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Ex-NY FBI head: Trump White House staffers ‘better damn well’ get attorneys

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President Donald Trump has moved to reduce tensions between supporters of his Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (C) and chief strategist Steve Bannon (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)

Known for his litigiousness, President Donald Trump has already threatened to sue organizations he disagrees with in court — but according to sources familiar with White House scandals, his staff might be the ones who need lawyers.

According to sources interviewed by POLITICO, staffers in the Trump White House may need their own counsel to protect against prosecution should legal scandal come to Pennsylvania Ave.

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Former FBI agent Lewis Schiliro, a bureau veteran who headed New York’s field office, told POLITICO that White House staffers involved in any potential wrongdoing are most at risk.

“If they have information that indicates contact with Russians or attempts to interfere they better damn well,” Schiliro told POLITICO. “That’s a pretty serious thing.”

NY state Rep. Sean Maloney (D), who served as staff secretary for former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings and former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer when his prostitution scandal broke open, said that staffers can be implicated in small, simple ways.

“We’re all human beings. If someone asks you questions for two or three hours it’s easy to make a mistake,” Maloney said, referring, most likely, to staffers interrogated about their superiors’ wrongdoing during government inquiries.

Robert Luskin, a D.C. attorney who represented Karl Rove, said there’s “obviously a risk” because Trump “doesn’t seem to be very sensitive about norms and about risks”.

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“I have to say compared to the Clinton years that this is a walk in a f*cking park,” Luskin said of the current climate regarding Trump’s friendly Republican Congress.


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LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."

Here are some of the videos of the scene:

A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4

— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020

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Here’s how Mitch McConnell could lose his leverage to replace Ginsburg after November

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According to a report in AZCentral, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to rush through a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could encounter an unexpected roadblock if he tries to hold a confirmation vote after the election.

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WATCH: Trump reveals how he can manipulate Democrats to help him put Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump spoke about his plans for the Supreme Court during a Friday night campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Trump took the stage before news was announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died and appeared to not know of the Supreme Court vacancy.

Trump explained to his audience why he had put Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination.

“I said, you know, I have to have someone that we’re going sure we get approved and the only one I could think of is Ted, because he’s going to get 50 Republican votes and he’s going to get 50 Democrat votes — they’ll do anything to get him out of the Senate," Trump said.

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