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Kremlin-linked lawyer at center of Trump Tower meeting also met with ‘Putin’s favorite Congressman’ during campaign

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Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of Donald Trump Jr.’s clandestine meeting at Trump Tower in 2016, claims she met with Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)—nicknamed “Putin’s Favorite Congressman”—in April 2016 to discuss the Maginsky Act, Foreign Policy reports.

Veselnitskaya said she spoke with Rohrabacher in Moscow to discuss the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 bipartisan bill which prohibited 18 Russian officials from using the U.S. banking system. It was implemented in retaliation for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009. In response to the Magnitsky Act, the Kremlin barred Americans from adopting Russian children.

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Veselnitskaya is the same lawyer who met with Trump Jr. after promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a statement issued immediately after that meeting came to light—and “personally dictated” by Donald Trump—Trump Jr. insisted attendees (including top White House adviser Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort) “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government.”

It was later revealed the meeting was initiated after Trump Jr. was told Veselnitskaya would proved dirt on Clinton. Trump Jr. was ultimately forced to correct his initial misleading statement three times.


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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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