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CNN’s Chris Cuomo crushes babbling GOP lawmaker’s desperate attempts to trash Bob Mueller

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In a contentious — and frantic — interview with a Florida Congressman who is demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired, CNN’s Chris Cuomo dressed down the lawmaker by telling him Mueller has been a Republican longer than the young congressmen has even thought about be a member of the party.

According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) the fact that Mueller wasn’t re-hired to be FBI director was a telling factor that explains why he is out to get Trump.

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Regarding Mueller’s appointments to his investigatory team, Gaetz stated, “It is as if, when Bob Mueller picked his team, he went fishing in the never-Trump aquarium.”

That was when Cuomo attempted to set Gaetz straight on Mueller’s background.

“Bob Mueller interviews with the president considering a position in the administration,” Cuomo lectured. “He has been a Republican longer than you have even considered being a Republican. He’s a decorated war veteran who ran the FBI and who everybody in your party said is an excellent choice for the investigation. What has changed?”

“You made the point that Mueller was interviewed for his old job back, the FBI director position, and I think that’s key fact,” Gaetz explained. “On the 16th of May the president interviews Mueller and tells him he will not be the next director of the FBI.”

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“That’s not our read on what happened. how do you know that’s what happened in that conversation?” Cuomo asked.

“Well, look, I mean, you have got a situation where [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein walks Mueller out and within 24 hours Rosenstein appoints him to be the head of the probe,” Gaetz parried. “If he was being considered for the job back, the job he wanted, he would have gotten it.”

“Hold on a second, don’t overpower me with your, you know, your wisdom of loquacious attacks,” Cuomo retorted. “If Trump didn’t like Mueller, okay. You are saying you had this meeting, you are not getting the job and you don’t make the grade, and then right after it the guy that he appoints to head up what is happening in the DOJ picks him? The same guy he leaned on for this memo about why Comey had to go? That same guy just stabs him in the back?”

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Corey Lewandowski was ‘trapped’ by Democrats — he should have declared the Fifth: Ex-US Attorney

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Former U.S. Attorney John Flannery told MSNBC that top aide to President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, was trapped by Democrats during his testimony Tuesday.

During a panel discussion as the hearing continued, Flannery explained that Lewandowski should have pleaded the Fifth Amendment privilege because he ultimately trapped himself.

"I don’t think he was wily and effective and I thought he wore down toward the end," Flannery explained. "Several of the members got elements of the crime of conspiracy. And what people forget is that you don’t have to succeed in a conspiracy. And we have Trump asking him basically to kill the investigation by converting [Jeff] Sessions to their side and he’s told this but he doesn’t stop there. He does overt acts he writes down what the president wants Sessions to hear, he makes an appointment with Sessions, but sessions doesn’t show up, we don’t know if there’s any side conversation there. He puts the document in a safe and then he arranges for someone else to give it to Sessions. Then he has another meeting with Trump."

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WATCH: Lewandowski’s lawyer freaks out, tries to block Congress from asking any further questions

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During the House Judiciary Committee testimony of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about the Russia investigation, Lewandowski's attorney frantically crashed the witness table and demanded that Congress stop asking questions of his client.

"Mister Chairman, as you know I am counsel for Mr. Lewandowski—" began the attorney.

"You are not a witness and you should not be seated at that table," cut in House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sharply.

"I understand that," said Lewandowski's attorney. "I will leave after I register a formal protest based upon the debate that I heard. These seem to be unauthorized questions and I know you choose your words carefully—"

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Congressman blasts ‘tough guy’ Lewandowski for blowing off hearing: He wants to ‘launch his senatorial campaign’

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) laid into President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski for his aggressive behavior before the House Judiciary Committee.

"As you know, Democrats want to call other witnesses for this impeachment investigation," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Do you worry, though, that Lewandowski set the precedent for not cooperating?"

"Well, Lewandowski portrayed himself as a tough guy," said Jeffries. "He's a likely candidate for a Senate seat in New Hampshire. And he was there probably to try to launch his senatorial campaign, not to take seriously his responsibility as a witness to participate in this hearing on behalf of the effort to find the truth for the American people. But that is okay. Because the American people can judge Lewandowski based on what they've seen from today and in terms of whether he was participating in a cover-up or participating in effort to reveal information to the American people."

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