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CNN hosts crack up over ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ parody mocking Trump and Giuliani

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CNN’s John Berman mocked President Donald Trump with a parody of the holiday poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”

The “New Day” anchor opened Monday’s episode with a roundup of the weekend’s news set to the meter of the iconic Christmas poem written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore.

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“‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, everything was under investigation, including the mouse,” Berman said. “Mouse was all I could think of to rhyme with house. His White House, his campaign, his presidential transition, and inauguration and charity and, yes, his personal life.”

“What is the president doing about all this?” he continued. “As zero lawyers would advise, he’s rage tweeting. He calls his former attorney, Michael Cohen, a rat. Despite the fact that FBI agents obtained a search warrant from a federal judge showing probable cause to look into his office, the president is inventing the notion that they broke in. That is made up.”

“The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spent the weekend in an aggressive campaign to move the goalposts on the president’s accountability,” Berman added. “He’s saying collusion is not a crime and that it’s possible the president was involved in discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow much, much deeper into the campaign than anyone knew.”

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‘Not true at all’: CNN’s fact-checker says even the professor Trump cited on Google election fraud says president is lying

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," fact-checker Daniel Dale told host Chris Cuomo that not only is President Donald Trump's claim that Google threw over 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton a lie, the professor he's citing, Robert Epstein, has repudiated Trump's interpretation of it.

"It's not true at all," said Dale. "I spoke to the author of this study ... There are various questions about the quality of the study, but even the study's author says that the president didn't describe the study correctly. What the study's author says is he has no evidence that anything was manipulated, search results or votes themselves. What he says, and this is disputed, is that Google's search results showed bias during the 2016 election."

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper demolishes Trump’s Google/Clinton conspiracy theory: He’s on ‘one of his favorite hobby horses’

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On Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper walked viewers through President Donald Trump's latest theory about Google committing voter fraud on behalf of Democrats.

"I want to play you this clip from yesterday, because of how well it shows where his head still seems to be nearly three years after election night," said Cooper. "It was in response to a question about banning high-capacity magazines. First, he quickly changed the subject to mental health, and then, well, take a look."

"The concept of mental institution has to be looked at," said Trump in the clip. "Unrelated to that, I believe that the concept also of voter identification has to be looked at because you can't have great security for the voter. People that vote, you can't have that national security unless you can have voter identification. It's something people have to look at very strongly."

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Anthony Scaramucci bashes Trump’s ‘word salad’ and ‘entire GOP’ attacking him on Twitter at president’s direction

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"What's he doing all day?" asked CNN's Anderson Cooper to former senior adviser Anthony Scaramucci in an interview Monday.

President Donald Trump spent another day attacking the former White House communications director and "the Mooch" said that he's now got "the entire GOP" coming after him on Twitter when they have more important things to do.

"If you look at the style of points, the manifestations of his tweets today, which are constantly in delirium, scaring people and one of the talking points I hear from Republicans, 'Well, it's the economy and we could be going up against a socialist so I'll hold my nose and do this,' but if he's really fully weakened the economy, I think those people will change their minds quickly," Scaramucci predicted.

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