CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Thursday had several combative exchanges with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an interview that covered a wide range of topics ranging from potential impeachment hearings to the president’s stalled infrastructure plan.
During the interview, Sanders echoed President Donald Trump’s talking points about Democrats not bothering to pass legislation and instead only working to investigate the White House.
Camerota, however, stopped her in her tracks and pointed out that Congress has been passing bills.
“From January 3rd to the present, which is not that long, the House has passed 248 bills, the Senate has passed 161, a total of 379,” she said. “That’s not nothing!”
Sanders tried to laugh off the hundreds of bills that Congress has passed this year and she said that they weren’t “significant pieces of legislation that… are going to change the course of the country.”
Camerota also fact checked Sanders for her claim that House Democrats have made it impossible to work on an infrastructure package.
“It’s the president who is saying that he can’t do infrastructure while he’s being investigated,” she pointed out. “He is the one who walked out of the meeting.”
Sanders responded by rehashing her previous talking point and claimed that Democrats “are incapable of doing anything other than investigating this president,” even though they have passed hundreds of bills this year that have nothing to do with their investigations.
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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"
Trump campaign frantically announces new ‘polls’ to counter data that shows him losing — but there’s one problem
Frantically trying to contain the embarrassment after President Donald Trump fired his own internal pollsters for showing him trailing Democrats in key states he previously carried, the Trump campaign is now trying to claim that the bad polls are relying on old numbers and they have newer data that is much more favorable to the president.
But as CNN's Abby Phillip explained on Tuesday evening to anchor John Berman, there's a major problem with the new numbers — they aren't actually matching Trump up with Democrats.
"Despite what the president said publicly about this polling being fake, your sources tell a different story," said Berman.
‘They don’t trust him’: Ex-CIA operative says intel officials’ efforts to conceal information from Trump is ‘stunning’
On Monday, former CIA officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett that he had never heard of a situation before like the new reports that intelligence officials concealed information from President Donald Trump about efforts to plant malware in the Russian power grid.
"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"
"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."