6 Craziest Moments From Giuliani’s Marathon CNN Battle With Chris Cuomo

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump‘s new lawyer who has taken the fight against special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe to cable news, faced perhaps his most trying interview yet early Friday morning. The former New York City Mayor slugged it out with morning television’s most confrontational anchor, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, in a marathon session during which the duo sparred over every aspect of the Russia investigation — from its humble beginnings as an FBI inquiry through to the special counsel’s full-fledged probe. Giuliani made some news, admitting that neither he nor President Donald Trump actually knew whether the FBI had a “spy” embedded in the Trump campaign, and said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should shut down the Mueller probe. He also made sure to take gratuitous shots at CNN and Cuomo, in a wink to the boss. But this is Rudy Giuliani we’re talking about. Continue reading "6 Craziest Moments From Giuliani’s Marathon CNN Battle With Chris Cuomo"

CNN’s New Day Asks GOP Sen Kennedy the Big Question: Does Viral Audio Clip Say Laurel or Yanny?

By now, surely you’ve heard the audio clip which has spread across social media over the past 24 hours. (If you’ve somehow missed it, you can get up to speed here.) In an manner unseen since the infamous “What color is the dress?” debate, the internet has been split over whether the voice in the clip says “Laurel” or “Yanny.” CNN’s New Day never shies away from the tough topic. And they never hesitate to put their guests on the spot — particularly if that guest is a person in power. And so anchors Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota were determined, on Wednesday morning, to get an answer out of Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) Laurel or Yanny? “I hear Laurel,” the Republican Senator said. “Handsome, and intelligent,” Cuomo said, in agreement. Indeed, it was unanimous — as Camerota is also Team Laurel. “Can you believe that half Continue reading "CNN’s New Day Asks GOP Sen Kennedy the Big Question: Does Viral Audio Clip Say Laurel or Yanny?"

Pro-Trump CNN Guest Blasts McCain For Not Wishing Melania Trump Well: ‘The Bad Blood Goes Both Ways’

The saga of White House aide Kelly Sadler continues. Ever since Sadler made comments in a private meeting dismissing Sen. John McCain as “dying,” the news cycle has revolved around the White House’s bizarre inability to both apologize for the comments and stop leaks about the inside efforts to contain the fallout. Women Vote Trump co-chair Amy Kremer appeared on CNN’s New Day with political commentator Ana Navarro to discuss the White House’s latest comments on the controversy. Kremer questioned whether Sadler even made the comments she has apologized privately to Meghan McCain for, before criticizing the Arizona senator’s daughter for making “a big deal out of it to the public.” “I think the whole thing should be dropped, I don’t think that we should continue on with this,” Kremer said. The pro-Trump guest then brought up Monday reports about Melania Trump and former Democrat Senator Harry Reid‘s Continue reading "Pro-Trump CNN Guest Blasts McCain For Not Wishing Melania Trump Well: ‘The Bad Blood Goes Both Ways’"

Matt Schlapp Defends ‘Victim’ Kelly Sadler in Tense New Day Clash Over McCain Remarks

Monday on New Day, American Conservative Union chief Matt Schlapp went to bat for the person he believes to be a victim in the media frenzy over White House aide Kelly Sadler saying in a closed-door meeting that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) doesn’t matter because he’s “dying anyway.” And that person is Kelly Sadler. “Kelly is my friend,” said Schlapp — the husband of White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp. “And I feel bad she’s going through this. She showed character to immediately call to apologize. But she’s also a little bit of a victim here.” Schlapp’s reasoning? Sadler’s comment was made in private, and should never have gotten out. As such, the ACU chief believes the White House is right not to publicly address the remark. “For this White House to comment on statements that are made in confidential meetings, if they continue to Continue reading "Matt Schlapp Defends ‘Victim’ Kelly Sadler in Tense New Day Clash Over McCain Remarks"

Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Clash in Bitter Marathon Exchange: ‘I Don’t Try to Poison People’s Minds’

There is, perhaps, no pairing of interviewer and interviewee in all of television which generates as much tension, every time out, as Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway. The CNN anchor and the White House Counselor have battled a number of times during Donald Trump‘s presidency. All of the clashes have been fierce. Many have gone well past their alotted time. And so it was Monday, when Conway appeared on New Day to discuss the blockbuster James Comey interview with Cuomo. In an utterly surreal sparring match which spanned nearly 30 minutes and extended far beyond New Day‘s regular broadcast window, Cuomo and Conway battled over the former FBI Director. Conway took issue with the idea that Comey cost Hillary Clinton the election with his late-October public letter on the investigation into her emails. “Christopher,” Conway said — scolding Cuomo not unlike a schoolmarm, “she was never at 50 Continue reading "Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Clash in Bitter Marathon Exchange: ‘I Don’t Try to Poison People’s Minds’"

CNN’s Camerota Spars With Ronna McDaniel Over RNC’s Sex Scandals: What Does This Say About ‘Culture’?

In recent months, the Republican National Committee’s former Finance Chair Steve Wynn and top deputy Elliott Broidy, have both been involved in sexual misconduct scandals. Another top deputy, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, has been involved as a fixer of sorts in several scandals. This begs the question which was asked Monday on New Day by Alisyn Camerota., who first listed off the RNC’s growing collection of scandals. “What does this all say about the culture at the RNC?” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tried to downplay the scandals — after stumbling over her response — by minimizing Wynn and Broidy’s roles. “Elliot and Steve resigned,” McDaniel said. “Obviously, the charges were troubling. We have hundreds of fundraisers.” Camerota pursued her line of questioning, as the interview grew tense. “In this Me Too moment what does it say that your finance committee is embroiled in this?” Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Spars With Ronna McDaniel Over RNC’s Sex Scandals: What Does This Say About ‘Culture’?"

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Hits Trump For Tweeting Plans to Bomb Syria: ‘He Should Follow His Previous Advice’

Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin voiced concern over Donald Trump’s decision to tweet bombing threats against Russia’s ally Syria, as the lawmaker told CNN the president “should follow his previous advice” and not broadcast his attack plans. Trump, who went on a tweetstorm this morning against Russia and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after they were tied to a chemical weapon attack, upset Johnson by posting that US missilies “will be coming” to the region: While speaking to anchor Alisyn Camerota, Johnson voiced concern over verifying “exactly what happened” regarding the chemical weapon attack that was allegedly carried out Continue reading "GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Hits Trump For Tweeting Plans to Bomb Syria: ‘He Should Follow His Previous Advice’"