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Trump’s allies are willing to be held in contempt to keep the president’s taxes secret until after the election: Former Mueller aide

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On CNN Saturday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s former DOJ Special Assistant Michael Zeldin cut to the heart of why President Donald Trump and his GOP allies seem unconcerned by the threat of contempt of Congress as they block House attempts to obtain the president’s tax returns.

“It seems to me that they’ve made a decision that across the board … that all of these subpoenas for congressional oversight that they’re entitled to, they are going to stonewall,” said Zeldin. “That seems to be a strategy they have adopted. They seem to be willing to take the contempt citation.”

“They understand fully well that if there is litigation around contempt, it could be months and months and even years, and that advantages them,” Zeldin explained. “I think they believe the information is being sought will be damaging to their political and legal interests, and they have made a decision, if that’s the case, rather than give it up, we’ll stonewall and delay and hope the 2020 election comes and goes before anyone sees the documents.”

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Trump just gave Don McGahn a reason to testify to Congress — ‘’and it won’t be good for the president’: CNN analyst

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn -- accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good -- a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.

Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.

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Sarah Sanders’ replacement ‘won’t last one day’ if they won’t lie for Trump like she did: CNN host

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During a panel discussion on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' plan to depart her job working for President Donald Trump, CNN host Kate Bolduan scoffed at the idea that the president will employ anyone who doesn't lie like he does.

Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, Bolduan asked about Sanders contentious tenure and her abrasive nature with the press.

"Essentially the post hasn't been filled in the traditional sense for a long time," Stelter explained. "95 days without a traditional briefing. Clearly, he's going to appoint somebody. The white house communications director role hasn't been filled in the way it traditionally is."

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Ex-White House aide snaps at CNN’s Camerota after she calls out Sarah Sander’s lies

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In a frequently contentious interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci snapped at the CNN host when she pointed out exiting White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' history of lying and attacking the press.

Asked about the timing of Sanders' departure, Scaramucci said the spokesperson had done her time -- one year serving on then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and two years in the White House.

"She did a great job," Scaramucci attempted. "I know people have mixed views of her in places like this but I love her and think she did a great job and she is as an honest broker."

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