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Ex-Watergate prosecutor: Kushner moving email to Trump Org server creates ‘huge potential for criminal conduct’

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A former Watergate prosecutor explained the significance of new reports that Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump moved multiple personal email accounts onto the Trump Organization’s private email servers.

“And now a third e-mail account,” MSNBC anchor Ari Melber stated in disbelief.

For people watching saying, ‘gosh, the news is repetitive’ no, the hypocritical obvious and potentially incriminating behavior of certain White House officials is repetitive,” Melber explained.

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Former Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman explained the legal liability to Melber.

“What is really outrageous here is that…he does it after it comes the light that he is using the personal e-mail servers,” Akerman explained.

“So the obvious question is, why did they move it over to the Trump Organization?” Akerman wondered. “Did they take it over there so they could cleanse these emails and take certain emails out of what was in the server?”

In addition to serving on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force under Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, Akerman also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

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“We just don’t know what the ramifications are, but there’s huge potential for all kinds of criminal conduct that could be charged,” the former federal prosecutor concluded.

Melber, a non-practicing attorney, wondered how special counsel Robert Mueller would view it “if he makes a request for documents and emails and then finds people start moving stuff.”

“That can be an obstruction of justice and particularly if they move them for the purpose of cleansing them and taking documents out and destroying emails,” Akerman noted.

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“We don’t know exactly what the facts are here yet, but I can’t think of any legitimate reason why somebody who has private server, is taken to task on that, and suddenly moving to the Trump Organization where there are lots of people who have access to those emails,” Akerman concluded.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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