Anderson Cooper Grills White House Spox: ‘I Feel Bad That You’re Scared to Say That Your Boss Lied’

CNN host Anderson Cooper grilled White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley for refusing to acknowledge lies and falsehoods coming from his boss, President Donald Trump.

The White House spox was discussing the Mueller report when Cooper mentioned the president “tried to get Rod Rosenstein to lie,” about the origins of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

In between a back-and-forth tiff with Gidley, Cooper tried to extract the truth from the deputy press secretary blasting the notion the president was completely honest:

“I’m just surprised because this is the first time we’ve learned about it, that the president of the United States actually asked Rod Rosenstein to hold a press conference and lie and the White House press office also was pushing that and Reince Priebus was screaming at some flack over the Department of Justice to get Rod Rosenstein out in front of a camera so the guy could lie. I mean, that’s normal behavior?”

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As Gidley continued to beat around the bush on Cooper’s questions about the president’s deception, the host pled for an “actual honest answer.”

“Did the president lie? Did the president lie? Did the president lie?” Cooper repeatedly asked until Gidley would address the question.

“No, I’m not aware of him lying,” the spox staunchly claimed. “He hasn’t lied to me.”

“You’re not aware of the president of the United States lying?” Cooper quickly rebutted. “If I had a boss who lied as routinely, I would have the guts to say he lied.”

“I feel bad that you’re scared to say that your boss lied,” he added. “I would not work in that situation.”

Gidley also defended White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her statements on Comey’s firing that were “not founded on anything,” arguing that she is allowed to have a “slip of the tongue.”

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James
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Cooper should be looking into #44’s habitual lying during all of his eight years in the WH. Trump is not the only man who MAY have lied while POTUS.

banstan
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C’mon James. Only Republican presidents lie. obummer NEVER lied. Clinton never lied. . . wait, what?

Phyllis Softa
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LOL…if Obama told as many lies & had as many scandals as Trump, R’s would not have wasted their time on birth certificate conspiracies, 4 years of investigating Benghazi, calling the economic numbers’ phony, and denigrating teleprompters, Harvard educations, healthy diets, denuclearizing Iran. and of course the tan suit.

Phyllis Softa
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James, “MAY” have lied?? WHY do you need to deflect from Trump’s proven to be flat out lies? Obama is gone. WHY do you still deal in conspiracies of his religion or birth certificate? Trump lies: No one from Trump campaign met with any Russians. No business deals in Russia. Didn’t know of NDA’s or payments. Eager to testify. Attempts to fire Mueller were fake news. Trump Tower meeting was about adoptions. Did not attempt to end investigation. Completely exonerated by Mueller.

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