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Sarah Sanders backed into a corner by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota in combative TV appearance

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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.

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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.

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“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.

Watch the video below.

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Rudy Giuliani goes completely off the rails in bellowing interview with CNN’s Cuomo

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On Thursday night, following reports that the whistleblower in the intelligence community was complaining about a call President Donald Trump made to the Ukraine, CNN's Chris Cuomo hosted Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who recently tried to recruit Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. And things went off the rails quickly.

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"You don't even know what he did," said Cuomo.

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Jeffrey Toobin destroys GOP lobbyist for claiming whistleblower is waging a ‘political fight’ against Trump

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Anderson Cooper recounts devastating list of times Trump was ‘dumb enough’ to reveal secrets to foreign officials

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Cooper slammed President Donald Trump with a list of occasions on which the president shared sensitive intelligence information with foreign officials, in light of the growing whistleblower scandal centering partly on a phone call he had with a foreign leader.

"As for the president, he tweeted this: 'Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem! Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially 'heavily populated' call,'" said Cooper. "Whether the president is in his own words, 'dumb enough,' that's unclear. But his larger denial would certainly be easier to swallow if it weren't for some of what we know he has done when he's not surrounded by witnesses."

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