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Justice Department caves to Trump pressure and reopens investigation into Clinton’s emails

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Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, said Betsy Woodruff at the The Daily Beast on Thursday.

Woodruff said that a Sessions ally informed her that the department is beginning “an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material.”

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Clinton was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a much-publicized investigation by the FBI under former Director James Comey. In July of 2016, Comey said that no charges would be brought against Clinton.

“Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made,” wrote Woodruff.

Woodruff’s source said that part of the Justice Department’s decision is based on President Donald Trump’s ongoing obsession with the issue, which he continues to tweet about as he enters the second year of his presidency.

Brian Fallon — former Clinton campaign spokesman — told Woodruff that the investigation is politically motivated and an effort to distract Americans from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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The new probe of Clinton, Fallon said, is “to give Trump and his allies something to talk about and point to, and something to give Fox News to devote segments to.”

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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