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Ex-Obama aide calls BS on idea that Kavanaugh investigation can’t be re-opened: ‘Republicans requested it from us’

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As the GOP’s outcry against Democratic calls for the re-opening of an investigation into the background of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reaches a fever pitch, one former Obama White House aide scoffed at the concept that the act is far out of the ordinary.

“Why couldn’t there be a thorough process to get to the bottom of these accusations?” Barack Obama’s onetime White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said during a panel discussion on CNN.

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Political correspondent Sara Murray noted that although the FBI has declared that the decades-old sexual assault allegation is not a federal crime and can’t be investigated as such, the bureau could still go back and interview people about the accusation to add to its background check on the nominee.

“It’s quite common to reopen a background check,” Psaki said in agreement.

“It is something that was done when I was in a Democratic White House when it was requested by Republicans,” she added.

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Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: CNN guest

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On CNN's "New Day Weekend," author and commentator Garrett Graff noted that President Donald Trump's attempt to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden came right after former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in 2016 ended — and suggested the two were related.

"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"

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CNN analyst has a question for Dems: ‘How low will Trump have to go for you to impeach him?’

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Following a day of bombshell reports on the rapidly-growing scandal involving President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a CNN analyst wondered what it will take for House Democrats to impeach the commander-in-chief.

Earlier on Friday, in an interview with NPR, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was still not in favor of impeaching Trump.

CNN analyst and New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali wondered what -- if anything -- could result in Speaker Pelosi backing impeachment.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta busts Trump’s whistleblower lies: ‘Just not answering questions in a straightforward fashion’

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CNN's Jim Acosta busted several falsehoods in President Donald Trump's remarks from the Oval Office about a whistleblower complaint filed against him by an intelligence official.

The president answered questions about the complaint, which appears to center on a phone call he made to the Ukrainian president, during a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison.

"He did not really answer the question whether or not he spoke with the Ukranian prime minister about former Vice President Joe Biden, at one point saying it doesn't matter what he discussed," Acosta said. "But there are plenty of contradictions here that the president offered up to reporters when he was sitting down in the Oval Office, at one point describing the whistleblower has being partisan and part of a hack job, but at the same time saying he doesn't know who the whistleblower is."

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