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‘Talk first and figure out the facts later’: CNN analysts laugh at Giuliani’s disastrous day of interviews

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President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is mudding things up for the president after he made contradicting statements about Trump’s relationship with Russia. On Monday CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Sara Murray laughed at how “confusing” Giuliani has been.

“Rudy Giuliani today is making things more confusing. It started in a series of interviews that Trump discussed the Trump tower Moscow project all the way up to election day which is much longer than previously known,” he said. “What is the bottom line from Giuliani’s standpoint?”

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“The bottom line is he seems to talk first and figure out the facts later,” Murray responded. “It doesn’t clarify when the conversations about Moscow actually ended.”

Murray then noted that Giuliani is muddying up Trump’s week which could have been a positive news cycle. This is in part because Special Counsel Robert Mueller denied parts of a Buzzfeed article that suggested the president directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. This was seen as a slight win for Trump who often cries “fake news.”

However, with his lawyer’s confusing interviews it is still unclear where Trump’s relationship with Russia stands.

“So theoretically this should have been a good news cycle for the president and his legal team,” she said.

Watch below via CNN.

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Another government watchdog resigns — months after Trump fired the old one: report

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"Stephen Akard’s departure, which will be effective Friday, was announced to staff by his deputy, Diana R. Shaw, who told colleagues she would temporarily become the acting inspector general in his stead," reported John Hudson.

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Trump has now predicted COVID will ‘go away’ in each of the last seven months

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As Democratic political operative Daniel Wessel notes on Twitter, this is not the first time the president has made bold declarations about the virus disappearing.

Back in February, Trump said the virus "miraculously goes away," then said in March that "it'll go away," and then in April declared that "it's going away."

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