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Chris Christie is ‘saddened’ by Bridgegate convictions and won’t campaign for Trump in NH

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was scheduled to campaign for Republican nominee Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday. But he might not be able to cross that bridge anymore after two of his former aides were found guilty in the Bridgegate trial on Friday.

The former deputy executive director of Port Authority, Bill Baroni, and Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff were both convicted on Friday for illegally closing lanes of the George Washington Bridge in 2013.

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Due to the convictions, Christie will be sitting out from his campaign duties on Saturday, which Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed to CNN’s Erin Burnett.

Burnett asked Miller if Christie would still be co-chairing the Trump transition team, to which Miller responded that it’s up to Christie.

Miller then spiraled into pointing the finger at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He noted how Christie isn’t the one at the center of an FBI investigation, “That’d be more Secretary Clinton.”

Christie continues to distance himself from having any involvement in the Bridgegate scandal. He said in a statement that was released after news of the convictions that he was “saddened” by it.

“As a former federal prosecutor, I have respected these proceedings and refused to comment on the daily testimony from the trial,” Christie said. “I will set the record straight in the coming days regarding the lies that were told by the media and in the courtroom.”

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Trump’s is appealing to an electorate that is ‘dissolving before his eyes’: columnist

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Writing in The Atlantic this Thursday, Ronald Brownstein says that Donald Trump is running for reelection for an America that "no longer exists."

"Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon’s most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver 'law and order' for the 'silent majority,'" Brownstein writes. "But in almost every meaningful way, America today is a radically different country than it was when Nixon rode those arguments to win the presidency in 1968 amid widespread anti-war protests, massive civil unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white flight from major cities, and rising crime rates. Trump’s attempt to emulate that strategy may only prove how much the country has changed since it succeeded."

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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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