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MSNBC’s Ari Melber warns Trump on obstruction investigation: ‘This is the first day of the rest of your life’

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MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber had a strong warning for President Donald Trump Thursday. According to Melber, “everything has changed” and Trump should heed warnings.

“The president of the United States is under criminal investigation for his conduct in office,” he began. “Not for what other people did and not for what happened in the campaign or before he was elected, but for his conduct as president.”

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He continued, warning Trump, if he is tuning into the show, that his life as he knows it is over.

“Mr. President, this is the first day of the rest of your life,” Melber said. “Your life as a person of interest or potentially more, in a criminal inquiry and everything that came before, from your riches to your power to your authority, to your ability to move these people that get excited about a tweet about Hillary Clinton, none of that’s going to matter anymore. And as one other historical context, we can put it up on the screen, in the other cases where this has occurred, where the department of justice has looked at the conduct in office, not other things of presidents.”

He recalled the presidency of Richard Nixon, noting that it took 1,580 days to take down Nixon. For Bill Clinton, it took 1,835. Trump has had 145 days.

“We are only 145 days in and this is the situation he faces and all history shows everything changes from this day forward when your conduct is office is under review,” Melber said.

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Never-before-seen tax docs show Trump’s businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials

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Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.

For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street.

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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The following is chock-a-block with spoilers for "Succession" Season 2, including the finale, so proceed with caution.For understandable reasons, the internet is all a-chatter about the final scenes of Season 2 of "Succession." On Sunday's finale, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who spent most of this season looking like a whipped puppy, finally stuck it to his old man, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), throwing the patriarch under the bus during a live press conference, during which Kendall was supposed to offer himself up as the fall guy for Waystar Royco's criminal behavior. It was a moment of Kendall showing spine and competence, and understandably, audiences cheered him on.
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