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Trump blasted for ‘avalanche of lying’ in brutal takedown by CNN fact-checker

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CNN fact checker Daniel Dale (screengrab)

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale provided a brutal dose of reality after President Donald Trump constantly misled Americans with his false claims during the first 2020 general election presidential debate.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer introduced Dale by recapping that, in his opinion, “clearly this debate was an embarrassment for the United States of America — a clear embarrassment.”

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“How much was fact?” Blitzer asked. “How much was false?”

“Well, it depended Wolf on who we were listening to,” Dale replied.

“I think it’s important for us as journalists to say when both sides are not alike — and they were not alike tonight,” he explained.

“We had an avalanche of lying from President Trump,” he continued. “Biden, conversely, made at least a couple false or misleading claims, but honestly, he was largely accurate.”

“There were times during this debate, Wolf, when President Trump’s every line — specifically on mail voting — almost every single thing he said during that concluding section of the debate was inaccurate,” Dale noted.

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“And the other thing that stood out to me, Wolf, was these were largely false claims the president has made before. These weren’t one-time slips or gaffes or errors — these have been fact-checked and he keeps saying them and they’re still wrong,” Dale concluded.

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BUSTED: Commerce Secretary was on board of Chinese joint venture — while running Trump’s trade war

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On Thursday, Foreign Policy reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross remained on the board of a Chinese joint venture — even while he was tasked with overseeing President Donald Trump's trade war.

"In Chinese corporate documents obtained by Foreign Policy, Ross is listed as serving on the board of a Chinese joint venture until January 2019 — nearly two years into his term as commerce secretary," reported Isaac Stone Fish. "That joint venture, now called Huaneng Invesco WLR (Beijing) Investment Fund Management Co., is an investment partnership formed in September 2008 between Huaneng Capital Services, the U.S. management company Invesco, and a firm Ross founded, WL Ross & Co. Huaneng Capital Services is an arm of China Huaneng Group, a major state-owned power producer."

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‘Shoot Black people’: Leaked chats show far-right activists fantasizing about killing random civilians

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported new information from leaked chat logs about the "Boogaloo Boys," a loosely-associated movement of armed right-wing activists who have tried to use recent civil rights protests as a catalyst for widespread civil unrest.

"Although the movement has outwardly painted itself as acting defensively against gun laws, the leaked chats show members actively encouraging brutal violence, including that which would target civilians, particularly on the left," reported Kelly Weill. "And despite the movement’s stated hatred for federal agents and law enforcement, many members boasted of a cozy relationship with power, including one man who claimed to be an Army soldier working special operations with Mexican federales, and the school security guard in Long Island, who said he was angling for a cop career after interning with a local sheriff."

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Ex-FBI official: ‘We’re going to learn truths after this administration is over — and it’s going to curl our hair’

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This week it was revealed that the director of national intelligence downplayed the approved statement warning Americans that Russia was trying to destabilize the American election. What John Ratcliffe did instead, was saying that Iran wanted to "damage Donald Trump" by sending out emails threatening Democratic voters in Florida.

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace asked how it was possible that the DNI could outright lie about an intelligence report in a speech to Americans while with intelligence officials who knew the truth.

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