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Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s lawyer needing a lawyer: He has ‘layers and layers of lawyers’

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In Monday night’s episode of Late Night, host Seth Meyers took on the attention-seeking behavior of President Donald Trump amid news that he has fallen under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“He’s now so desperate for accomplishments, he’s bragging about things the government did over a century ago,” Meyers said, referencing a news clip where Trump “touted the Panama canal,” which was completed in 1914.

Panama canal gaffe nonwithstanding, Meyers argued that Trump is looking for diversions from the Russia investigation, which has caused everyone from Vice President Mike Pence to Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz to lawyer up.

“He’s got layers and layers of lawyers,” Meyers quipped. “And you need layers of lawyers when you’re a liar.”

Trump has “reportedly become so transfixed by the investigation that he often insists, out of nowhere, that he did nothing wrong,” Meyers said, referencing a Politico report that claims the president will exclaim, without prompting, “I’m not under investigation.”

“You know, like innocent people do,” Meyers concluded.

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Michael Moore warns that Trump will be hard to beat: ‘He hasn’t lost one inch of his fired-up insane base’

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Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore thinks that Democrats had better get ready for a very tough fight in the 2020 presidential election.

Even though polls continue to show that President Donald Trump is historically unpopular, Moore believes that the president's base is fired up to reelect him and will crawl over glass to vote for him again next year.

In particular, Moore was struck by the massive enthusiasm that greeted the president at his big kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida.

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Canada is taking advantage of Trump’s tariff pratfalls by scooping up new trade partners: report

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As American manufacturers reel and U.S. farmers see their economic well-being being destroyed by Donald Trump's trade wars, the Canadian government is stepping into the breach and boosting their own trade relations, reports Politico.

As part of their Global Translations podcast, Politico notes that countries -- and manufacturers -- are not standing by helplessly as Trump threatens and changes directions on trade on almost a daily basis.

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Hope Hicks told Congress that Trump was ‘serious’ about accepting foreign help: Jerry Nadler

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told Congress on Wednesday that President Donald Trump really does welcome foreign assistance to help him win elections, according to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

In a statement released Thursday, Nadler revealed that "Ms. Hicks made clear that she understood the President to be serious when he said that he would accept foreign interference in our elections" and "she also made clear that even she knew that such foreign assistance should be rejected and reported to the FBI."

Nadler then put Hicks's testimony in the broader context of Trump telling ABC News' George Stephanopoulos last week that he would welcome the help of a foreign government who came to him and offered him dirt on a political opponent.

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