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Trump Bashes ABC News on Paul Manafort Chryon Gaffe

President Donald Trump ripped “fake” ABC News after the network apologized for posting an erroneous chryon during his comments to reporters saying former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to “five charges of manslaughter.”

“Look what fake ABC News put out,” Trump said on Twitter. “I guess they had it prepared from the 13 Angry Democrats leading the witch hunt!”

The post included ABC video of Trump talking about his upcoming executive order stopping child separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The graphic with the remarks initially said: “President Trump: ‘I’ll be signing something’ to address family separation crisis.”

It then changed to: “Manafort pleads guilty to five charges of manslaughter.”

The bogus chryon was up for at least seven seconds before it was removed, according to news reports. The previous headline was restored.

Manafort is not facing manslaughter charges.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges from last October involving alleged conspiracy to launder money, making false statements, and other offenses.

Manafort was also indicted last week for alleged witness tampering in the case by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller — and a federal judge in Washington revoked his bail Friday, remanding Manafort to jail.

In its apology, also posted on Twitter, ABC said: “We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report.

“We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air.”

“We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort,” the network said. “There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake.”

Melania Reports Peter Fonda's 'Sick' Tweet About Barron

First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday reported actor Peter Fonda’s “sick” tweet about her 12-year-old son to the Secret Service, The Daily Caller reports.

“The tweet is sick and irresponsible and USSS has been notified,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, told The Hill.

Fonda, who has since removed his tweets, had taken to social media to criticize President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy resulting in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border after they were detained crossing illegally. Trump  signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process.

“We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against giant a–hole she is married to,” Fonda tweeted early Wednesday morning before deleting it.

He also called for Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen to be “put in a cage and poked at by” passersby.

Fonda also took a dig at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping,” the two-time Oscar nominee said.

Melania Trump has spoken out against the policy.

“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” Grisham told The Hill on Sunday. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”

Comey: Hillary Still Doesn't Get Why FBI Investigated Her

Former FBI director James Comey accused Hillary Clinton of being ignorant as to why the FBI investigated her use of a personal email setup during her time as Secretary of State, saying the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate still does not understand the entire saga.

“I don’t want to criticize her, but it shows me that even at this late date, she doesn’t understand what the investigation in her case was about,” Comey said during an interview with German journalist Holger Stark.

“It was not about her use of a personal email system. And she didn’t get that during the investigation, ’cause she used to say, ‘Well Colin Powell, when he was secretary of state, used AOL.’ That was not what it was about.

“It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system.”

The Daily Caller reported on Comey’s comments.

Comey admitted during the interview he too used a private email account — a Gmail address — to conduct some government business when he led the FBI. That practice, he said, entailed drafts of unclassified speeches he would write on his personal laptop while at home and then email to his government account.

The former lawman, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, said Clinton would have been investigated if she used any form of private email to send sensitive and classified information.

Regarding his own private email habits, Comey said, “I get why people are focused on it, but it’s a totally different thing.”

Comey announced in July 2016 he would not recommend charges be brought against Clinton despite the fact numerous emails with classified information were discovered on her home-based email server. That decision has been dissected and discussed ever since.

Trump Dossier Author Steele Visited State Dept in Oct '16

Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous Trump dossier, visited the State Department weeks before the 2016 presidential election to discuss his findings about then-candidate Donald Trump.

“Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016,” Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said, The Daily Caller reported.

The dossier was compiled over several months and made allegations Trump had ties to the Russian government. Some of the claims in the document were scandalous, but all of them against Trump remain unverified.

The dossier was leaked to the media and published by BuzzFeed News a short time before Trump was sworn in as president in January 2017.

Steele’s visit to the State Department had not been made public until Wednesday.

Burr cited an exchange he had with former State Department official Victoria Nuland — who worked for the department during the Obama administration — in revealing Steele’s trip to Washington, D.C. Nuland said she saw portions of the dossier in July 2016.

Former FBI Director James Comey briefed President Donald Trump on the dossier after he won the election but before he took office. It has also been reported former Secretary of State John Kerry and others might have seen the document before its publication.

The Steele dossier was one of the sources FBI officials used to obtain multiple FISA warrants to spy on certain members of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Over 17,000 Children Arriving on Border Await Fate in Immigration Courts

The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador.

