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Nixon lawyer warns of Trump’s ‘effective tactic’ that is helping him ‘get away’ with obstruction

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Former White House Counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, explained that it doesn’t matter what the House of Representatives thinks about President Donald Trump’s possible crimes because it would be the Republicans in the U.S. Senate that would conduct an investigation. So, large Democratic funders like Tom Steyer demanding Congress act, aren’t helping move any action forward.

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CNN host Ana Cabrara explained that Amash is just one of hundreds of Republicans to stand up for impeachment.

“There is certainly enough votes in the House, but there are not enough votes in the Senate,” Dean said. “And of course the Senate would try any articles of impeachment sent by the House. So, I think it’s a non-starter as far as removal or a guilty and removal judgment at this point. But Ana, typically these things take a process that is really not even gotten off the ground in the House yet.”

He noted that Trump’s “stonewalling” is actually helping him.

“The public is learning nothing,” Dean said. “It’s a pretty effective tactic if he gets away with it. But I think that — we’ll see if he gets away with it. They can start calling witnesses who will come up and start testifying about it because they’ve got to educate the public. And today very few Americans have read the Mueller report, even know what its contents are. So it’s early in the process, also.”

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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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