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GOP congressman rips the liars in the White House

Rudy Giuliani spilled all the beans on Wednesday night's Hannity, and Republican Rep. Charles Dent (Penn.) wasn't surprised by any of it.

Giuliani, who recently joined President Trump's legal team, detailed how Trump repaid his attorney Michael Cohen for a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. There was even a payment plan for the $130,000 check, Giuliani said.

Dent said he believes Giuliani, and declared that "it's clear that somebody wasn't telling the truth — either [White House Press Secretary] Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or the president." Sanders has repeatedly stated that Cohen made the payment of his own accord and that Trump has denied knowledge of the arrangement, and Trump himself said on Air Force One last month that he knew nothing about it.

"How does Sarah Huckabee Sanders go to work every day if she was sent out there to mislead the American people?" Dent questioned on CNN.

But Dent assumes deception isn't Sanders' goal, and she probably "said what she was told to say." After all, he didn't believe the White House statement from the start.

"I don't think there was anybody on the planet who thought that Michael Cohen, out of the goodness of his heart, wrote a $130,000 check to Stormy Daniels without seeking any reimbursement," Dent continued. "Who would do that?" Watch below. Kathryn Krawczyk