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Rick Santorum rips into Corey Lewandowski’s ‘flippant’ admission that he’s happy to lie to the media

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During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski — who was hoping to leverage his appearance trashing Democrats and the Russia investigation for a Senate run in New Hampshire — was forced to admit that he constantly lies on air.

On CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” even former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a staunch defender of the president, was aghast at this.

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“Senator, isn’t it kind of a weird way to run for Senate by admitting that you’re happy to lie to the American people?” asked Cooper. “I know he was phrasing it as lying to the media, lying to reporters, but, you know, it’s not as if — the end result is you’re lying to the American people. You are giving people false information. And you’re fine with that? You have no moral problem with that?”

“Yeah, I think that was a little flippant on his part,” said Santorum. “I certainly wouldn’t have made that comment. I don’t think — particularly, if you’re running for office, it’s not a good thing for him to say.”

“I think he was taking the Trump approach, which is, it’s different to — you notice he pointed out the reporters’ name, he didn’t talk about lying to the public, he basically said, you know, I didn’t tell the truth to this guy who doesn’t have a right to hear the truth from me, basically. And I don’t think that’s a good line for him, and I would hope that he would, you know, go out and say, ‘I’m going to tell the truth to the people of New Hampshire all the time.'”

“But … that doesn’t seem to be his philosophy?” said Cooper. “He thinks — I mean, he thinks everybody’s a sucker, that they can be lied to, it seems like.”

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Biden finally unloads on Trump for smearing his son: ‘Release your tax returns or shut up’

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump for an ongoing attack on his son Hunter.

At a press conference in Ohio, Biden was asked if he had done enough to stop his son from taking a retainer from a company in Ukraine.

But the former vice president insisted that "corruption" in Trump's government should be the immediate focus.

"He is running the most corrupt government in the history of the United States of America," Biden charged. "He is running the most corrupt government in the history of the United States of America."

Biden then turned to the camera as if he were speaking directly to Trump.

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‘Madman behavior’: CNN panel aghast at Trump’s latest insane statements on Turkey and the Kurds

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday waved off criticisms of his abrupt withdrawal from Syria by saying that the Kurds are "no angels" and that they were being "protected" now by a Syrian government that has allegedly used chemical weapons against its own citizens.

The president also said that the fighting going on right now between the Kurds and the Turkish military was not America's problem, despite the fact that he dispatched both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Ankara with the goal of negotiating a ceasefire.

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Here’s the connection between Trump’s Ukraine scandal and convict Paul Manafort’s multitude of crimes: CNN’s Avlon

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CNN's John Avlon on Wednesday explained how the current Ukraine scandal engulfing the Trump White House actually started last decade, when former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort started working as a lobbyist in the former Soviet republic.

Looking at all the information we know about Trump's efforts to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, Avlon summed up how many events over the past several years have finally come to a head.

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