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WATCH: Pro-Trump economist starts shouting on CNN after clashing with columnist over unemployment

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When discussing whether Donald Trump should be credited for falling unemployment rates, a Washington Post columnist became the subject of conservative economist Stephen Moore‘s ire for insisting the economic trend was in place long before the president took office.

“It’s not like this moment when Trump came in and the red sea parted and suddenly there have a huge plummeting of the unemployment rate,” CNN political commentator and Post columnist Catherine Rampell noted on Monday morning. “[Gross Domestic Product] growth, unemployment rate, hiring — the trends are pretty much exactly the same.”

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“Does President Trump deserve credit for the economy?” Moore responded. “That’s sort of like saying Lebron James hit a shot at the buzzer for the game. Does he deserve credit?”

The former Trump campaign economist then took a shot at Rampell’s employer.

“It’s sort of ironic that Catherine is saying ‘gee, this is just a continuation’ because, of course, the Washington Post months and months before Donald Trump was elected said ‘if Donald Trump is elected he’s gonna ruin the economy,'” he said. “And now we have this incredible boom in the economy.”

Cutting him off, Rampell noted that “if you didn’t describe the economy as booming before, you shouldn’t be describing it as booming now.”

Moore once again took on the Post and “statistics that defy spin” before host Alisyn Camerota cut in to ask him if he believed the current economic trends were not present under President Barack Obama — and when he tried to cut her off, he called her by Rampell’s name, appearing to mix them up.

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“It’s Alisyn,” she said as the panelists continued to raise their voices about the economy.

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Fiona Hill’s attorney rips the administration: Trump ‘co-opted’ US foreign policy for his own ends

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," National Security Council official Fiona Hill's attorney, Ambassador Lee Wolosky, broke down the implications of his client's testimony.

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"Well, yeah," said Wolosky. "As she testified to, I think that what she began to notice is that, in fact, this really wasn't an irregular or shadow foreign policy effort, as some people have called it. It was actually domestic politics. She was doing national security, as were others, and foreign policy, and Sondland and Giuliani were taking steps to advance the political interests of the president. And I think that what she crystallized is how pernicious it can be when our national security and when our foreign policy decision making is basically co-opted or held hostage to the individual political interests of one individual."

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"The idea Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election is completely unfounded," said Phillip. "This is important because it puts in context some of the other testimony we heard ... from Ambassador [Kurt] Volker and another top NSC official, Tim Morrison, who replaced Fiona Hill, that the conspiracy theory was a legitimate function of the government, it was okay for President Trump to seek that kind of investigation, was perfectly normal to them. And it wasn't until they learned 'Burisma' equaled 'Biden' they learned there was something weird or nefarious going on."

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