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Former White House counsel: ‘Congress, if you’re listening — subpoena Rudy Giuliani’

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Former Clinton White House Counsel Jack Quinn on Wednesday called on Congress to force Rudy Giuliani to testify about a series of contradictions and false statement he has made while representing President Donald Trump.

“Rudy is a master at sowing confusion, distraction and denial,” Quinn told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “He has even mastered the art of denying things he said literally on the record in quotes.”

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“I do have a suggestion,” the former White House counsel continued. “Congress, if you’re listening subpoena Rudy Giuliani to one of these committee hearings.”

Quinn said that it is “really important that Rudy have the opportunity to testify under oath about all of the bizarre contradictions he has put in the water around this investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.”

According to Quinn, Giuliani “hasn’t acted as a lawyer” for Trump so he cannot use attorney-client privilege as a shield.

“And moreover, on so many occasions he has in ways that simply waive attorney-client privilege,” he added. “It would really advance the ball here if we could get Rudy under oath and try to pin down what he believes to be the truth about some of these things about which he is so in confusion.”

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Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: Wired reporter Garrett Graff

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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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