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At Trump’s First Campaign Rally Of 2020, He Defends Killing Of Iranian Military Leader

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President Donald Trump, at his first campaign rally of the year Thursday, defended the assassination of an Iranian military leader last week, painting his decisions as commander in chief as a prime reason to reelect him.

“By subsidizing Iran’s maligned conduct, the last administration was leading the world down the path of war,” Trump told a crowd of thousands at the event in Toledo, Ohio. “We are restoring our world to the path of peace, peace through strength.”

The president appeared in Ohio, a key battleground state, as the presidential campaign heats up. He largely leaned into the assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, one of the most powerful military leaders in the Middle East, in a drone strike in Iraq last week and called the man the “world’s top terrorist.”

“He was a bad guy,” Trump said. “He was a bloodthirsty terror, and he’s no longer a terror. He’s dead.”

Tensions with Iran hit a boiling point in the days after the strike, and the Islamic Republic launched more than a dozen missiles this week in retaliation at several military bases in Iraq that housed U.S. troops. Trump said no Americans were killed or injured in the missile attack, and Iran said after the barrage ended that  it no longer sought any further “escalation or war.”

Trump himself on Thursday appeared to support a de-escalation in tensions, saying the U.S. sought “friends, not enemies.”

“But if you dare to threaten our citizens, you do so at your own grave peril,” he told the crowd in Toledo.

Despite Trump’s signals, the House passed a resolution Thursday, largely along party lines, that is meant to limit Trump’s war powers. A similar measure is working its way through the Senate, but to carry the force of law, any specific resolution would have to pass both chambers and be signed by the president. Trump would almost certainly veto the measure, and it’s unlikely the Senate would have enough votes to override the veto.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended the vote on Thursday regardless of its outcome, casting it as a fierce rebuke of the president’s decision-making.

“This is a statement of the Congress of the United States, and I will not have that statement be diminished by whether the president will veto it or not,” Pelosi said.

During the Ohio rally, Trump repeatedly slammed senior Democrats in Congress who criticized the decision to kill Soleimani, pointing to Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

“The radical left Democrats have expressed outrage over the termination of this horrible terrorist,” Trump said Thursday as the crowd jeered Pelosi’s and Schiff’s names. “And instead they should be outraged by Soleimani’s savage crimes.”

Trump also mocked efforts by Congress to force him to discuss any future military action against Iran with lawmakers.

“We had to make a decision. We didn’t have time to call up Nancy, who is not operating with a full deck,” the president said.

Trump has regularly visited Ohio since his election, and Thursday’s visit marked his 15th trip to the state, according to The New York Times. He carried Ohio by 8 percentage points in 2016, but Democrats have targeted the state as a potential toss-up in November.

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Who is Joe Burrow? 5 things to know about the LSU Tigers quarterback

Joe Burrow is getting ready to play in the national championship game and then move onto the NFL.

Burrow has played all four years in college, divided between Ohio State and LSU, and elevated his status during his final season with the Tigers. He went from a middling quarterback to a superstar on the cusp of greatness – at least on the college level.

Here are some things to know about Burrow.

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1. HIS CAREER STARTED AT OHIO STATE

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow started at Ohio State. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Joe Burrow started as a redshirt freshman quarterback at Ohio State in 2015 and made his debut for the Buckeyes in 2016. He also played for them in 2017 before transferring to LSU. He transferred after being buried on the depth charts beneath Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins. As a sophomore, he had freshmen Tate Martell and Kory Curtis behind him.

2. HE HAD A MONSTER 2019 SEASON

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Joe Burrow had a crazy 2019 season. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Burrow had an unremarkable year in his first season at LSU. He had 2,894 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes. Though the Tigers had three losses, they still made the Fiesta Bowl and defeated UCF, 40-32. However, he was just on the brink of superstardom.

Burrow had 5,208 passing yards and 55 touchdowns in the games prior to the 2020 national championship game against Clemson. His monster season, which included wins over Texas, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal. He made himself into a top pick in the NFL Draft.

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3. HIS HEISMAN WIN HELPED HIS HOMETOWN

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Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy. (AP Photo/Jason Szenes)

Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy award and his emotional speech about his hometown of Athens, Ohio, really affected those who were watching.

