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Jake Tapper drops the hammer on GOP congressman over second special counsel: ‘You keep saying this and you don’t know what you are talking about’

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Having failed to clear the president through their intelligence committee investigation, House Republicans are asking for a second special counsel to try to target the enemies of Donald Trump.

CNN’s Jake Tapper hosted Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida on Tuesday to discuss the push for a second independent counsel.

“What crime are you suggesting might have taken place here?” Tapper asked.

“Well, here we see the potential collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign and we also see the misrepresentation of information before the FISA court which would violate Woods Procedures and something that we would absolutely want to get to the bottom of it and we’ve seen a number of personnel changes at the FBI and the Department of Justice that seem to indicate something is not right,” Gaetz said.

Gaetz and Tapper then tangled over when the investigation of Trump was started. Gaetz made a number of statements that Tapper said the congressman could not reliably make without being on the intelligence committee.

“I have talked to people at the Justice Department who say you keep saying this and you don’t know what you are talking about,” Tapper said.

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Gaetz then went after Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein.

“I think Mr. Rod Rosenstein is deeply conflicted and that in many cases he is playing Jeff Sessions and I think Jeff Sessions is functionally set off into a corner at the Justice Department on these critical issues or a legal or factual basis for his recusal and I think it has hurt the country,” Gaetz claimed.

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Trump just gave Don McGahn a reason to testify to Congress — ‘’and it won’t be good for the president’: CNN analyst

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn -- accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good -- a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.

Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.

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Sarah Sanders’ replacement ‘won’t last one day’ if they won’t lie for Trump like she did: CNN host

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During a panel discussion on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' plan to depart her job working for President Donald Trump, CNN host Kate Bolduan scoffed at the idea that the president will employ anyone who doesn't lie like he does.

Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, Bolduan asked about Sanders contentious tenure and her abrasive nature with the press.

"Essentially the post hasn't been filled in the traditional sense for a long time," Stelter explained. "95 days without a traditional briefing. Clearly, he's going to appoint somebody. The white house communications director role hasn't been filled in the way it traditionally is."

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Ex-White House aide snaps at CNN’s Camerota after she calls out Sarah Sander’s lies

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In a frequently contentious interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci snapped at the CNN host when she pointed out exiting White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' history of lying and attacking the press.

Asked about the timing of Sanders' departure, Scaramucci said the spokesperson had done her time -- one year serving on then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and two years in the White House.

"She did a great job," Scaramucci attempted. "I know people have mixed views of her in places like this but I love her and think she did a great job and she is as an honest broker."

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