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CNN analyst: Manafort flipping means President Trump now has to decide his son’s fate

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President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet since news broke that his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Mostly, he’s been tweeting (inaccurate) information about the hurricane hitting North Carolina and claiming (falsely) that his poll numbers are good.

What is Trump thinking about this weekend? CNN invited Time magazine contributor Jay Newtown-Small on to discuss that.

Newtown-Small said that insight into Trump’s mindset can be gleaned from “how subdued he is.”

She then suggested that Trump may be spending his weekend deciding the fate of his son, Don Jr., who organized the infamous Trump Tower meeting that Manafort can now testify about.

“The next people are in line here are, frankly, Donald Trump Jr., who was at that infamous meeting in Trump Tower,” she said. “What happens when the president has to decide, ‘Is it my son who I throw under the bus next, with all the other people I’ve thrown under the bus?’ As they flip [people] increasingly close to the president, he must be very, very worried for his family and his presidency.”

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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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