“Coming from southeast Ohio, it’s a very impoverished area and the poverty rate is almost two times the national average,” he said. “There’s so many people there that don’t have a lot and I’m up here for all those kids in Athens and Athens County that go home to not a lot of food on the table, hungry after school. You guys can be up here too.”

A campaign was started to the Athens County Food Pantry and the food bank raked in more than $350,000 in donations and provided more than 100,000 meals.

4. HE HAD A RECORD-SETTING PLAYOFF GAME

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Joe Burrow threw seven touchdown passes against Oklahoma. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Burrow’s last test came against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Burrow and the Tigers swamped the Sooners in the Peach Bowl on the way to a national championship appearance.

Burrow threw seven touchdown passes and ran for one more. He also had 493 passing yards in the win. It was one of the best performances in a bowl game ever. The dominating performance set LSU up for a date with Clemson and made them the favorites to win the championship.

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5. HE COULD RETURN HOME

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Could Joe Burrow go to Cincinnati? AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Unless everything goes wrong, Burrow is set to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. There’s a good chance that the Cincinnati Bengals will have the first pick come April and pick Burrow to become their next quarterback replacing Andy Dalton and nixing any future of Ryan Finley. Playing in Cincinnati would mean that Burrow is just about 150 miles west of Athens. He would fit right at home in Cincy

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Meghan Markle’s estranged sister Samantha calls decision to ‘step back’ from royal duties ‘a slap in the face’

Meghan Markle‘s estranged half-sister Samantha Markle is speaking out.

Samantha has spoken out about her royal sister before, slamming her for speaking out about public scrutiny. On Thursday, she spoke with Inside Edition about Meghan’s decision to “step back” from royal duties alongside her husband, Prince Harry.

“It’s a slap in the face,” said Samantha, 55. “I think what is shocking is the lack of consideration for the people involved. The British Royal Family, the promises that were originally made to the British Royal Family to honor royal duty and to lead by example.”

Samantha also said she finds Meghan and Harry’s desire for a quiet life “ridiculous.”

“They stepped into the spotlight knowing what the duties were, knowing what the media would be like for them,” Samantha said. “If she wanted to be so private, she wouldn’t have sat at Wimbleton with 40 empty seats around her like a frame, ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me.'”

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Samantha Markle (left) has frequently spoken out against the Duchess of Sussex. (FOX / Getty)

Samantha continued: “Clearly, she knows she’s engaging in attention-getting behaviors.”

It also seemed that Samantha has little hopes for mending her relationship with her sister, telling the outlet that because of “the way [Meghan’s] treated this family,” there are no plans of reconciliation.

To those who might call Samantha jealous, she said: “It’s not about me being jealous, I was being honest from the beginning in hopes that I would appeal to her heart and her morality,” claiming that the “family has extended olive branches to” Meghan.

Meghan’s father Thomas expressed brief but similar sentiments this week.

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Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, said he was “disappointed” following the news.  (Reuters)

“I’ll just say I’m disappointed,” he told Us Weekly after the news broke.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they are pulling back significantly from royal duties. They said their decision came “after many months of reflection and internal discussion,” per a statement posted on their verified Instagram account.

“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple shared. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”

“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” they continued. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

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“We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support,” added the couple, who will reportedly keep their royal titles.

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Man sought in brutal NYC beating that killed 92-year-old woman

Police believe a 92-year-old woman was beaten to death on the streets of Queens, New York, and are looking for the perpetrator.

Authorities say the elderly woman, Maria Fuertes, was approached from behind, assaulted and knocked to the ground. Police arrived just after midnight on Monday to find Fuertes lying on the ground. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. A medical examiner will later determine the cause of death.

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Man who allegedly assaulted Fuertes

Fuertes was known as “cat lady” or “grandma” around the neighborhood. Residents said she was beloved in the community and would come out late at night to feed stray animals.

Neighbors said Fuertes lived her whole life in the southwestern Queens neighborhood.

“It’s upsetting because this is an old woman,” neighbor Anthony Davis told ABC 7. “What need do you need to attack her or hurt her? She has never done nothing to anyone.”

