CNN's Don Lemon to contributor: be honest

FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Don Lemon attends the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. CNN's Lemon apparently has his limits. The evening host shut down Jason Miller, a former Donald Trump aide - and paid CNN contributor - on Thursday, April 12, 2018, telling him not to come on his show and lie to the American people. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

CNN's Don Lemon cut off a former Donald Trump aide _ and a paid CNN contributor _ accusing Jason Miller of lying on the air

NEW YORK — CNN's Don Lemon apparently has his limits.

The evening host shut down a former Donald Trump aide — and paid CNN contributor — on Thursday, telling him not to come on his show and lie to the American people. Lemon and Jason Miller were talking about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian activities in the 2016 presidential election.

Lemon said it was a privilege to be on CNN, not a right. He cut off Miller's attempts to argue. CNN's efforts to have people reflecting Trump's point of view on the air is a frequent source of tension.

Through a spokeswoman, Lemon declined Friday to discuss the confrontation. Miller didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

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