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‘He’s got a problem either way’: MSNBC’s Ari Melber nails why Trump lawyer’s goose is cooked

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MSNBC chief legal correspondent and anchor of The Beat, Ari Melber, explained on Wednesday that it appears longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen broke either attorney rules or the law in the “hush money” payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels.

“Our top story tonight is both bizarre and important, this right here,” Melber noted, holding up a copy of Stormy Danial lawsuit. “President Donald Trump is playing the role of defendant and potential victim. Stormy Daniels is suing him in this brand-new case, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen still trying to squash any discussion of allegations of this past relationship.”

“The new suit arguing Daniels should be able to speak out about that alleged relationship, and it makes two arguments,” Melber noted. “One, free speech should allow discussion about the president, but two, Trump didn’t technically sign it.”

Melber noted that Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, may no be finding himself in hot water.

“Under the rules that govern lawyers, Michael Cohen is not allowed to donate his own money on Trump’s behalf,” Melber noted. “So either, he was reimbursed, or he broke these rules to fund this particular payment for Trump, in other words, he’s got a problem either way.”

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And at the heart of “hush money” payments is whether Trump was compromised.

“The prospect that is alluded to here is a president that would with a potential victim of blackmail, of extortion, of yes, foreign compromise,” Melber concluded. “This is a difficult and toxic circle to be tightening around a president, who at this hour is also under criminal investigation Bob Mueller is doing into an alleged international conspiracy.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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