“She was a sweet lady,” neighbor Aneil Ram said. “We all knew her since we were small and it’s sickening to even hear something like that happening to her.”

Investigators looked through surveillance videos and saw the man approach Fuertes and assault her. He has not yet been caught and police were seen posting reward posters throughout the neighborhood Thursday.

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Virgin Galactic’s next spaceship reaches build milestone

Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship just hit a new construction milestone.

The company announced Wednesday that the primary structural elements of the craft have been assembled, and it is standing on its own landing gear at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

According to the company, the Weight on Wheels milestone was reached faster than it took with the first spaceship in the Virgin Galactic fleet, VSS Unity, to get to this stage.

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This photo released by Virgin Galactic shows the company’s next passenger spaceship standing on its landing gear. (Thomas Storesund/Virgin Galactic via AP)

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“We now have two spaceships that are structurally complete, with our third making good progress,” George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, said in a statement. “These spaceships are destined to provide thousands of private astronauts with a truly transformative experience by performing regular trips to space.”

Now that the spacecraft can bear its own weight, the company is working to connect the vehicle’s integrated systems and complete the final structural closeouts.

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The spaceship will be positioned in the hangar for the start of integrated vehicle ground testing as this work is finished, the company explained, which will verify the integrity of every system. This step is a precursor to the start of its flight test program.

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Megyn Kelly Talks About Roger Ailes and ‘Bombshell’ in YouTube Video

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Megyn Kelly has kept her distance from “Bombshell,” a Hollywood awards contender that presents her as a key figure in exposing sexual harassment at Fox News. Until now.

On Thursday, the former Fox News anchor posted an online video, nearly 30 minutes long, that shows her watching the film in the company of other women who said they were sexually harassed while working at the network under its chairman, Roger Ailes, who died in 2017, less than a year after he was forced out.

The video includes a detailed discussion between Ms. Kelly and her former colleagues in which they share painful details of what it was like to work at the network. One of the women, Juliet Huddy, said that during a workplace meeting, Mr. Ailes said, “Turn around, let me see your ass.”

In a written introduction to the video on her Instagram page, Ms. Kelly, who had previously described being harassed by Mr. Ailes in her 2016 memoir “Settle for More,” said she had no connection to “Bombshell.” “I did not produce, consult on, or have anything to do with the film,” she wrote. “Neither I nor the women I watched it with sold the rights to our stories (or in my case, my book), so it was somewhat jarring to see a version of our experiences told by strangers.”

She added, “I watched the movie with some of my friends who, like me, were sexually harassed while at Fox News.”

The film, written by the journalist Charles Randolph and directed by Jay Roach, portrays Ms. Kelly as a fighter whose decision to challenge Mr. Ailes roughly coincides with her pressing Donald J. Trump at the start of a 2015 presidential debate over his insulting comments about women.

Ms. Kelly is played with almost eerie verisimilitude by the Oscar winner Charlize Theron, and “Bombshell” returns to public consciousness the often prosecutorial television anchor whose career was thriving before her ill-fated run at NBC, which ended last year.

The video posted by Ms. Kelly shows her watching “Bombshell” at a private screening with three former Fox News journalists — Ms. Huddy, Rudi Bakhtiar and Julie Zann — as well as Ms. Kelly’s husband, the author Douglas Brunt, who is played in the film by Mark Duplass.

The video, marked with an “MK” logo in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, intersperses key scenes from the film with the women’s reactions in the screening room and their comments afterward.

During the sit-down discussion, Ms. Huddy, who left Fox News with a settlement after she said she had been sexually harassed by the former Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly, said that her mother once overheard Mr. O’Reilly “pleasuring himself” via speakerphone. (Mr. O’Reilly has said there is no merit to the allegations made against him.)

The talk moved on to Mr. Ailes and his habit of asking the women who worked at Fox News to twirl for him in his private office.

“I do think we need to talk about the spin, the infamous spin, inside of Ailes’s office,” Ms. Kelly asked the women. “Did you have to do it?”

“I was asked to twirl, and I did it,” Ms. Zann answered.

“So I was asked to do the spin,” Ms. Kelly said, “and, God help me, I did it.” After noting that she had been an honors student who was offered a partnership at the law firm Jones Day, she added, “If you don’t get how demeaning that is, I can’t help you.”

