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Watch CNN's Chris Cuomo spend 5 minutes trying to get Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer 1 question

Chris Cuomo started his CNN show Wednesday night by dropping a truth bomb. "Gotta say it," he said. "The relationship between the press and the White House sucks. Sorry, but that is the truth."

Moments later, Cuomo introduced his first guest — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. After rolling footage of her declaring that she has more credibility than the press, Cuomo dove right in, bringing up the Trump Tower meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with Russians in the summer of 2016. Sanders had told the press that President Trump did not dictate a statement Trump Jr. later released about the meeting, but a letter sent to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in January by two Trump attorneys said he did.

Cuomo asked about her statement that contradicted the letter, and Sanders responded, "This is a legal matter and the appropriate individuals to answer questions on a legal matter are the outside counsel, and I would direct you to them." Cuomo queried why what she said would be a legal matter, and Sanders repeated that "this is in a legal process, and I would refer you to the appropriate venue to answer questions on a legal back and forth, and that is the president's outside counsel." He kept on pressing, and she kept on repeating the same response, until finally viewers had to check to make sure they hadn't accidentally hit the rewind button on their remote. Watch the video below, and try not to get déjà vu. Catherine Garcia