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‘Why isn’t Trump attacking David Pecker?’ CNN reporter says Trump’s silence reveals how much he has to fear

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CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said Friday that it was revealing that President Donald Trump hasn’t attacked National Enquirer publisher David Pecker after news broke that the president’s longtime friend and ally was cooperating with prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, which is investigating Trump’s payoffs to his various mistresses.

“Michael Cohen knows a lot, but he’s not the only one who knows a lot,” said Zeleny, adding that the New York investigation was a much greater threat to the president than the Mueller probe. “I think who the president is not talking about this week is also interesting: David Pecker.”

As reported elsewhere, AMI admitted to prosecutors that it worked hand in glove with the Trump campaign to kill or bury stories about the president’s numerous affairs and other dealings, with the goal of influencing the election.

Pecker “is not that much of a household name, but a very close friend to the president,” Zeleny said. “His cooperation with the government is fascinating, and why hasn’t the president said anything about him so far?”

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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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