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Trump’s lawyers fear he gave Mueller a massive gift with this week’s Putin disaster: CNN

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President Donald Trump’s lawyers are reportedly worried that he gave special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe a massive public relations boost this week thanks to his disastrous press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During a Friday CNN segment, Gloria Borger reported that the president’s legal team had initially felt good about its work in undermining public support for Mueller’s probe — until, that is, Trump drew widespread criticism for looking like Putin’s puppet on the world stage.

“Once Donald Trump spoke at Helsinki, and his performance was universally or nearly universally panned, what we’re hearing is that the lawyers are saying, ‘You know, wait a minute, it’s harder to make the witch hunt case in a way when you have so many people who were appalled at the president’s performance,” Borger explained. “This is now a concern of theirs and the question, of course, is whether Mueller could be slow walking now in terms of an interview.”

CNN’s Dana Bash added that she’s heard Trump lawyers also fear that Mueller’s office might be giving up on trying to negotiate the terms of an interview with Trump, and instead might decide to slap him with a subpoena that orders him to testify in front of a grand jury.

“It’s the sound of silence,” she said, referring to what Trump’s lawyers have been hearing from Mueller’s team recently.

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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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