CNN’s Brianna Keilar opened her show on Monday by mocking President Donald Trump’s latest excuse for refusing to release his tax returns -Congress isn’t “smart enough” to understand them- noting that ten members of Congress are in fact trained in tax analysis.
“It’s tax day and the White House has come up with a new reason to refuse to release the president’s tax returns,” Keilar said, ticking off the shifting reasons.
“The president has repeatedly blamed being under audit, even though there’s no proof that he is, even though an audit wouldn’t prevent him from releasing those tax returns,” she said.
“Then he and his acting chief of staff said the public doesn’t care to see the returns anyway,” Keilar continued. “Now press secretary Sarah Sanders says members of Congress, both Democratic and Republican, just aren’t smart enough to understand them.” She cut to a clip of a red-faced Sanders shouting at the top of her lungs her opinion of Congress’s combined intelligence.
“Here is where I should probably point out this,” said Keilar with a mischievous smirk. “Ten members of Congress are accountants, three Democrats, seven Republicans and two of those accountants/lawmakers sit on the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax writing committee, which is asking for the president’s tax returns.”
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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’
Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance
Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.
Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.
"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.
"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.
"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"
‘Why not cooperate?’ CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hammers Pence’s chief of staff over impeachment stonewalling
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," anchor Wolf Blitzer challenged Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short to justify the administration's stonewalling of the impeachment inquiry.
"Wolf, the reality is that the last three years, they've been trying to overturn the will of the American people. They're trying to take away the votes of the American people," said Short. "This whole impeachment has been a sham. What they've tried to prove there is no proof of ... I think it sets a dangerous precedent."
"Here's what I don't understand," said Blitzer. "If the president has nothing to hide, it was a perfect phone call with the president of Ukraine, why not cooperate, provide the documents, why not let individuals go before the committees and testify?"
‘Help me’: CNN’s John King begs guests to say something after bonkers Giuliani interview leaves him speechless
CNN host John King on Thursday found himself at a loss for words while watching the latest escapade of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who is in Ukraine this week to apparently resume his quest to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
During a segment about Giuliani's latest Ukraine caper, King played an interview clip with former Fox News host Eric Bolling in which Giuliani refused to say what he was doing in the country.
"I'm not here -- I don't have to defend myself!" Giuliani said, when asked about his reasons for traveling to Kiev. "I didn't do anything wrong. I didn't do a darn thing wrong!"