CNN executive vice president and top lawyer David Vigilante is getting plenty of attention for his withering reply to the Trump presidential campaign’s demand for a retraction and apology for releasing the results of a political poll.

“To the extent we have received legal threats from political leaders in the past, they have typically come from countries like Venezuela or other regimes where there is little or no respect for a free and independent media,” Vigilante wrote in a letter rejecting the Trump campaign’s demand. 

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