CNN host shuts down GOP consultant changing subject from Trump indictment to Hunter Biden
"CNN This Morning" co-host Phil Mattingly pulled a prominent Republican Party campaign consultant up short on Friday morning after he tried to make a discussion about Donald Trump's 7-count indictment by a Florida grand jury on Thursday night about President Joe Biden's son Hunter.
Appearing with fellow GOP adviser David Urban, Jennings immediately claimed the Trump federal indictment -- that reportedly includes conspiracy, obstruction and Espionage Act violations -- is bad news for the younger Biden before bringing up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"If I were Hunter Biden I would be very nervous," Jennings laughed. "The Republican answer to these overnight has been how is it that Donald Trump's the only person that gets -- first of all you have Hunter Biden running around doing stuff, you got Joe Biden documents in the garage, Hillary Clinton bleaching servers. You know, the one guy who is under federal investigation -- I was postulating outside. What if they did indict him today? Would take that off the table?"
"To be clear, all of those things either have been had been investigated or still part are being investigated," Mattingly interjected.
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"That what I'm saying, it's happening right now," Jennings soldiered on. "But the Republican mindset is if you're a Republican or if you're Donald Trump you get held to one standard then if you are the other people. That is the mindset."
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