Ex-Fox News Reporter Shreds The ‘Partisan Misinformation’ At His Old Network

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“Campaign Carl” Cameron, longtime chief political correspondent, scorches his old employer and its “right-wing hosts.”

Carl Cameron, the former chief political correspondent at Fox News once known as “Campaign Carl,” is calling out his old network. 

Cameron, who left Fox News in 2017 after 22 years, announced he’s joining the new progressive website called Front Page Live. And he didn’t hold back on his old employer.

“I was one of Fox’s first hires. The idea of fair and balanced news appealed to me,” he says in a clip announcing his new gig. “But over the years, the right-wing hosts drowned out straight journalism with partisan misinformation. I left.”

He said that gives him “unique insight and understanding of how the right operates.” 

Cameron also didn’t mince words for “con man” Trump. 

“He did collude and coordinate with Russia to get elected,” Cameron said. “And recently he said he’d accept their help again because he sees nothing wrong with it.” 

Cameron called it a “state of emergency” and wants to inform voters before the next election.

“Make your own decisions,” he said. “Just please be accurately informed.”

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Trump Defends Saudi Arabia Partnership Despite Khashoggi Killing: I’m Not ‘A Fool’

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The president claimed the Middle Eastern kingdom is a “big buyer” of American goods and encouraged NBC’s Chuck Todd to “take their money.”

President Donald Trump shrugged off his own government’s reports concluding Saudi Arabian leadership directed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, stressing that the Middle Eastern kingdom is a valuable ally to the U.S.

During an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd that aired Sunday on “Meet The Press,” the president said his only interests in the Middle East are preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons and protecting Israel and Saudi Arabia.

“That’s all I care about,” Trump said. “Look, Saudi Arabia is buying $400 billion worth of things for us. That’s a very good thing.”

Experts say Trump’s repeated claim that Saudi Arabia has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. goods and services has no basis in reality. The Saudis signed letters of offer and acceptance for $14.5 billion worth of purchases as of October 2018. The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment about the other $385.5 billion.

Trump also told Todd that he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) on Friday ahead of his interview with NBC News and that the two had “a great conversation.”

Asked by Todd if he spoke to MBS about Khashoggi, Trump said, “It really didn’t come up.”

The CIA and Turkish authorities investigated Khashoggi’s death and determined MBS personally ordered his murder. Khashoggi, 59, a Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S., was an outspoken critic of the Saudi royal family. On Oct. 2, 2018, he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents he needed for his planned marriage and instead was killed and dismembered by agents of the Saudi government, the U.S. and Turkish officials reported.

MBS has denied any involvement in Khashoggi’s death and Trump has publicly sided with the crown prince over his own intelligence agencies.

In defending America’s continued partnership with the Saudis, Trump claimed in the NBC interview that the country is “a big buyer” of U.S. products.

“That means something to me,” the president said. “It’s a big producer of jobs.”

Trump denied that the Saudi promise to buy American goods prompted him to “overlook” some of the country’s “bad behavior.” But when asked if he would allow the FBI to investigate Khashoggi’s death, as encouraged by the United Nations, Trump said he believes it’s already been “heavily investigated.”

“I’ve seen so many different reports,” Trump said. “Iran’s killed many, many people a day. Other countries in the Middle East ― this is a hostile place. This is a vicious, hostile place. If you’re going to look at Saudi Arabia, look at Iran, look at other countries.”

Todd asked whether Saudi Arabia had paid the right price for the U.S. to essentially look the other way on Khashoggi’s killing.

“No, no,” Trump responded. “But I’m not like a fool that says, ‘We don’t want to do business with them.’ And by the way, if they don’t do business with us, you know what they do? They’ll do business with the Russians or with the Chinese.”

“Take their money,” he added. “Take their money, Chuck.”

Just last week, the U.N. announced it had found “credible evidence” linking MBS to Khashoggi’s murder and called on Trump to allow the FBI to investigate further.

The Senate voted last week to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The president has vowed to veto the measure.

“There is high confidence that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia butchered a dissident with a bone saw,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of a handful of GOP members who voted against the arms sales, told his colleagues on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. “You would think that would give us pause as to giving Saudi Arabia or selling Saudi Arabia more weapons.”

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Cities Nationwide Refuse To Cooperate With ICE’s Mass Deportation Raids

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Officials in major cities are taking a stand against President Trump’s threats for mass deportation in order to protect their immigrant residents.

Mayors, city officials and police departments from across the country are refusing to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after seeing reports that the agency will launch sweeping deportation raids in at least 10 major cities over the weekend.

The raids, expected on Sunday, are targeting up to 2,000 migrant families who’ve received deportation orders, the Washington Post and Miami Herald reported on Friday. 

ICE agents are expected carry out the deportations in cities with large immigrant communities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.

Mayors in cities that have asserted its status as so-called “sanctuary cities,” such as San Francisco, criticized the reported deportation plans and reached out to their immigrant residents offering support.

In a statement Friday night, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she directed the Chicago Police Department to not cooperate with ICE or their enforcement efforts.

She also ordered Chicago police to cut off any access ICE has to the parts of the city’s police database that contain information on immigration enforcement activities. Lightfoot said she has “personally spoken to ICE leadership” to voice her objections to the raids.

“We are all aware of the threat from President Trump regarding raids by ICE, and in response, Chicago has taken concrete steps to support our immigrant communities,” she said.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday night reiterated her city’s status as a so-called sanctuary city, where police and city officials vow to refuse to work with federal officials to detain and deport immigrants. 

“It is unconscionable that the Federal administration is targeting innocent immigrant families with secret raids that are designed to inflict as much fear and pain as possible,” Breed said in a statement. “Here in San Francisco, we will always demonstrate our values of diversity and inclusiveness by being a sanctuary city that stands up for all our residents and neighbors.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that the city would provide support the city’s immigrant community and warned immigrants of their rights.

In a separate statement, the Los Angeles Police Department said it would not be participating or enforcing ICE’s deportation efforts. The department did note that immigration violations are a matter of federal law and would only be handled by ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warned residents of the raids and provided a link to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative where immigrants can find resources for pro bono legal representation.

New York’s Immigrant Affairs office, which operates under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, also alerted the city’s residents of ICE’s sweeps and shared information on immigrant rights during raids.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said that the city did not receive any notice of the upcoming raids, adding that the city would not support “family separation or the round-up of immigrant families to spread fear in our community.”

The Denver Police Department told the Denver Post that they do not typically assist with any ICE operations. However, the Denver police would assist in cases of emergency.

Hancock suggested that the city would “do whatever we can to prevent the inhumane practice of family separation.”

“Threats from this [White House]. which are only a distraction from its failures, won’t weaken our resolve,” he tweeted.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young told CBS Baltimore that he was “deeply disturbed” by the ICE reports and said the city needed to preserve the relationship residents have with its local law enforcement officers.

“I am proud that Baltimore is committed to upholding the American values of respecting the rights and dignity of every resident,” Young told the news station. “Regardless of the position of the federal government, we will continue to stand by our decision to be an inclusive, fair and welcoming city.”

While Washington D.C. was not included in reports of deportation sweeps, the district’s Mayor Muriel Bowser denounced Trump and called the sweeps “cruel.”

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