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‘If you can’t pay off a porn star this isn’t America’: Fox News’ Outnumbered tries to make sense of Giuliani ‘bombshell’

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The co-hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered on Thursday tried to wrap their heads around Rudy Giuliani’s “bombshell” revelation that Donald Trump personally repaid $130,000 to his personal attorney Michael Cohen, who had taken out a home equity line of credit to pay a hush agreement for adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Fox News’ John Roberts reported that despite Cohen insisting he “did not receive reimbursement for the payment” to Daniels, Trump on Thursday wrote, “ Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign.”

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“Yesterday at some point, the president and the president’s outside attorneys Rudy Giuliani said, ‘You know what? The best thing to do in this case is to get ahead of it,’” Roberts said of Giuliani’s decision to tell Fox News’ Sean Hannity about Trump’s repayment. The Fox News reporter noted “the staff at the White House had no clue what was going on.”

“There’s no question it was a bombshell when Rudy Giuliani dropped it last night on Hannity,” Roberts said.

There’s a lot to discuss here,” co-host Sandra Smith agreed.

Asked for her opinion on the report, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery replied, “If you can’t pay off a porn star in this country, these are no longer the United States of America, number one.”

“Number two, I think that you have two Giulianis here,” Kennedy continued. “Brilliant legal mind, the shrewd politician who can be helpful to the president. But then you have the Rudy Giuliani who lacks self awareness, who tends to shoot from the hip, and says things that, you know, perhaps he intended to say that Michael Cohen had been paid off. I think part of that was weighing the potential campaign finance violations versus the president’s reputation for being ensconced with some one like Ms. Clifford (Daniels).

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“At the same time, he opens up the president to so much more skepticism and criticism saying that Michael Cohen was there to take care of these things,” Kennedy continued. “That’s what is problematic, there might be other things like this.”

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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance

Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.

Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.

"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.

"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.

"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"

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‘Why not cooperate?’ CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hammers Pence’s chief of staff over impeachment stonewalling

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," anchor Wolf Blitzer challenged Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short to justify the administration's stonewalling of the impeachment inquiry.

"Wolf, the reality is that the last three years, they've been trying to overturn the will of the American people. They're trying to take away the votes of the American people," said Short. "This whole impeachment has been a sham. What they've tried to prove there is no proof of ... I think it sets a dangerous precedent."

"Here's what I don't understand," said Blitzer. "If the president has nothing to hide, it was a perfect phone call with the president of Ukraine, why not cooperate, provide the documents, why not let individuals go before the committees and testify?"

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‘Help me’: CNN’s John King begs guests to say something after bonkers Giuliani interview leaves him speechless

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CNN host John King on Thursday found himself at a loss for words while watching the latest escapade of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who is in Ukraine this week to apparently resume his quest to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

During a segment about Giuliani's latest Ukraine caper, King played an interview clip with former Fox News host Eric Bolling in which Giuliani refused to say what he was doing in the country.

"I'm not here -- I don't have to defend myself!" Giuliani said, when asked about his reasons for traveling to Kiev. "I didn't do anything wrong. I didn't do a darn thing wrong!"

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