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'YES OR NO' CNN's Christiane Amanpour Relentlessly Grills Kellyanne Conway on Trump's Role in Shoot

Oh this is sooooooooooo good.. Kelly tried to weasel out but she failed!!



‘YES OR NO’
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Relentlessly Grills Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Role in Shootings


https://www.thedailybeast.com/cnns-christiane-amanpour-relentlessly-grills-kellyanne-conway-on-trumps-role-in-shootings?ref=wrap

Christiane Amanpour refused to let the White House counselor off easy in a combative interview.


Updated 08.05.19 7:05PM ET / Published 08.05.19 7:04PM ET

When CNN host Christiane Amanpour came face to face with Kellyanne Conway on Monday evening, she wasted no time addressing the “10-ton gorilla in the room” after a pair of deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

“You are his senior counselor, and many, many people are asking whether now, all these words that he's used, all these phrases that he's used, will he follow up on what he urged the country today to put aside racial hatred, white supremacy and just stop all this hatred?” Amanpour asked Conway. “Will he do that now?”


Saying that “he already did it,” Conway turned around to accuse the Democrats running to unseat her boss of using “really hateful language.” Amanpour reminded her that Trump also accused the “fake news” of “spreading hatred and division” in the wake of the shootings.

FINGER POINTING
Kellyanne Conway Blames Obama, Hillary, CNN After Vegas
Matt Wilstein

Amanpour kept coming back to the rhetoric that Trump has used and was directly echoed in the El Paso shooter’s manifesto, including the description of an “invasion” at the Southern border. She also played the clip of Trump laughing during a rally in the Florida panhandle earlier this year when someone in his audience suggested “shooting” migrants. “Only in the panhandle can you get away with that statement,” the president joked.

“Kellyanne, you're his senior counselor, you are really close to him,” Amanpour said. “Do you countenance those words that the president uses? Do you try to tell him not to use those words like ‘invasion,’ like ‘infestation,’ like all the words he uses which are associated with hate speech?”

Again, Conway deflected, trying to make the conversation about James Comey, Robert Mueller and the death penalty..................................




https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1158515559027347457?s=20

Trump campaign still hasn't paid El Paso police bills

Source: publicintegrity.org

Published — August 5, 2019


President has promised his ‘unfailing support’ to city reeling from mass shooting



President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people.

But Trump’s own 2020 re-election committee still hasn’t paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and public safety-related bills and late fees that El Paso city officials say it owes from Trump’s campaign visit on Feb. 11.

“The Trump campaign has not paid the invoice as of yet,” El Paso spokeswoman Laura Cruz-Acosta confirmed to the Center for Public Integrity late Monday morning.
A follow-up invoice sent on July 18 to President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign committee by El Paso city government.

Trump’s re-election committee owes El Paso municipal government $569,204, according to an invoice to the Trump campaign dated July 18. Of that amount, $470,417 comes from an initial bill El Paso sent Trump in March, with the rest attributable to late fees the city tacked on in June.

The amount could fund the annual salaries of several El Paso police officers, whom Trump on Monday praised along with other law enforcement officials for responding with “extraordinary grace and courage of American heroes.”.............................

Read more: https://publicintegrity.org/uncategorized/trump-campaign-el-paso-police-bills-shooting/



Cheap trump!





Trump campaign still hasn’t paid El Paso police bills via @Publici https://publicintegrity.org/uncategorized/trump-campaign-el-paso-police-bills-shooting/


President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence is left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

El Paso congresswoman to Trump: Don't come here

Source: Politico





By RISHIKA DUGYALA Updated 08/05/2019 12:47 PM EDT


Rep. Veronica Escobar said Monday that President Donald Trump "is not welcome" in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, as the city recovers from a mass shooting that killed 21 people and wounded more than two dozen.

"From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning," Escobar, a Democrat whose district includes nearly all of El Paso, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I would encourage the president's staff members to have him do a little self-reflection. I would encourage them to show him his own words and his actions at the rallies."

Later Monday, Democratic 2020 hopeful and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke — who represented El Paso until earlier this year, when he was replaced by Escobar after his failed Senate campaign — joined the congresswoman in saying Trump shouldn't come to the city. He told a reporter from the Corpus Christi Caller Times that Trump has "helped to create what we saw in El Paso on Saturday. He's helped to produce the suffering that we are experiencing right now. This community needs to heal."

