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‘The View’ Blows Up Over Meghan McCain’s Confusing Whistleblower Claim: ‘Don’t Scream at Me!’

‘The View’ Blows Up Over Meghan McCain’s Confusing Whistleblower Claim: ‘Don’t Scream at Me!’Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Things got heated yet again on The View when Meghan McCain and [insert sparring co-host du jour’s name] got into it, causing McCain to huff and pout.Leading off Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s gabfest by discussing the revelations that the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump involves Ukraine, McCain eventually derailed the conversation by trying to make some kind of point about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.Referencing her contentious exchange with Assange’s girlfriend Pam Anderson earlier this month, the conservative co-host grumbled that there are liberals who were fine with Assange’s leaks but are “screaming bloody murder right now about this whistleblower.” “I think all interference from a foreign country in our election, all of it is bad and should be condemned and you can’t play party politics with this, and there’s a lot of people on the left who are doing that with Julian Assange,” she exclaimed. “I’m mad there are people on the left that think that Julian Assange is OK.”The rest of the panel, understandably, was confused over what exactly McCain was talking about or arguing, causing the former Fox News personality to grow more frustrated. “You’re saying, Meghan, the people are against this whistleblower?” Sunny Hostin wondered, obviously seeking some clarity.“A lot of people are OK with what Julian Assange did—I’m sorry, are OK with what Julian Assange did, and not OK with this whistleblower,” she replied. “There are a lot of people in this country, and a lot of people in the hard left that defend Julian Assange.”As the panel broke down, McCain’s close friend Abby Huntsman jumped in to throw her colleague a lifeline, claiming McCain was saying that what Assange did is “just as dangerous as what the president is being charged with doing or people are assuming that he did.”The hosts again began talking over each other, prompting McCain to shout: “Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it!”Co-host Ana Navarro, meanwhile, stared back while McCain added: “I don’t know what you just said.”“I said, don’t scream at me. I’m two feet away,” Navarro fired back, causing the audience to let out a loud “Oooo!”McCain, naturally, grumbled while she shot Navarro a death glare as liberal co-host Joy Behar quickly handed it off to a commercial break.Meanwhile, as the camera panned out while the show’s announcer hyped the upcoming segments, McCain could be seen abruptly leaving the table and storming off backstage.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Omar: Trump's retweet of bogus 9/11 dancing claim puts 'my life at risk'

Omar: Trump's retweet of bogus 9/11 dancing claim puts 'my life at risk'Rep. Ilhan Omar accused President Trump on Wednesday of endangering her life by “continuing to spread lies” that she “partied” on the anniversary of Sept.11.



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Iran dismisses U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

Iran dismisses U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for warIran rejected accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting world energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks that knocked out more than half of Saudi oil output or more than 5% of global supply, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the assault was the work of Iran, a Houthi ally.



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Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was 'never' there

Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was 'never' thereDonald Trump followed a tweet paying respects to those killed in 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the terror attack mere moments later with a fresh assault on Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve, calling the economist a “bonehead” and raising questions about the sincerity of his memorial message.The president's decision to appoint Charles Kupperman as his acting national security adviser, replacing the outgoing John Bolton, has come under fire after it emerged he has long-running ties to the Centre for Security Policy, an anti-Muslim think tank.



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Sexual assault claim against party tests New Zealand leader

Sexual assault claim against party tests New Zealand leaderNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was facing a difficult test of her leadership Wednesday after her party president resigned over the party’s handling of a sexual assault complaint. Labour Party President Nigel Haworth’s resignation came after a 19-year-old party volunteer told online site The Spinoff that last year she was pinned down and violently sexually assaulted by a party staffer.



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Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claim

Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claimA federal agency reversed course Friday on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted in response: "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.



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Trump shows fake map in effort to back his false claim Hurricane Dorian may hit Alabama

Trump shows fake map in effort to back his false claim Hurricane Dorian may hit AlabamaDonald Trump presented an altered National Hurricane Centre map that expanded Hurricane Dorian’s official forecast so it would include Alabama, a state he incorrectly and repeatedly said would be hit by the storm.Speaking to media in the Oval Office on Wednesday, the president asked acting department of homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan to retrieve a large map from behind him showing the hurricane’s potential path over the US after it pummelled the Bahamas throughout the week.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim -Pence

UPDATE 1-U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim -PenceU.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting aid to the European nation. Speaking ahead of a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Warsaw, Pence did not address reports that Trump is considering cutting $ 250 million in military assistance to the country.



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'Your numbers are fake': Puerto Rico newspaper slams Trump for touting hurricane aid claim

'Your numbers are fake': Puerto Rico newspaper slams Trump for touting hurricane aid claim"Mr. President: Your Numbers Are Fake," reads El Nuevo Dia's headline, referring to Trump's claim that the U.S. has allocated $ 92 billion for P.R.



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Trump promotes unfounded Ilhan Omar conspiracy and shares claim Justin Trudeau 'assumes submissive position' with him

Trump promotes unfounded Ilhan Omar conspiracy and shares claim Justin Trudeau 'assumes submissive position' with himDonald Trump unleashed a series of controversial late-night tweets from the G7 Summit in France over the weekend, reigniting his feud with Ilhan Omar and attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The president promoted an unfounded and incendiary claim purported by the far right online that Ms Omar, a Democratic congresswoman of colour and former refugee from Somalia, married her brother years before she took office in 2018.



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