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‘They’re going down with the ship’: CNN’s Toobin explains why the GOP is stuck with Trump until the bitter end

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday shot down any speculation that Republican lawmakers would soon turn on President Donald Trump if special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe unearthed damning information about Trump’s ties to Russia.

After watching a video clip of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) shrugging off former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen implicating the president in a felony, Toobin said that there was simply no way the GOP would decide en masse to throw Trump overboard, even if it meant doing massive political damage to their own party.

Toobin also dismissed the notion that the GOP was just waiting to get all the facts from the Mueller probe before deciding how to proceed in handling the president.

“The Republican Party, as John Boehner said not long ago, is the Trump party today, and they are going down with the ship if the ship is going down,” he said.

And even if Republicans wanted to dump Trump, Toobin argued, they would not do so for fear of alienating his most hardcore supporters.

“If you look at Donald Trump’s popularity within the Republican Party, within the voters, it’s still very high,” he said. “And the Republican politicians are following along.”

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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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