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CNN panel to Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Cut the crap’ and admit special counsel will be nightmare for Trump

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A CNN panel erupted after a prominent Donald Trump surrogate tried to make the argument that being investigated by a special counsel was good news for President Donald Trump.

CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany shocked a panel on Anderson Cooper 360 with the bold claim that the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller was, “good for the Trump administration.”

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Republican strategist Amanda Carpenter was having none of it.

“Can we just cut through the crap here?” Carpenter interrupted. “There’s no rational world where this is good news for the Trump administration.”

Carpenter demanded accountability for Republicans like Reince Priebus for enabling President Trump.

“Now all these Republicans are hand cuffed to Donald trump. Where has this gotten us?” Carpenter asked rhetorically. “Where are the people, the surrogates that barked and clapped like circus seals in praise of everything this man has done that was bad.”

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Carpenter then addressed the other two Republicans on the panel for their support of Trump.

“What has he done for you?” Carpenter directly asked the other Republicans on the AC360 panel. “He’s dragged you into a terrible place.”

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GOP is still accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a megadonor caught in prostitution scandal

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In February, Republican megadoner John W. Childs was charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor.

Childs was charged in the same sting that implicated Robert Kraft, the outspoken owner of the Eagles.

Since the sting, Childs has continued to be a major funder to Republican groups and candidates, reports CNBC.

He's given a total of $330,000 to Republicans, according to FEC filings.

The primary recipients of his largesse have been the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Trump just delivered a weapons-grade crazy rant in front of reporters — here are the 7 worst moments

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke in front of reporters for a full 40 minutes in which he made numerous unhinged statements about American Jews, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and the economy.

Trump's lengthy rant featured too many strange and offensive moments to quickly summarize -- so we've written up a rundown of the seven insane moments.

1.) Trump doubles down on his smear that the majority of American Jews are "disloyal" to Israel. The president on Tuesday accused the majority of American Jews for being "disloyal" because of their support for the Democratic Party. When given an opportunity to walk those comments back, the president simply doubled down.

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This Trump supporter received praise from the president himself — now he’s facing a lengthy prison sentence for voter fraud

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President Donald Trump has often claimed that incidents of voter fraud aided the Clinton campaign in 2016. Just last Thursday at a rally in New Hampshire, Trump claimed that voter fraud had cost him the state's four electoral points.

"It was taken away from us," he said at a rally in Manchester.

“There is no evidence of rampant voter fraud in 2016 or really in any previous election,” Ellen Weintraub, the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, told CNN Monday.

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