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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick loses it at Jake Tapper over gun control: ‘I didn’t come on to go through the entire penal code’

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The Lt. Governor of Texas bristled at Jake Tapper on Sunday morning when the CNN host pressed him on gun laws in the Lone Star state that just saw a teen gun down ten at Santa Fe High School in Houston on Friday.

Sitting down with the State of the Union host to discuss the tragedy, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick attempted to blame the culture for the shooting while Tapper wanted to talk about the prevalence of guns and the lack of comprehensive laws.

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“Should it be law that if you have children in the house or people under 18 — I know Texas the age is 17 — should it be law that you have to lock up your guns?” Tapper asked.

“Jake, depending on the state,” Patrick replied. “I would have to look at all the –”

“What about Texas?” Tapper said, cutting him off from filibustering.

“In Texas, again, we hold you very responsible if you are a gun owner,” Patrick attempted. “I’m a concealed carry owner as are almost 1 million Texans. If I use my gun to stop a crime or to defend myself and a stray bullet strikes someone else I can be held not only civilly but criminally liable.”

“In a case of not only controlling your guns in your home and keeping them locked up, you also can be held criminally liable if you use your gun and someone gets hurt who was not your intended target,” he continued. “If someone is trying to attack you and you miss them and hit someone else you can face charges.”

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“There isn’t a law requiring safe storage?” Tapper pressed.

“I didn’t come on with you to go through the entire penal code of the state,” the testy Patrick snapped back. “I’m saying that every parent out there needs to understand, every gun owner. If you are not a parent you need to understand your guns, you must control your guns at home and be sure they are locked up and kept away from others getting your guns.”

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‘The worst day of the presidency so far for Donald Trump’: Advisor to four presidents

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President Donald Trump has not had a worse day in office than he suffered on Friday, according to a top former White House advisor.

David Gergen served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He was interviewed Friday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

"If you are looking to throw somebody under the bus, Gordon Sondland would probably be a prime candidate to be next in line to be thrown under the bus," Cooper said.

"I think the president will wait patiently to see what he says and then decide," Gergen replied.

He then offered his analysis of the situation.

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‘Aides to the president are not happy’ Gordon Sondland held the phone up in restaurant: CNN’s Jim Acosta

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported on Friday that White House aides are unhappy with Ambassador Gordon Sondland for holding up a call with Trump in a restaurant for multiple witnesses to listen.

The details were revealed in bombshell closed-door testimony before Congress on Friday.

Acosta noted the administration was trying to downplay the significance of the call.

"But I will tell you, that the aides of the president are not happy that Gordon Sondland apparently held the phone up so other aides could hear what was going on and the words of the source familiar with the conversations inside the White House, the president speaks loudly, Sondland should know that," Acosta reported.

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David Holmes’ opening statement to Congress directly implicated Donald Trump: report

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Congress will hear first-hand testimony of President Donald Trump's involvement in the Ukraine scandal.

"David Holmes, the state department aide who overheard President Donald Trump's conversation with the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, said that Sondland told Trump that the Ukranian President would do 'anything you ask him to,' and that he confirmed the Ukrainians were going to 'do the investigation,'" CNN reported Friday.

""Sondland told Trump that (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky 'loves your ass,'" Holmes testified. "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to.'"

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