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CNN’s Chris Cuomo nails Trump’s wiretap claims: This is like the fire chief pulling the fire alarm

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A group of CNN panelists tried to wrap their heads around the claims made by President Donald Trump over the weekend in a series of tweets.

Co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota tried to steer the conversation toward facts that could be proven, rather than speculate about the president’s motives for accusing his predecessor, Barack Obama, of illegally wiretapping his presidential campaign.

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“This was a couple of coins into the conspiracy meter,” Cuomo said. “Joe Scarborough, (host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’) who is an on-and-off friend with him, called the president of the United States crazy, essentially, so I think that speculation gets us nowhere, getting into his motives and all that.”

CNN political analyst David Gregory said no proof had been turned up in reporting over the weekend, and he said the White House had asked Congress to find proof to back the president’s wild claims.

“This is like somebody in high school walking down and pulling the fire alarm and getting everybody scurrying, and that’s the major story is that fire alarm set in in school,” Gregory said.

Cuomo amended Gregory’s analogy to better describe the dynamic of the sitting president baselessly accusing his predecessor of a serious crime.

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“In this case, in your analogy, it would be the fire chief pulled the lever, because all he has to do is call the FBI (and ask),” Cuomo said.

Jackie Kucinich, a CNN contributor and Washington bureau chief of The Daily Beast, said the president could easily find out whether federal investigators had tapped his phones — lawfully or not.

“He has access to so much information from so many different areas, and yet he chooses to trifle in conspiracy theories,” Kucinish said.

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Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.

The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.

"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."

"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."

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Trump campaign has 12-person ‘War Room’ toiling to fight the impeachment inquiry: report

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While the White House has bragged about refusing to start a "war room" to deal with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's administration, his campaign is footing the bill for a 12-person operation, the LA Times reported Friday.

“Some of you have criticized us for not having a war room — OK? — which we don’t by the way,” acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.

“You don’t have a war room when you haven’t done anything wrong," he added.

By that logic, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign may fear the president did something wrong.

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‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’

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President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."

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