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‘That’s just rubbish!’: Bush-era ethics lawyer shames McEnany’s defense of Kushner’s China sales pitch

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George W. Bush-era White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter on Monday smacked down Donald Trump booster Kayleigh McEnany over her defense of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Kushner Companies—which Kushner headed before sidelining his real estate ambitions to focus on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—touted access to Trump at an investor pitch meeting in Beijing on Saturday, a move Painter said “came very close to solicitation of a bribe.”

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“The implication was very clear,” Painter said of Kushner’s sister Nicole Kushner Meyer invoking access to Trump during the event.

McEnany argued the optics of the event were the fault of an event organizer, prompting Painter to call BS on her claim. Painter explained Meyer “unnecessarily” name-dropped Kushner who is a United States government official.

“And then they show a picture of the president of the United States, and blame that on the event organizer … this is absolutely ridiculous,” Painter said.

“It’s unacceptable,” he added.

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McEnany said the use of Trump’s picture was just to “illustrate the pathway” to obtain a U.S. visa, and noted “in the future” Meyer promises not to tout access to the Trump administration in her sales pitches.

Painter pointed out that “no one would have even known that this happened” where it not for the fact that some journalists happened to be there. The entire event, he argued, came “very close to violating the bribery statutes.”

“It was an unacceptable presentation, and to blame it on the event organizer is a joke,” Painter said.

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“That’s just rubbish!” he added.

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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