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‘It’s getting worse’: Here’s how Trump’s corruption is accelerating at a ‘stunning’ rate

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CNN host Brooke Baldwin and special correspondent Jamie Gangel were both left utterly shocked by the latest developments swirling around the Trump White House.

After watching White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s stunning press conference in which he revealed that next year’s G7 meeting would be held at one of Trump’s own golf courses and admitted that the administration had a quid-pro-quo arrangement with Ukraine, Baldwin found herself amazed at the brazenness of the administration’s behavior.

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“This isn’t normal,” she said. “It’s almost like the White House is trying to normalize really bad behavior.”

Gangel agreed and said that the president’s outrageous behavior only seems to be escalating.

“Every week we say it’s getting worse, every day,” she said. “I mean, this week has been crazy, but I think today is, it’s not just that it’s not normal. It is stunning.”

Gangel also say that she had been texting with a Republican source who had watched Mulvaney’s press conference and deemed it a “total disaster.”

“When you talk to senior Republican leaders, they are really concerned,” she said. “They see something like this, they see the meeting yesterday, they’re watching that Gallup poll going up for people favoring impeachment and removal from office, and politically this is a disaster for them.”

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Sondland’s life ‘is on the block’ — and he could ‘give up the president’ to save himself: Watergate’s John Dean

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "New Day," former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean suggested that the most precarious and most consequential witness in this week's impeachment hearings will be EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland — because he is facing accusations of lying to Congress and has the most at stake.

"I submit, we will see the one who saw Roger Stone get convicted on seven counts of lying and witness tampering on Friday and the one who will testify under penalty of perjury in public on Wednesday," said anchor John Berman. "How much do you think that does and should weigh on him?"

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No way Pence didn’t know what Trump was up to in Ukraine after aide’s revelations: CNN panel

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A CNN panel discussion on testimony given by a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said her revelations about what she knew about President Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings can only mean Pence knew and is lying.

Speaking with New Day hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, contributor Kaitlan Collins stated Jennifer Williams' description of Trump's Ukraine phone call was expected to set Trump off, which it did when the president raged at her on Sunday as a "Never Trumper."

"We kind of saw this coming, that they anticipated the president could be frustrated by her testimony," Collins explained. "Because in the weeks before, when she was going to testify behind closed doors, we saw them distancing themselves from her. Yes, she works in our office, but she's the State Department employee detailed to our office."

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This is the energy executive who first exposed Trump’s Ukraine scandal: report

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CNN host Chris Cuomo did a special investigative report by Drew Griffin looking at the money trail from Russia to President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.

"You probably don’t know Dale Perry, but history may record this energy executive as one of the first who sounded the alarm about what would become President Trump’s impeachment inquiry," said Griffin. "In April, Perry’s former business partner Andrew Favorov, now a director at Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz, says two shady characters had approached him, with a secret management plan to take over the management from the inside. Those two shady characters Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are two low-level, Soviet-born businessmen from south Florida. And they were trying to clear the way for their own gas business."

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