Ms. Zann said that the “Bombshell” scenes that depicted the interactions between Mr. Ailes and the Fox News employee played by Margot Robbie — a composite character whose experience at the network was based on that of various women — were “very close to what happened.” Ms. Zann spoke through tears, and she went on to describe a key difference between her and the film character: “I lost my job because I did say no,” Ms. Zann said, adding, “He wanted me to ask him to give him oral sex, and I was not going to go there.”

Ms. Bakhtiar, played in the film by Nazanin Boniadi, said the film got her experience right. In the movie, she is shown rebuffing the advances of a Fox News anchor, Brian Wilson, who has denied Ms. Bakhtiar’s account of events. In the discussion led by Ms. Kelly, Ms. Bakhtiar said she ended up off the air one day after making a complaint.

“Everyone would tell you don’t complain about sexual harassment because you’ll lose your job,” Ms. Bakhtiar said. “I didn’t think it would happen, but it was immediate.”

In October, Ms. Huddy and Ms. Bakhtiar told The Hollywood Reporter that they had broken the nondisclosure agreements they had signed with Fox News to speak with the “Bombshell” filmmakers.

Ms. Kelly left Fox News for NBC in 2017. Her stint at the network came to an abrupt halt in October 2018, after she wondered aloud, during a “Today” show segment that was criticized as racist, why it was inappropriate for white people to dress in blackface for Halloween. Ms. Kelly and the network had a final parting of ways last January, with NBC agreeing to pay her the outstanding balance on her contract, about $30 million.

Since then, she has kept a relatively low profile, appearing once on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and posting self-produced interviews on Instagram and YouTube.

In the video posted Thursday, Ms. Kelly said “Bombshell” got a few things wrong. For one thing, she said, Mr. Ailes was not happy with the line of questioning she employed with Mr. Trump during the debate. In the movie, the Fox News chairman is shown saying that the tough exchange made for good television. “A fantasy,” Ms. Kelly said.

She also criticized the scene in which the character played by Ms. Robbie accuses her of watching out for her own career at the expense of other women at Fox News, calling the scene an example of “victim-shaming.” Still, she added, she would not have cut the scene from the film.

In a comment on her Instagram page, Ms. Kelly expressed another complaint with “Bombshell,” writing, “They never asked me for the rights to my book, nor would I have sold them if they did.

“But clearly, they lifted large portions of it for the movie,” she continued. “Then sprinkled in a bunch of fiction.”

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Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump “intentionally inflated numbers” to defraud condo buyers: report

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Megathread: The US House of Representatives approves measure to restrain President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran

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The House voted on Thursday to force President Trump to go to Congress for authorization before taking further military action against Iran, in a sharp rebuke of his decision to ratchet up hostilities with Tehran without the explicit approval of the legislative branch.

The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his signature. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nonetheless insisted it “has real teeth” because “it is a statement of the Congress of the United States.”

The House passed the measure, 224-194, with just three Republicans voting in support. Eight Democrats opposed the measure.


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Civilian Planes Shot Down: A Grim History

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A Ukrainian airliner, a Boeing 737-800, went down in Iran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 176 people. American officials believe that the Iranians brought down the airliner by mistake, with two missiles fired from an Iranian air defense system, the SA-15.

Here are some of the most prominent passenger jets to be shot down — whether accidentally or, in some cases, deliberately:

MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. In June, an international investigative team charged four people, including three with ties to Russian intelligence.

Moscow has consistently denied any involvement in the disaster, but Western countries and experts have blamed Russian-backed separatists.

Seventy-eight people, most of them Russian émigrés to Israel, died when the flight from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk exploded and plunged into the Black Sea off the Russian coast.

Four minutes earlier, two long-range antiaircraft missiles were fired during a Ukrainian air defense exercise off the Black Sea’s Crimean coast. Ukraine’s president later said that he accepted investigators’ finding that his country’s military had accidentally destroyed the Russian airliner.

A United States Navy warship in the Persian Gulf shot down an Iranian passenger plane that the Navy said it mistook for a jet fighter, killing all 290 people onboard. The Iran Air Airbus A300 was flying over the Strait of Hormuz while the warship, the Vincennes, a 9,600-ton missile cruiser, was being engaged by Iranian gunboats.

