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‘They’re not on the same planet’: CNN’s Cooper and Acosta ridicule Kellyanne Conway’s ‘ironic Trump’ defense

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday offered a snarky rebuke of the White House response to Donald Trump’s tweet affirming he’s “under investigation,” lampooning the president and those who represent him for “not being on the same page,” if you can call it that.

Cooper was referring to a series of interviews this weekend with Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, who contradicted the president’s own tweets about being under investigation by insisting the president is not under investigation.

“Now, Jay Sekulow is a very influential attorney and advocate and a distinguished member of the Supreme Court bar and appeared on this broadcast many times over the years,” Cooper noted on Monday’s “AC360.”

“Perhaps he’s not the guy to ask on this,” Cooper continued. “In fact, it’s almost as if we’ve all been warned against it, almost like we’ve been told again and again… what’s that phrase?”

Cooper then played a montage of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisting “the president’s tweets stand for themselves.”

“They speak for themselves,” Cooper said. “Which would mean ‘I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director. Witch hunt.’”

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“Maybe instead of meaning he’s under investigation or that he’s not, or that he’s commenting on a Washington Post story, but not under investigation, or is—maybe it’s none of those things,” Cooper posited. “Maybe it’s something else entirely.”

The CNN host then played a clip of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway arguing Trump was being “ironic” with his “I am being investigated” tweet.

“That’s the president in his 140 characters through his significant social media platform telling everybody, ‘wow look at the irony here,’” Conway said on “Fox and Friends” Monday.

“I honestly do not know what that means,” Cooper said of Conway’s explanation. “I do not know what that means.”

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Introducing reporter Jim Acosta, Cooper joked the CNN correspondent “joins us from the White House to clear up any irony there may be.”

“Jim, this seems to be yet another example of the president and those who represent him simply, I don’t know, not being on the same page?” Cooper asked. “Is that what it is?”

“I’m not sure they’re on the same planet, Anderson.” Acosta replied.
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White House either lied or there was ‘gross mismanagement’ for not knowing Shanahan’s past: David Gergen

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On Tuesday, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination as new details came to life about a violent series of domestic disputes within his family, including an incident in which he defended his son for assaulting his wife with a baseball bat.

Former White House official David Gergen scorned the idea that the White House and Senate Republicans were not aware of this information, noting that Shanahan was already confirmed to a high-ranking office in the Pentagon and would have already undergone a rigorous FBI background check.

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Nancy Pelosi says White House attempt to block Hope Hicks testimony is ‘obstruction of justice’

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President Donald Trump's White House is committing obstruction of justice by claiming Hope Hicks has "immunity" from testifying before Congress about her time in the administration and even transition.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about the administration's contention by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.

Pelosi replied that it was, "obstruction of justice."

The answer could be important as Congressional precedence says that obstruction of justice is a high crime or misdemeanor worthy of impeachment.

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Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’

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Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.

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