Gang gunfire once forced her to hit the floor inside her home. She fled Central America last year with her great-grandmother to join her mother in the U.S. At the Mexico border, authorities separated the two, and she lived in a youth facility for about a month. She cried so much that staff members gave her extra phone time to talk to her mother, the mother said.

She was eventually reunited with her mother and is now seeking asylum.

Her case, which was in court Tuesday, predates the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy calling for the criminal prosecution of all immigrants stopped on the southwest border. But it illustrates how children arriving from Central America have long faced the prospect of family separation and navigated a complex legal immigration system that can take months or years to render a decision due to a massive backlog of cases.

The U.S. government separated more than 2,300 children from their parents in recent weeks in a policy that stoked widespread outrage among both Democrats and Republicans. On Wednesday, Trump bowed to pressure and signed an executive order ending the separations. It was a dramatic turnaround for the president, who had insisted, wrongly, that his administration had no choice because of federal law and a court decision.

Many of the affected children may soon find themselves in an immigration courtroom somewhere in the United States as they make a case to stay in the country legally and avoid deportation.

At immigration court in Los Angeles, Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor had more than 20 cases on her morning docket — all of them children’s cases, and many of them asylum seekers.

Some had arrived a year ago, or even two. All had lawyers and were seeking to stay by seeking asylum or through a government program that provides green cards to abused and abandoned children.

The girl and others applied for asylum at an office run by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and were waiting for an interview. The agency in March had more than 17,000 children’s cases pending review.

The judge told the lawyers, children and parents in the courtroom that recently it had been taking longer than the month or two that young applicants previously waited for an interview.

Other cases were mired in confusion. A 16-year-old girl had been telling the court she lived in Los Angeles with her aunt when in reality she had moved to Texas to stay with her mother.

“Who gave you permission to move to Texas?” Tabaddor asked the teen before ordering her to return to her courtroom with her mother or aunt in September or face deportation. “Lying to the court is unacceptable. It is going to cause problems and is already causing problems.”

Tabaddor later sought to sort out a 19-year-old asylum seeker’s living situation since he moved from an earlier Southern California address. His mother was in Guatemala, he said, and he didn’t understand what the judge meant when she asked about his biological father, since he had been staying with a man he called his stepfather since arriving here.

She told his attorney to get to the bottom of the situation and determine whether he was eligible for immigration relief.

For the rest of the hourlong session, the judge juggled the cases of an 18-year-old Guatemalan who didn’t want to move with his aunt to Bakersfield, a 20-year-old Guatemalan who will have his asylum case heard next April and others.

She then asked the court’s Spanish-language interpreter to walk out to the hall and look for a Salvadoran immigrant who didn’t show up for court even though she had a lawyer.

When no one answered the calls, the judge issued a deportation order for her.

The 7-year-old girl’s mother, Jennifer, asked that her full name not be used out of fear the government would seek to have the family deported. The 25-year-old mother is seeking asylum as well, but worries about getting deported since asylum cases are getting harder to win even as gang violence worsens back home.

Her daughter, clutching a cardigan, lowered her voice and her eyes when she recalled living in El Salvador.

“It’s horrible,” she said. “Dangerous.” And she remembered how soon after she reached the United States she pounded her fists on the window and cried when border officers took her from her great-grandmother, who had raised her since she was a toddler.

“I went crazy because she was going someplace else,” she said.

The great-grandmother was later released and now has an immigration case of her own in California, according to the girl’s mother.

The girl was just 5 at the time, and the stress took its toll as she lived in the youth facility. “She cried and cried,” the mother said. “I didn’t think they would separate them.”

About a month later, the girl was sent to live with her mother in Southern California.

She said she likes going to the park and school. And again, she smiled.

US Stepping up Earth's Protection from Asteroids, Comets

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.

The National Science and Technology Council released a report Wednesday calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking and deflection. NASA is participating, along with federal emergency and White House officials.

For now, scientists know of no asteroids or comets heading our way. But one could sneak up on us, and that’s why the government wants a better plan.

NASA’s planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, says scientists have found 95 percent of all near-Earth objects measuring one kilometer (two-thirds of a mile) or bigger. But the hunt is still on for the remaining 5 percent and smaller rocks that could still inflict big damage.