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Watch: CNN's Alisyn Camerota and John Sununu erupt at one another over James Comey hearing
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Watch: CNN's Alisyn Camerota and John Sununu erupt at one another over James Comey hearing

CNN "New Day" anchor Alisyn Camerota went head to head again with former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, revisiting their blowout from two weeks ago over Russian interference.

During their Monday face-off, Camerota and Sununu tackled former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

About Comey's testimony, Camerota asked Sununu what he thought of President Donald Trump's request that Comey "back off" the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and paraphrased Comey's testimony.

"How do you make sense of what came out in the James Comey testimony," Camerota asked, "that the president asked his AG to leave the room, asked his son-in-law to leave the room, asked his chief of staff to leave the room so that he could say to the head of the FBI, 'I sure wish that you could back off this investigation.'"

“No, he didn’t say 'wish,'” Sununu interrupted. “He said 'hope.' ... He said, 'I hope that this Flynn thing will go away. He said ‘I hope this Flynn thing will go away.'”

Camerota fired back incredulously and said, “What’s the difference?”

Sununu answered, "The difference is that you have put a different spin on it."

"If Comey felt uncomfortable," Sununu said of the former FBI director's meeting with the president, "he had an obligation to tell the president in that one-on-one. He failed."

He added, "This idea that somehow that sentence implies pressure is ridiculous. The only pressure that could have been implied there is because Comey didn't have the backbone if he felt there was pressure, to tell the president that that's not right."

Camerota insisted that the president asked Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn, and Sununu became further agitated.

"He didn't ask!" Sununu cried. "You see, that's the problem. You keep spinning it to an 'ask' instead of an expression of an aspirational expression."

The two began arguing semantics back and forth for the remainder of the seven-minute segment.

See the exchange in the video below.

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