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Escobar joined some politicians and 2020 Democratic candidates in linking Trump's rhetoric about minority communities to increased violence. On Monday, she said Trump came into "one of the safest communities in the nation" and months later, so did a gunman.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/05/el-paso-shooting-veronica-escobar-trump-1448020



I do not think trump has the guts to show up. But maybe he will do it to spite them.




https://twitter.com/politico/status/1158489361631125505?s=20

"Words have consequences," Rep. Veronica Escobar said. "And the president has made my community and my people the enemy. He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated." | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Judge signals interest in removing Mueller report redactions

Source: Politico




‘That’s what open government is all about,’ Judge Reggie Walton said during court arguments over a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department.

By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 08/05/2019 02:51 PM EDT


A federal judge signaled Monday he’s considering removing the Mueller report’s redactions.

During more than two hours of oral arguments in Washington, District Judge Reggie Walton appeared on several occasions to side with attorneys for BuzzFeed and the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center, which are seeking to remove the black bars covering nearly 1,000 items in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s final 448-page final report.

Walton didn’t issue an opinion from the bench on the case, which centers on a pair of consolidated lawsuits filed against the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act. But the judge, an appointee of President George W. Bush, sounded increasingly skeptical of the government's arguments pressing him to leave the redactions untouched.

“That’s what open government is about,” Walton said during one exchange, citing the resolution of a 2008 sex crimes case against financier Jeffrey Epstein as an example of how obfuscating the reasons behind not prosecuting high-profile people generates public distrust in the country’s criminal justice system.

Indeed, EPIC and BuzzFeed filed their lawsuit in order to uncover such information — the redacted explanation of why the special counsel didn’t bring charges against the likes of Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. And in court Monday, their attorneys argued that disclosing these details would help resolve whether the president is right to claim the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was a “witch hunt.”............................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/05/judge-signals-interest-in-removing-mueller-report-redactions-1448331



If he leaves just a bit, I hope there is a fight to release all.




https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/1158483435398270976?s=20



PalominoWolf
@KingVolfe
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@Amy_Siskind
The case would be appealed, but what would stop someone from releasing the report to the press in the milliseconds between judgement and appeal?
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Mordecai Boone
@MordecaiBoone
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@Amy_Siskind
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@JoyAnnReid
Your honor: your country implores you.
D Ram
@yourdrtab
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6m
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@Amy_Siskind
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@JoyAnnReid
Bless God for honest judges....why are Barr and Trump afraid of transparency

JosephMoore
@JosephMoore2100
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@Amy_Siskind
Good, release it all. The American people deserve to know all the facts.

Beto tweet--He does NOT want Trump to come to El Paso; "We need to heal. He has no place here"




Beto O'Rourke
@BetoORourke
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18m
This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso. We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.



https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1158473425888804864?s=20



Khashoggi’s Ghost
@UROCKlive1
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@BetoORourke
You just know he's going to show up and try to make it all about him. That's what he does. The #WhiteSupremacistInChief has to be the center of attention, and just loves to pretend to be the one to solve problems he created. Don't let him. He is full of hate. Hate is contagious.
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Patsolutely Fabulous!
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@PatsyResists
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@BetoORourke
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@PeggyMi08654681
And while he’s at it, Trump can stay the FCK out of Colorado too!
garyg
@garygaudin
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6m
Right on baby!!! It's bad enough we had to tolerate Pence and Ivanka being here last week
Patsolutely Fabulous!
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@PatsyResists
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4m
I’m glad I didn’t know until they left. Lockheed is very close to where I live.
garyg
@garygaudin
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It was a very dark cloudy day when she was here too, seriously

Beto: #Trump...... is "inciting racism and violence." video




O'Rourke on Trump: You know the sh** he's been saying
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/08/05/el-paso-shooting-vigil-beto-orourke-sot-earlystart-vpx.cnn?iid=ob_lockedrail_topeditorial

After a vigil for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told a reporter President Trump is not tolerating racism and violence, he is "inciting racism and violence."

Amy McCrath--Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted a Tombstone photo with her name on it!!

Amy is the Democrat who is challenging #MoscowMitch---Her name is on one of the tombstones!!

