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Rick Santorum goes down in flames trying to mansplain to three women why Mueller should target Hillary Clinton

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Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum got shot down on Sunday after he tried to convince three women panelists on CNN that special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigating Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

During a panel discussion on Sunday morning, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) noted that President Donald Trump recently compared Mueller to Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R), who was responsible for hyping the so-called “red scare” in the 1950s. Trump argued that Mueller made McCarthy “look like a baby.”

“Comparing him to Joseph McCarthy when Mueller is the total hero,” Granholm said. “One wonders who is the real McCarthy.”

Santorum disagreed: “If Bob Mueller wanted to avoid claims of McCarthyism, he should be investigating what’s going on within [the Department of Justice] and the FBI, with respect to Hillary Clinton and all these other things.”

“It’s not his job to avoid attacks of McCarthyism by the president,” CNN contributor S.E. Cupp interrupted.

“It’s his job to do a thorough investigation!” Santorum exclaimed, raising his voice.

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“How do you know [what he’s investigating]?” Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) asked.

“There’s certainly no evidence he’s looking [at Clinton],” Santorum complained.

“There’s no evidence because it’s been looked at and passed over,” Granholm stated. “How long did the special investigation into Benghazi have to go? I mean, really? You’re going to bring that up again?”

From there, Santorum launched into a false rant about how Clinton funded the Steele dossier as a means to manufacture an investigation against Trump.

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Granholm reminded Santorum that the Mueller investigation likely includes possible crimes outlined by the Steele dossier.

“What’s wrong with that?” she asked. “That’s exactly what the department should be doing.”

“If you want to have some bipartisanship support, show that you’re willing not just to go after Trump,” Santorum replied. “Go after things that are not just Trump!”

“What if he ends up revoking the security clearances of Mueller’s team?” Granholm wondered. “Will Republicans step up to stop that from happening?”

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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‘It’s voter discouragement’: Jake Tapper says Trump efforts to curb Dem votes doesn’t count as ‘suppression’

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CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday disagreed with the notion that President Donald Trump and Russians tried to "suppress" Democratic votes by engaging in what he called large-scale voter "discouragement."

During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic analyst Jennifer Granholm slammed Trump's campaign for "voter suppression."

"The thing that concerns me about the launch, Jake, of this new — of his re-election [campaign], he has already raised $100 million," Granholm said of Trump. "His campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who ran the digital campaign last time around, said that this time this campaign is going to be bigger, better and badder."

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Conservative columnist Max Boot: ‘It’s reality that’s pushing for impeachment’

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Max Boot, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, argued on Sunday that "reality" is "pushing for impeachment."

On CNN's Reliable Sources program, host Brian Stelter asked if it is the media's fault that the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump has become a topic of discussion.

"Journalist are doing their jobs and reporting the facts," national security analyst Samantha Vinograd insisted. "I don’t think that putting the press in one basket is helpful. Trump does that, but we shouldn’t do that."

Boot said that attacking the media over impeachment amounts to "blaming the messenger."

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