just ignore BS — you have to shovel it’

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This Tuesday, CNN’s Brianna Keilar got into a heated exchange with Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, fact-checking her assertions that mail-in voting can lead to election fraud. This Wednesday, Keilar did a follow-up on the segment, saying that a coronavirus death in the U.S. is more than “2000-times likely to occur than a case of voter fraud in any type of election.”

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Keilar then addressed some criticism her network has received over its choice to interview Trump campaign officials when their struggles with the truth are well known.

“[Trump] is the sitting president running for reelection. He is one of two people who voters will choose to run the country,” Keilar said, adding that she’s thought a lot about critics’ claims that CNN’s coverage of Trump is “giving life to lies.”

“I have to disagree,” Keilar continued. “We have to challenge lies, we have to challenge falsehoods and conspiracy theories — if you don’t, they fester unchecked and unchallenged. You cannot just ignore BS, you’ve got to shovel it.”

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‘Absolutely not normal’: Senator Klobuchar slams her GOP colleagues for trying to ram through Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

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During a hearing this Thursday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took her GOP colleagues to task over their efforts to push through a new Supreme Court nominee in the wake Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on the eve of the 2020 election.

Klobuchar pointed out that the last time a Supreme Court justice died so close to an election was during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, adding that he "waited until the results were in" before moving forward on a replacement.

"My colleagues on the other side know that this is their last chance to allow this president to jam through another judicial appointment to the nation's highest court," she said, pointing out that their focus should be on the ongoing pandemic.

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Federal judge rules Bill Barr improperly redacted part of the Mueller report — and must release them

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Although the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr publicly released the Mueller report on April 18, 2019, it has only been available to the public in redacted form. But on Wednesday, Judge Reggie Walton ruled that parts of the Mueller report were improperly redacted by Barr — and Walton has ordered the DOJ to release those parts of the report before Election Day.

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Trump cancels western Wisconsin rally after Democratic mayor and governor tell him not to come amid COVID-19 spike

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After hosting a series of rallies that Democrats have alleged are "super-spreaders" of COVID-19, President Donald Trump appears to have canceled his Saturday rally in western Wisconsin.

According to the Associated Press, the flight plan for Air Force One was canceled.

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