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‘Tip of a prosecutorial iceberg’: Fox’s Judge Napolitano explains why Flynn plea is ‘a nightmare for Donald Trump’

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Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano on Friday reacted to the news that Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, referring to the plea as “the tip of a prosecutorial iceberg.”

“This is probably the tip of a prosecutorial iceberg, so to speak,” Napolitano told Fox’s Outnumbered. “It’s a nightmare for Donald Trump, because General Flynn was his constant companion on foreign policy and national security matters from June of 2015 to the time the President fired him in February of 2017.”

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Napolitano noted the downside for Mueller’s investigation is any information Flynn has is “coming out of the mouth of someone the government itself has acknowledged is unworthy of belief,” considering the former adviser’s guilty plea. But he added “the downside for the president is this keeps the Russia story front and center at the time the president is beginning to move towards the achievement of his legislative agenda.”

The judge had previously explained Flynn “was facing jail time if he was prosecuted and convicted of all of the charges for which the government claims to have evidence against him is 60 years,” but with the plea that has been reduced to “somewhere between 6 to 12 months.”

“Now that is obviously an enormous, gargantuan, monumental reduction,” he said. “That doesn’t come easily and it doesn’t come for free.”

“What did Gen. Flynn give to Bob Mueller to induce Mueller to reduce that exposure?” Napolitano wondered. “We will find out soon.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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Conservative says Republicans won’t want to stop confirming right-wing judges just to hear witnesses in impeachment

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Conservative CNN commentator Scott Jennings was asked about Sen. John Kennedy's (R-LA) comments that most senators were hearing the facts of the trial for the first time Wednesday night.

“I’ve learned a lot. Everybody has. Senators didn’t know the case,” Kennedy admitted. “They really didn’t.”

He claimed that nine out of ten senators learned something new and the tenth is lying.

Jennings dismissed the information, saying that whatever happens in the trial, senators won't want to "shut down the Senate" just to hear witnesses. He claimed that President Donald Trump's legal team would make that argument to the senators.

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