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Trump is questioning whether Secretary Alex Acosta did well enough in his press conference: CNN

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President Donald Trump hasn’t said a word about Labor Secretary Alex Acosta since the press conference about Jeffrey Epstein.

Acosta has been under scrutiny for a “sweetheart” plea deal that allowed Epstein to spend just a few hours a day in prison for 13 months.

Acosta’s only goal was to show the president that he was strong enough to fight back against his accusers. While Acosta didn’t apologize or admit to doing anything wrong, Trump wasn’t pleased with the press conference.

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“Now we are being told that while initially, he was pretty favorable with how [Acosta] performed and how he defended himself, he has since become skeptical and is now quizzing people about whether they think his answers were sufficient to essentially make this controversy go away,” said CNN’s Katlin Collins.

The president isn’t necessarily concerned about the plea deal itself but how the story is playing in the media and if it would follow his administration.

“Now that is raising some concerns,” Collins continued. “Since [then] he’s been quizzing people about how Alex Acosta did, about how long Alex Acosta could potentially last in this administration.”

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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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