Heated! Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took her long-running feud with CNN's Jim Acosta to a new level during Thursday's White House Press briefing, blasting the media for personal attacks against her and accusing the press of debasing the discourse in America. The press secretary was responding to similar allegations leveled against President Trump. Specifically, Acosta asked Sanders to say whether the press is indeed the "enemy of the people," as her boss has controversially claimed, after Ivanka Trump broke with her father on the statement at an Axios event earlier Thursday. "I think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here, at this briefing, that the press ... are not the enemy of the people. I think we deserve that," Acosta told Sanders. Sanders went on to say the media have attacked her personally "on a number of occasions" before specifically calling out rhetoric she said aired on CNN. Was Sanders wrong to not say the press isn't the enemy of the people? Marie & Charlie debate.
Opinion or Obstruction? The White House says that President Donald Trump's criticism of the special counsel's Russia probe is not obstruction. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Trump's broadsides are simply the president "fighting back." She also offered an explanation of the president's tweet in which he called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now." Sanders said "It's not an order. It's the president's opinion." Trump unleashed several tweets on Wednesday attacking special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference and possible ties to the president's campaign. The president tweeted Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further." But Sessions stepped aside last year from overseeing Mueller's inquiry, and it's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who's taken over that duty. Should Trump be allowed to tweet about this? Is this freedom of speech? Is this obstruction?
Not good! Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday as the university investigates what he knew about domestic abuse claims against an assistant coach who was fired last week. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, expected to be one of the top teams in the nation again this season. The announcement was made hours after the ex-wife of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith alleged publicly that she told Meyer's wife in 2015 that Smith had assaulted her. Charles & Marie talk to Jared Max, Sports Reporter for Fox News 24/7.
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