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Shep Smith: Someone in White House is lying about Trump Tower meeting

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Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed President Trump and the White House on Monday for its shifting story on the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and who wrote a later memo on the encounter, asserting that "somebody is lying to us."

"It's one of those days when you just don't know what to do because we have two things put out as truth, and they're opposites. And as a result of the fact they're opposites, one of them is untrue,"
Smith said following the White House's daily press briefing.

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Smith has been sharp in his criticism of Trump and his administration. Last week, he dismissed Trump's "spygate" claims, saying that Fox News had no evidence to support the assertions.

“There’s nothing to support that claim and neither the president nor the White House has offered anything to support that claim,” Smith said.





VIDEO & MORE:
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/390632-shep-smith-someone-in-white-house-is-lying-about-trump-tower-meeting
https://twitter.com/LisPower1/status/1003719070234103809
https://twitter.com/DearAuntCrabby/status/1004043544032505856

Oh Snap - LeBron James on Trump...

LeBron James on Trump un-inviting the Eagles to the White House: "I know regardless of who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going."

https://twitter.com/Con_Chron/status/1004043793144745984

"Senator Merkley and his staff saw children in cages."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early May that DHS would refer for prosecution all people suspected of crossing the border illegally, a controversial move that will lead to more instances of families being split apart.

Democrats have ripped the new policy as draconian and damaging to young children, while Trump administration officials have sought to blame Democrats for allowing illegal immigration to flourish with lax policies.

Ray Zaccaro, a Merkley spokesman, said Monday evening that the White House attacked the senator because it couldn't defend the new prosecution policy and its effect on families at the border.

In a written statement, Zaccaro said that in a separate visit Sunday to a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas, “Senator Merkley and his staff saw children in cages.” Zaccaro also said that “we still have no idea what’s happening in the detention center where reportedly up to a thousand children are being held, since they refused the senator’s request to go inside.“



MORE:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/04/merkley-shelter-migrant-children-trump-593988

Former Eagles player: Obama should invite players over for a BBQ instead

@chriscarter80
President Obama should invite the Eagles to his house for a barbecue.

https://twitter.com/criscarter80/status/1003786125536882689
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/390701-former-eagles-player-obama-should-invite-players-over-for-a-bbq?__twitter_impression=true

"They're bringing beaks. They're bringing feathers. They're raptors & some, I assume, are good birds




https://twitter.com/homeroaster/status/1004037331429613568

David Corn: "This is far bigger than a bribe, a break-in, or a blow job."


Donald Trump Is Getting Away With the Biggest Scandal in American History
Witch hunt.
DAVID CORNJUN. 5, 2018 6:00 AM

“At the heart of the Russia scandal is the most fundamental issue for a democracy: the sanctity of elections.”


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In this ongoing fight, it is Trump and his bumper stickers versus a media presenting a wide variety of disparate disclosures that come and go quickly in a hyperchaotic information ecosystem, often absent full context. No wonder then that a recent poll found that 59 percent of Americans said Mueller has uncovered no crimes. In fact, he has secured 17 criminal indictments and obtained five guilty pleas. Accurate news reporting alone does not always carry the day.

The Russia scandal is the most important scandal in the history of the United States. President Andrew Johnson was impeached (but not convicted) because he violated an act of Congress to remove a secretary of war. In the Teapot Dome scandal, the secretary of the interior in Warren Harding’s administration leased federal lands at low rates to private oil companies, presumably in return for bribes. In Watergate, a president and his aides engaged in political skulduggery against political foes. President Bill Clinton lied about a sexual affair he had with a subordinate in the White House. All these scandals raised serious questions about integrity in government. But at the heart of the Russia scandal is the most fundamental issue for a democracy: the sanctity of elections.

An overseas enemy struck at the core of the republic—and it succeeded. Trump and his minions helped and encouraged this attack by engaging in secret contacts with Moscow and publicly insisting no such assault was happening. This is far bigger than a bribe, a break-in, or a blow job. And, worse, the United States remains vulnerable to such a strike.

Yet the full impact of this scandal does not resonate in the daily coverage and discourse. In many ways, the media presents the Russia scandal mostly as a political threat to Trump, not as a serious threat to the nation. And many Americans, thanks to Trump and his allies, view it as a charade. All this shows how easy it is for disinformation and demagoguery to distort reality. That is a tragedy for the United States. For Trump—and Putin—that is victory.



the rest:
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/06/trump-russia-scandal-media/

Is this what the orb told Trump too?




Incredible quote here from Saudi pro-govt guy, on why it's necessary to jail women's rights activists if you want to promote women's rights:



https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1004006722770538502

Dan Rather on Trump's Legacy: "I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism."

@DanRather

Trump disinvites Eagles from White House - while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what's supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.


https://twitter.com/DanRather/status/1003806492904943617

Chief of staff to Philly's mayor tweets: "Our party was bigger than yours"




https://twitter.com/janeslusser/status/1003791569034645504
https://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/1003801741551394817

He's just pissed that the whole team wasn't forced to attend.






https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1003833887049572352
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