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CNN Silent on Contributor’s False Viral Tweet

CNN has remained silent about a contributor’s viral tweet that misleadingly claimed to relay a conversation between Republican senators.

Former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart received more than 9,000 retweets and 36,000 likes for a tweet claiming to report an overheard conversation between two Fox News-watching GOP senators. “Is this stuff real? I haven’t heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server,” the senators supposedly said. “If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we’re up shit’s creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence.”

Replies to the tweet indicate that many people took Lockhart’s scoop seriously. When reached for comment about the episode, a CNN spokesman redirected the Washington Free Beacon to a network communications director for the network who ignored multiple requests for comment.

In follow-up tweets, Lockhart acknowledged that he “made up” the overheard conversation and called it satire. Lockhart did not delete the misleading tweet even as it went viral, and the clarifying tweets did not achieve the same reach as the original.

After he continued to receive criticism from conservative and liberal journalists alike, Lockhart characterized his detractors as “purveyors of Pizzagate and the Seth Rich conspiracy.”

CNN reporters on the media and “disinformation” beats have repeatedly said that satire is no excuse for spreading “fake news,” particularly if some internet users mistake it for genuine news. Some have accused comedy websites of hiding behind satire to mislead voters while dodging punishment from social media companies.

Brian Stelter, the network’s media critic and host of Reliable Sources, was also silent on the matter, although he did tweet about President Donald Trump’s “false claims.”

Lockhart, who has made frequent appearances during the network’s impeachment coverage, also sparked controversy on Tuesday when he said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) should face prison time for tweeting while he was on the Senate floor. The former public relations executive was seemingly unaware that most politicians have dedicated press staffers who handle their social media accounts, and that senators cannot be imprisoned for breaking Senate floor rules.

Cruz mocked the tweet with a graphic of a cell phone reading, “Come and Take It”—a mock-up of a popular flag commemorating the famous victory at the Battle of Gonzales that sparked the Texas Revolution.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Seeks Mistrial When D.A. Refers To Bill Clinton Friendship 

Harvey Weinstein was associated with the Clintons for years, socially and as a generous donor to both of their political campaigns. And according to prosecutors in Weinstein’s criminal trial, he bragged about his friendship with the former president to women he allegedly sexually assaulted, in an effort to intimidate them. During opening statements on Wednesday, […]

Fifteen Years Ago Today, Hillary Clinton Learned the Meaning of True Love

On this day in 2005, Donald J. Trump married the love of his life, Melania Knauss, in a tasteful church ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla. A grateful nation wishes them all the best as they celebrate 15 happy years together.

One of the attendees at the wedding happened to be a U.S. senator who would go on to become one of the least successful female presidential candidates in American history. Watching the Trumps declare their love for one another must have been one of the most poignant moments of Hillary Clinton’s life up to that point.

“I thought it’d be fun to go to his wedding, because it’s always entertaining,” Clinton said in 2015, more than a year prior to her humiliating loss to Trump in the general election. For once, she was telling the truth.

One can only imagine the pride Hillary must feel at having witnessed such a historic event, the joy she must have felt at seeing true love manifested for perhaps the first time in her life. As a self-proclaimed champion of women, Hillary must be in awe of Melania’s story, that of a hard-working immigrant model who fled the soul-crushing autocracy of the Iron Curtain only to become the highest-ranking woman in the freest country on earth.

Congratulations, President and Mrs. Trump!

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Fact Check: Adam Schiff Tries to Defend Secret House Impeachment Hearings

Fact check – CLAIM: The House impeachment inquiry was fair, inclusive, and obeyed precedent from previous impeachments. VERDICT: False.

Impeachment Poll: Majority Oppose Convicting, Removing Trump

A Gallup poll shows the Republican Party firmly behind President Donald Trump as he faces impeachment, with 93 percent opposed to a Senate impeachment conviction and removal, and 51 percent of Americans overall agree.

Netflix Expresses Interest In Working With Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Post-Megxit

Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s next move be coming to a streaming service near you?!

Apparently, Netflix is just one of the many global companies eyeing up the Sussexes as they prepare to enter their new “financially independent” phase.

Related: Oprah Winfrey Denies Counseling Meghan Markle Over Megxit Strategy

Ted Sarandos, the streaming giant’s chief content officer shared with The Guardian on Saturday:

“Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure.”

We already know the couple is currently working on a mental health-focused docuseries in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+ launching this year, so we’re definitely intrigued to see what they could work on with Netflix!

As we previously reported, an insider revealed to ET the pair is drawing major inspiration from fellow famous couples such as Barack and Michelle Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have each established successful foundations of their own.

Ideally, a “model like the Clintons or Obamas” will allow them to create “meaningful work while making a living.” We’re so here for it!! The confidant explained:

“They need to find a balance where they raise money for their new foundation and have money-making ventures to support themselves.”

ICYMI, a charitable foundation — Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex — is rumored to already be underway after Meg made headway during the holiday season in El Lay. A confidant shared with DailyMailTV in December:

“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives. Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan. She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her. She is plowing much of her time and energy into getting every aspect of the charity ready.”

