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CNN suffered a PR crisis a few months ago after making errors on the air. But slowly but surely, a few hard-nosed and skillful journalists are helping the network regain its street cred among political insiders.

In this incredibly-overlooked clip from Memorial Day weekend, CNN’s Dana Bash presses Trump legal henchman Rudy Giuliani about the solidity of his no-collusion claims. In a stunning moment of clarity, the former New York mayor admits he doesn’t know whether members of the 2016 Donald Trump campaign colluded with Russia or not.

Bash proceeds to call Guiliani to the carpet over the obvious politics being played by Trump and his team over “Spygate.” Hearing Rudy rant, riff, and retreat while trying to squirm out of answering is worth the price of admission.

Play for proof.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."