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John Bolton: Donald Trump Barely Knew Where Ukraine Was

John Bolton appeared on Newsmax and sparred with Rob Schmitt over former President Donald Trump being tough on Russia.

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Former national security advisor John Bolton appeared on Newsmax and sparred with Rob Schmitt over former President Donald Trump being tough on Russia. During a segment on “Rob Schmitt Tonight,” the host labeled off a list of how Trump handled the Eastern European country. 

“I’m surprised that you don’t think [Trump] would have handled this better than Joe Biden,” Schmitt told Bolton. The former advisor went on to say the Trump “did not” take a tough stance against Russia.

Bolton went on to say that when the administration sanctioned Russian oligarchs for selling S-400 missile systems to other countries, “in almost every case, the sanctions were imposed with Trump complaining about it and saying we were being too hard [on Russia].”

“The fact is that he barely knew where Ukraine was,” Bolton added. He also went on to share a story that the former president once asked his chief of staff, John Kelly, “if Finland were a part of Russia.”

“It’s just not accurate to say that Trump deterred the Russians. I think the evidence is that Russia didn’t feel that their military was ready,” Bolton said.

Schmitt then tried to state that Trump deserved credit for warning European leaders regarding the risks of depending on Russia for gas and oil. “He talked about that before [anyone else]; nobody was talking about that at the time,” Schmitt said.

“You’re absolutely wrong!” Bolton fired back, correcting the Newsmax host that former president Ronald Reagan was the first to give that caution.

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CNN Loses White House Reporter Ryan Nobles to NBC News

NBC News has hired former CNN staffer Ryan Nobles as its Capitol Hill correspondent. Nobles spent the last eight years at CNN covering Washington D.C. politics.

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NBC News has hired former CNN staffer Ryan Nobles as its Capitol Hill correspondent. Nobles spent the last eight years at CNN covering Washington D.C. politics. 

According to Deadline, Ken Strickland, NBC News Washington D.C. bureau chief announced the hiring in an internal memo. 

“It’s an exciting time to welcome Ryan, as we enter the final midterms sprint and prepare to cover a new Congress in just a few months,” the memo stated. 

In a tweet Monday, Nobles thanked his CNN colleagues and acknowledged the opportunity to report on so many important stories. 

“It was truly an honor to work with some of the best in the business at such a crucial time,” the tweet read. 

Meanwhile, Noble will begin his tenure a little more than two months away from the critical midterm election. 

“Many of our Washington colleagues know Ryan well — he’s been a staple at CNN, where he worked for eight years both on and off the Hill covering some of the biggest political stories of the decade,” Strickland said.

“We already have one of the best reporting teams in the business on the Hill, led by Garrett, our Senior Capitol Hill Correspondent, along with Ali, Allie, and a terrific lineup of digital reporters and producers,” he added. “I’m confident Ryan will strengthen that operation even further and hope you’ll join me in welcoming him to the team.” 

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Donald Trump Files Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly filed a massive defamation lawsuit against CNN and seeks $475 million in punitive damages.

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Former President Donald Trump has reportedly filed a massive defamation lawsuit against CNN. According to The New York Post, the suit seeks $475 million in punitive damages. 

Trump alleges that the network used its influence to defeat him politically. He also alleges that CNN has ramped up its attacks on him in recent months out of fear that he will run again in 2024. 

Trump is facing a multitude of legal challenges including a criminal investigation from the U.S. Justice Department for his allegedly concealing classified documents. 

In August, federal agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence looking for any evidence related to the case. Last month, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Trump and some of his children accusing them of lying to banks and insurers over the value of his assets.

“As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the left, CNN has tried to taint the Plaintiff with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler,’” the lawsuit claims.

A Congressional committee is currently investigating Trump’s alleged role in the Jan 6 Capitol riots. 

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Mehdi Hasan: ‘Liberal Media’ Downplayed New Italian Prime Minister’s ‘Ties to Fascism’

“How about in the year 2022 we stop playing down, minimizing, whitewashing people who literally say or do fascist things?”

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MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan took aim at the “quote unquote liberal media” for its lack of criticism of new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and her ties to fascism.

The Mehdi Hasan Show host began Sunday’s show by defending a recent tweet discussing Meloni’s victory in Italy’s election, and the problematic nature of some of her comments.

He mentioned he expected Republicans to embrace the new Italian Prime Minister, saying they are “at best, to quote the President, semi-fascist themselves”.

Hasan continued by saying “what has been so depressing, is just how much of the quote unquote liberal media — the mainstream media — are giving her a pass or playing down her and her party’s fascist roots, focusing more on the fact that she is female, and less on the fact that she is a fascist. That has been deeply, deeply depressing to see.”

He concluded by equating headlines from The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others, to those surrounding the 2020 election that said Donald Trump wouldn’t participate in a coup attempt.

“Look, I have a humble suggestion for many of my colleagues in the quote unquote liberal media,” Hasan said while he ended his monologue. “How about in the year 2022 we stop playing down, minimizing, whitewashing people who literally say or do fascist things? People who want to overturn elections and ban Muslims. People who, as in the case of Italy’s next Prime Minister, spout great replacement theory, while running a political party that has a direct connection back to Benito Mussolini himself? Can we try doing that? Please?”

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