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In between the two impeachment hearings on Tuesday, the CNN panelists almost universally (with the exception of Scott Jennings) tore into Republicans as offering “ineffective,” “offensive,” and “unconvincing” arguments amounting to a “cherry picking...side show” that dared to criticize Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.
And, to further beclown itself as network, CNN briefly turned into a group therapy session for former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former White House counsel John Dean (both CNN contributors).
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CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin led off by fretting that “[w]hen you strip away everything, what we have learned over the past month is one thing, which is for the first time in American history, an American President has used taxpayer dollars to persuade, bribe, extort another president for information that will help him get reelected.”
In other words, Toobin was parroting the left’s talking points, an evolution we wrote about a few hours earlier.
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Chief political correspondent Dana Bash boasted that instead of questioning process or what transpired via Ukrainian policy, Republicans have “question[ed] the credibility of the witness, question the story, raise conspiracy theories that have been debunked by the intelligence community.”
The Lead host Jake Tapper then raised what would become a monumental gripe by CNN, which was that the White House Twitter account would dare to tweet its side of the story (click “expand”):
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JAKE TAPPER: But the White House official account did tweet something, if we could put that tweet up. It’s the White House official account, paid by your tax dollars, if you’re an American watching right now saying: “Tim Morrison, Alex Vindman's former boss, testified in his deposition that he concerns about Vindman's judgement. Now, that is factually accurate. Tim Morrison, who is no longer on the National Security Council, did say that he had concerns about whether or not Vindman had...
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