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‘Not on the same page’: CNN mocks Sean Spicer for contradicting Jeff Sessions hours before recusal

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer commented on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from any investigations of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, during his Thursday night segment. He also pointed to President Donald Trump’s decision to stand by Sessions prior to his recusal.

Senior political analyst Mark Preston said, “Yeah, so clearly not on the same page. It strikes me even though it’s still very early in the Trump administration, how they don’t seem to have their message together.” Preston added, “Last night when this story broke, they didn’t have the correct answer to give. Sessions waited until 4:00 this afternoon, allowing time for Republicans to come out, Wolf, and say that he needed to recuse himself. So it looked like he was forced to do so.”

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Preston commented on how Trump “shouldn’t have said anything at all when he was asked by the reporters, and clearly hadn’t been connected with the Department of Justice or with Sessions about what was really going on at that time.”

Blitzer noted that there is a major problem with Sessions’ recusal, specifically asking, “Why doesn’t the White House know what is going on?” He pointed to the confusion among administration officials including Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Sessions, and the president.

“When a crisis of communications moment is happening like this in one of the agencies of an administration, the White House usually starts running point on that and making sure that everyone is singing from the same page,” said CNN political director, David Chalian.

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‘The country got an education’: Nicolle Wallace explains why impeachment could move public opinion

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace offered her analysis after the day of televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry.

Wallace, who served as White House communications director under President George W. Bush, drew upon her experience as a top Republican strategist.

"Listen, I haven’t spent a nanosecond in a courtroom, but I’ve spent my career in the court of public opinion. And if you look at what the Democrats have set out to do and you look at why this has swung public opinion in a way the Mueller probe never did is that they have laid brick on top of brick on top of brick," Wallace explained.

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Room erupts in laughter as Democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan during impeachment hearing

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There was a moment of levity four-hours into the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the bombastic Freedom Caucus member who was added to the committee at the last moment by Republicans, had argued that the White House whistleblower started the scandal.

"There’s one witness, one witness that they won’t bring in front of us, they won’t bring in front of the American people, and that’s the guy who started it all, the whistleblower," Jordan argued.

Unfortunately for the wrestling coach turned politician, Jordan was followed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe succinctly debunks Jim Jordan’s defense of Trump

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe debunked the key defense of President Donald Trump that was offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan did not address the fact President Donald Trump solicited foreign election interference in violation of federal law, but attempted to debunk the additional charge that there was extortion/bribery.

The Ohio Republican argued that there could not have been a quid pro quo because the aid was eventually released.

But Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law for half a century and argued three dozen cases before the United States Supreme Court, fact-checked the congressman who never passed the bar exam.

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