I reported the tweet.

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Amy McGrath
@AmyMcGrathKY
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2h
Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo. I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it's appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging.

https://twitter.com/AmyMcGrathKY/status/1158411295852511233?s=20




Amy McGrath
@AmyMcGrathKY
It's symptomatic of what is wrong with our system. I'm fine with the ordinary rough and tumble of politics, but this strikes me as beyond the pale.



https://twitter.com/janefourmillion/status/1158424664818847744?s=20

Serious question--Anyone know why Trump is constantly, audibly sniffing as he talks??.....

It is annoying to say the least!



https://twitter.com/i/events/1158391375374667776?s=13



https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1158387839148679168?s=20

Top climate change scientist quits USDA, says Trump administration tried to bury his study

Source: The Hill





By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 08/05/19 08:56 AM EDT

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Lewis Ziska, a 62-year-old plant physiologist who has worked at the USDA for over 20 years, told the outlet that department officials not only questioned the findings of the study but also tried to suppress press coverage of it.

“You get the sense that things have changed, that this is not a place for you to be exploring things that don't agree with someone's political views,” he said in an interview. “That's so sad. I can't even begin to tell you how sad that is.”

Ziska is not the first administration official to resign over concerns about the administration's alleged censorship of climate science.

Last week, an intelligence analyst at the State Department said he left his post after officials blocked his Congressional testimony about the national security implications of climate change.

A National Park Service employee had stepped forward just a week before, alleging she lost her job after refusing to remove mentions of human-caused climate change from a peer-reviewed paper before it was published..................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/456153-top-climate-change-scientist-quits-usda-saying-trump-administration



So shameful that this is happening. damn.




'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie' https://politi.co/2yCQdYD A top climate scientist quit #Trump's @USDA, following others who say Trump has politicized science.






Lewis Ziska has researched plants at USDA across five administrations, contributing significantly to the country’s understanding of how climate change affects agriculture. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO


agriculture
'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie'

A top climate scientist quit USDA, following others who say Trump has politicized science.


By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH

08/05/2019 05:14 AM EDT


One of the nation’s leading climate change scientists is quitting the Agriculture Department in protest over the Trump administration’s efforts to bury his groundbreaking study about how rice loses nutrients due to rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Lewis Ziska, a 62-year-old plant physiologist who’s worked at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service for more than two decades, told POLITICO he was alarmed when department officials not only questioned the findings of the study — which raised potentially serious concerns for the 600 million people who depend on rice for most of their calories — but also tried to minimize press coverage of the paper, which was published in the journal Science Advances last year.

“You get the sense that things have changed, that this is not a place for you to be exploring things that don't agree with someone's political views,” Ziska said in a wide-ranging interview. “That's so sad. I can't even begin to tell you how sad that is.”

The departure follows several other government officials recently resigning from their posts over accusations that the administration is censoring climate science — reports that have raised alarm about scientific integrity in the federal government.

Last week, an intelligence analyst at the State Department said he left his post after administration officials blocked his testimony to Congress about the wide-ranging national security implications of climate change. A National Park Service employee also stepped forward, alleging she lost her job after refusing to scrub mentions of human-caused climate change from a peer-reviewed paper that was set to publish.

A POLITICO investigation revealed last month that USDA has routinely buried its own climate-related science and other work on climate change that continues. POLITICO also recently reported USDA suppressed the release of its own plan for studying and responding to climate change........
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Pompeo to give speech at Kansas State amid speculation of Senate run

Source: axios



Jonathan Swan 6 hours ago


Add this nugget to your Mike Pompeo tea-leaf reader: The secretary of state, who Mitch McConnell hopes will resign to run for the open Kansas Senate seat in 2020, plans to return to Kansas in early September to give a speech at Kansas State University, according to two sources familiar with the secretary's schedule.

Between the lines: Pompeo's recent activity suggests a 2020 Senate run is far from "ruled out," as the secretary declared it was in February. (In July, Pompeo updated his position, telling a Kansas City radio station that he will "always leave open the possibility that something will change."
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Read more: https://www.axios.com/mike-pompeo-kansas-senate-speech-4e13e593-7699-4d55-894a-4e6b9c52724d.html



just put yourself out to pasture!
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