It seems the Suits alum is making the rounds with many of the major companies! She has reportedly already signed a deal with Disney (there’s some video evidence to back this up) to do voiceover work on a future unnamed project in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders on her behalf instead of taking a paycheck.

What do U think the pair would work on in collaboration with Netflix, Perezcious readers?! We want to hear your thoughts!! Share ’em (below) in the comments!!

[Image via WENN & Netflix/Twitter.]

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Ann Coulter: Impeachment — Do Republicans Have More Fun?

Impeachments aren’t what they used to be. Today, young people are supposed to be excited that the president withheld taxpayer money from Ukraine –- a half-billion-dollar foreign aid package that ticks off most Americans under any circumstances, going to a country notable for not being our country, and for a purpose other than the wall. Now, Bill Clinton –- that was an impeachment!

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Draw Inspo From The Obamas & Clintons For Next Phase!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are (kinda) like any regular couple now!

And that includes figuring out finances together. As you’re likely aware by now, the couple is working to become “financially independent” from the royal family and will be splitting their time between Canada and the U.K. in addition to stepping down from their senior member roles.

Related: Oprah Denies Counseling The Sussexes Over Megixt Strategy

Although we put together a cheeky list of ways the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could earn a living, they are seriously weighing their various options according to an ET insider:

“Biggest argument right now is over money and how things will work. Meghan wants more flexibility to work again and the couple wants to be able to earn a living similar to when Harry was in the military. He felt great fulfillment in his military career.”

Apparently, they are drawing inspiration from other famous pairs including Barack and Michelle Obama or Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have established successful foundations since leaving the White House.

Ideally, a “model like the Clintons or Obamas” will allow them to create “meaningful work while making a living.” The publication says this could mean projects like the Obamas have with Netflix, in addition to their upcoming mental health docuseries for Apple TV.

The source explained:

“They need to find a balance where they raise money for their new foundation and have money-making ventures to support themselves.”

Though an official statement of support was issued out of Buckingham Palace on Monday, there is still much to be discussed, including what percentage of their work is private versus public and how official expenditures will be handled moving forward:

“The couple will be issued a range of options to consider today. Also very much at the heart of the discussions is security costs which the British taxpayer cover for members of the royal family. They will get criticized whatever they do. They will need to be very careful.”

ICYMI, a charitable foundation — Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex — is rumored to already be underway. A confidant shared with DailyMailTV in December:

“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives. Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan. She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her. She is plowing much of her time and energy into getting every aspect of the charity ready.”

We’re ready and excited to see what their next move is!!

[Image via WENN/Avalon & HRC/WENN.]

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1998: Joe Biden Urged U.S. to ‘Dethrone’ Saddam Hussein over Weapons of Mass Destruction

Former Vice President Joe Biden urged the U.S. government in 1998 to pursue a strategy to ‘dethrone’ Saddam Hussein over allegations the Iraqi strongman was hiding weapons of mass destruction. 

1993: Joe Biden Sunk Bill Clinton’s Attorney General Nominee for Employing Illegal Aliens

Former Vice President Joe Biden helped sink the first-ever female nominee for attorney general of the United States in 1993 over the issue of illegal immigration.

1993: Joe Biden Sank Bill Clinton’s Attorney General Nominee for Employing Illegal Aliens

Former Vice President Joe Biden helped sink the first-ever female nominee for attorney general of the United States in 1993 over the issue of illegal immigration.

Democrats Nervous as ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Book Looms

Top Democrats are signaling not-so-subtly that they are nervous as a forthcoming book from Peter Schweizer that will expose widespread corruption in the Democrat Party drops in just ten days.

FX Delays Bill Clinton Impeachment Series Until After 2020 Election, Blames Scheduling

FX Networks has nixed the September release of its upcoming series about the Bill Clinton impeachment, pushing the premiere back until some time after the presidential election — a decision that network leadership is blaming on scheduling.

UK Outlet Runs Pictures of Grinning Bill Clinton with Sex Slave and Epstein’s Pimp on ‘Lolita Express’

In the process of doing research for a 2003 piece on Jeffrey Epstein, Vanity Fair writer Vicky Ward had two women who were willing to go on record accusing the financier of having victimized them. They weren’t printed in the eventual article because Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter either believed Epstein or didn’t feel the…

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Virgil: How Bill Clinton and Neoliberal Trade Policies Led to the Rise of Fascism

In April 1994, veteran D.C. think-tanker Edward Luttwak, writing in the London Review of Books, argued that trade deals such as NAFTA were hollowing out Middle America—and that the elite didn’t either notice or care.

Dems Attack McConnell ‘Coordination’ With WH on Impeachment, But They Did Exactly That in 1999 Clinton Impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made no secret of his disdain for House Democrats’ rushed, partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump. Such transparency is only good for getting a target painted on one’s back in Washington, however. And according to Fox News, McConnell’s statements already have the Democratic establishment crying foul on the Kentucky…

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