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CNN’s Tapper slaps down Trump’s ‘Presidential harassment’ whine: Democrats are just doing their jobs

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After Democrats took control of Congress, they wasted no time doing as promised: looking into potential misconduct and conflicts of interest in the Trump campaign and Trump White House.

The president is not happy with the added scrutiny, tweeting, “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! It should never be allowed to happen again!” Thursday.

On CNN’s The Lead, host Jake Tapper observed the irony of Trump’s new stance on harassment.

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“The president, who’s long been accused of harassing people on Twitter, is today objecting to what he calls Presidential harassment,” Tapper noted.

“President trump is calling it presidential harassment. Democrats are calling it their constitutional duty, telling the president this is his new reality,” Tapper observed. “House Democrats now armed with subpoena power, announcing more investigations into more of the president’s business,” he continued.

“This is just the beginning of this new era of congressional oversight.”

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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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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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WATCH: Trump’s long history of spilling America’s secrets to foreign leaders catalogued by CNN’s Avlon

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President Donald Trump this week claimed that would never be stupid enough to say something inappropriate to foreign officials when he knew that all of his calls were being monitored.

However, CNN's John Avlon on Friday went down the president's long history of making inappropriate comments to foreign leaders, including times when he spilled important intelligence secrets.

Avlon began by noting that Trump has repeatedly cast aspersions on the intelligence community, including when he infamously said that he didn't believe Russia tried to help him win the 2016 election despite multiple intelligence assessments showing just that.

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