The Americans, who were following radar readings, wrongly thought they saw a hostile F-14 jet fighter, and downed the plane with a surface-to-air missile.

A Soviet fighter jet shot down KAL 007 after the airliner strayed off course and over Soviet territory, killing 269 passengers and crew members and prompting several theories.

The Soviet Union contended the jet was on a spying mission, which the United States denied. The United States, Japan and the Soviet Union searched the Sea of Okhotsk for the black box recorder but said they were unable to find it.

The episode evoked the Soviet downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 902 in 1978, which had a different fate: All but two passengers on that flight survived.

The crash of Itavia Flight 870, known as the Ustica affair, killed all 81 people aboard and produced legions of conspiracy theories in Italy. The airliner was entering the final leg of a routine trip from Bologna, Italy, to Palermo, Sicily, when it suddenly plunged into the Tyrrhenian Sea near the small island of Ustica.

In 2013, Italy’s highest court ruled that the government had to compensate the families of some of the victims, implicitly acknowledging the most widely accepted theory behind the crash: that a missile fired by a warplane had hit the twin-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-9. The court did not say where that missile came from.

In similar episodes, rebel forces in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, brought down two aircraft within five minutes of their takeoff from Kariba.

Both were apparently hit by Soviet‐made, Strela heat‐seeking missiles. Altogether, more than 100 people died in the two episodes.

A Boeing 727-200 en route from Tripoli, Libya, to Cairo via Benghazi, Libya, was shot down by Israeli fighter aircraft over the Sinai desert. Just five of the 113 passengers survived.

Israel said that the plane had flown over Israeli military concentrations along the Suez Canal and over a military airfield in Sinai, which was then occupied by Israel.

Five Japanese military planes shot down a Chinese-American owned DC-2, known as Kweilin, soon after it had left Hong Kong for Chungking. China and Japan were at war at the time.

Fourteen people died; many of them had machine-gun wounds. The American pilot survived.

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CNN analyst blames ‘crossfire’ on Iran shooting down airplane, gets pummeled on Twitter

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A CNN analyst claimed on Thursday that “crossfire of reckless escalation” resulted in Iran firing a missile at an airplane, leading to the death of 176 people.

The Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s international airport Wednesday was shot down by mistake by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, Pentagon officials told Fox News.

Officials said U.S. intelligence increasingly points at the airliner being accidentally struck by a Russian-made missile, killing all those on board the flight, just hours after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting two military bases housing American and coalition troops.

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CNN national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey, however, appeared to spread the blame between the U.S. and the regime.

“176 completely innocent lives, killed in the crossfire of reckless escalation. Just an unbelievable tragedy,” Hennessey tweeted.

Hennessey’s analysis raised plenty of eyebrows on social media, particularly for referring to the incident as a “crossfire” between the two nations.

“There was no crossfire. If reports are true, it means an airliner full of hundreds of people was shot down by Iran just after Iran launched strikes against Iraqi bases housing U.S. service members. The U.S. didn’t fire back then or since. No crossfire— only Iran fired that night,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy reacted.

“What crossfire, Susan?” The Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross asked.

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“Did Jeff Zucker tell these people to all tweet out the word ‘Crossfire’ on purpose?” conservative commentator Stephen Miller tweeted, referring to the CNN president.

Hennessey doubled down amid the criticisms, saying “When people warn of the risks of escalation, civilians being killed in accidents are part of that risk. Period. It is *explicitly* included in national security risk analysis” and that her critics have taken a “lazy, dishonest, and fundamentally cowardly position.”

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She told her followers, “Guys, ‘how dare you blame us and not Iran’ and ‘debate my definition of crossfire, coward’ right-wing twitter is just pretending. The answer is to roll your eyes and ignore them. They’ll tire themselves out eventually.”

The CNN analyst wasn’t the only journalist who expressed that sentiment. NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla said that the plane crash was “at minimum, related to crossfire.” The Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum similarly wrote that Ukraine was “sucked in to a geopolitical conflict created by others” and that plane was caught “in the crossfire.”

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