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CNN’s Phil Mudd rips Giuliani: ‘The most deadly thing in America is getting between him and a microphone’

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CNN’s Phil Mudd on Thursday suggested Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani should have his mouth washed out with soap, arguing “the most deadly thing in America is getting between him and a microphone.”

Mudd was discussing Giuliani’s interview with the Hill Thursday, during which the top Trump lawyer said he’s waiting for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “step in” and end the probe of Michael Cohen.

“When I was 7 years old, I called my sister stupid and my mom took out a new bar of ivory soap, took me ion the garage and washed my mouth out with soap,” Mudd said. “Rudy Giuliani needs the same treatment.”

“He is suggesting there is some sort of criminal enterprise, run by—by the way—Donald Trump nominees at the Department of Justice and the FBI,” Mudd continued.

The former CIA analysts also went off on Giuliani for suggesting attorney-client privilege should protect Cohen’s $130,000 hush agreement with adult film star Stormy Daniels—and Trump’s subsequent repayment.

“Giuliani said something else that’s outrageous,” Mudd said. “He suggested attorney-client privilege should protect this. Let me get this straight, if there’s evidence that Mr. Cohen committed a crime, does that mean as an American citizen he’s outside the law? He shouldn’t be investigated? If there’s evidence of a crime, I don’t care if you’re the president’s lawyer. You get the same treatment I do.”

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“I’ve had it with Mr. Giuliani,” Mudd continued. “The most deadly thing in America is getting between him and a microphone. He’s wrong.

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Trump leveled by retired general for making Iran war decisions based on advice from Fox News hosts

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During a panel discussion on the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a drone was shot down by the Middle Eastern country in international airspace, a retired general claimed he was worried about Donald Trump's response based upon who it appears the president listens to when it comes to advice.

Speaking with host John Berman, retired Lt. General Mark Hertling warned that the shootdown was a dangerous provocation.

"It's huge, John," Hertling explained. "You can go all the way from backing down completely to a full-scale war -- that's what's dangerous about this situation."

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CNN panelist stumps host with Trump logic: ‘You can statistically say anything but I don’t see it’

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A Trump supporter on Thursday brushed off statistics showing that hate crimes have been rising since President Donald Trump's election by claiming that he has not personally seen any additional hate crimes.

During a CNN voter panel, host Alisyn Camerota quoted from official statistics showing a significant increase in hate crimes committed since Trump's upset victory in 2016.

Trump supporter Darrell Wimbley, however, wasn't buying it and he cited his own personal experiences to prove his point.

"You can say that, but I truly don't believe it because I don't see it," he said. "I can statistically say anything but I don't see it."

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Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."

On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.

Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.

"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."

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