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CNN’s Toobin shoots down Trump defender’s claim there’s nothing wrong with paying off mistresses to get elected

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday shut down Trump defender Ken Cuccinelli’s argument that President Donald Trump did nothing wrong when he allegedly ordered the illegal payment of hush money to at least two mistresses during the 2016 presidential campaign.

When discussing Trump being implicated in a felony campaign finance violation, Cuccinelli said that there was no difference between this case and the case of former Sen. John Edwards, who also paid off a former mistress in exchange for her silence about their affair.

Toobin, however, shot down this argument quickly by pointing out that Edwards was, in fact, prosecuted for allegedly breaking the law.

“The Edwards example, as you point out, was prosecuted [and] was a much, much weaker case,” Toobin said. “Here you have transactions on the eve of the election to cover up extremely politically damaging material because the election is happening.”

Toobin then pointed out that Trump’s affairs with adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal occurred years before Trump ran for president — which means that he would have tried to buy their silence sooner if he were really concerned about them hurting his family.

“Of all times to make these expenditures, it’s right on the eve of the election,” Toobin said. “This was an embarrassing, politically toxic subject for him, he wanted to cover it up, so he paid the money to cover it up to help him win the 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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