Donald Trump Ducks Questions About Administration’s Ties To Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ignored shouted questions about his administration’s reported ties to Russia.

During a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump took two questions from U.S. media outlets about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Iran nuclear deal.

Neither of those questions centered on Russia ― the biggest issue this week that ultimately led to the resignation of Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who served less than 30 days at the post.

When CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to ask Trump about Flynn, the president smiled, thanked the audience and walked away.

Wednesday’s event marked the third straight press conference where reporters were not able to ask the president about the biggest issue of the day. Trump has mostly called on friendlier outlets in the conservative space: The New York Post, Fox News, Sinclair’s ABC7, The Daily Caller, Christian Broadcasting Network and Townhall.com.

Appearing on MSNBC after the press conference, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) said the public remained in the dark about Trump’s administration and Russia.

“We don’t know what the president knew and when he knew it,” he said.

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Watch A Youth Team Vote To Forfeit Its Season Instead Of Banning Girls

Now that’s teamwork.

A New Jersey Catholic Youth Organization basketball team of 5th grade boys and girls just made the play of the season ― and no score was necessary.

Told by the league director to remove the two girls from the team or forfeit the season, the St. John’s Chargers of Clark, New Jersey, voted unanimously before a game Friday to stand by their teammates, NJ.com reported.

The opposing team and officials departed the gym, leaving St. John’s to play an intrasquad scrimmage with many wearing #unitygames” T-shirts, For The Win noted.

Watching those hands go up in the vote after the kids were briefed on the consequences ― the cancellation of the game and no playoffs ― is one of the more touching moments you’ll see in sports at any level.

“These kids are doing the right thing,” team parent Denise Laskody said through tears.

According to NJ.com, the team had been coed for several years and was alerted two weeks ago that the presence of the girls would be an issue. Jim Goodness, spokesman for the archdiocese of Newark, told the outlet that rules “specifically state the teams should be boys or girls only.” But parents said there simply wasn’t enough interest from girls to form their own team.

No matter the rules, one player in the clip could not envision advancing to the postseason without all his teammates. “It’s not fair that we get to move on and they can’t,” he said.

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Now that’s teamwork.

A New Jersey Catholic Youth Organization basketball team of 5th grade boys and girls just made the play of the season ― and no score was necessary.

Told by the league director to remove the two girls from the team or forfeit the season, the St. John’s Chargers of Clark, New Jersey, voted unanimously before a game Friday to stand by their teammates, NJ.com reported.

The opposing team and officials departed the gym, leaving St. John’s to play an intrasquad scrimmage with many wearing #unitygames” T-shirts, For The Win noted.

Watching those hands go up in the vote after the kids were briefed on the consequences ― the cancellation of the game and no playoffs ― is one of the more touching moments you’ll see in sports at any level.

“These kids are doing the right thing,” team parent Denise Laskody said through tears.

According to NJ.com, the team had been coed for several years and was alerted two weeks ago that the presence of the girls would be an issue. Jim Goodness, spokesman for the archdiocese of Newark, told the outlet that rules “specifically state the teams should be boys or girls only.” But parents said there simply wasn’t enough interest from girls to form their own team.

No matter the rules, one player in the clip could not envision advancing to the postseason without all his teammates. “It’s not fair that we get to move on and they can’t,” he said.

h/t For The Win

 

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