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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously assistant editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Two modest cable news egos were at each other's throats Friday.

It started after MSNBC’s Joe Scarbough called President-elect Donald Trump "dead wrong on Russia," and said Fox News' Sean Hannity's interview with Julian Assange was "repulsive."

Hannity, naturally, took to Twitter to respond, in part by accusing Scarborough of secretly gunning for a job at his network.

What ensued was an exemplar of restraint and respect.

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President-elect Donald Trump views the focus on Russian interference in the 2016 election a “political witch hunt” against him.

In an interview with the New York Times on Friday ahead of Trump’s planned meeting with the heads of U.S. intelligence to discuss the community's findings that Russian actors stole emails from Democratic organizations to influence the election, the President-elect said the intense focus on Russian involvement is meant to damage him politically.

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CNN's Chris Cuomo got in a heated exchange Friday morning with Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway over Trump’s refusal to acknowledge what the U.S. intelligence community says was Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Conway accused the "New Day" anchor, and others who've criticized Trump for not accepting the intelligence community's attribution of the hacks of Democratic organizations and operatives to the Russian actors, of attempting to delegitimize his Election Day victory.

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