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CNN legal analyst predicts Manafort will flip on Trump: ‘His case is nearly indefensible’

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Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin was surprised that lawyers for President Donald Trump were happy with news that special counsel Robert Mueller has identified the commander in chief as a subject of FBI investigation.

“In federal law enforcement, there are three categories of witnesses,” Toobin, a CNN legal analyst, explained to Anderson Cooper.

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“There are targets, who are almost certainly going to be charged, going to be indicted,” Toobin continued. “There are witnesses, who are just people whose information is of value to the prosecutors.”

“And in between the two, there is something called the subject, that is someone who is under investigation but who may or may not be charged,” he explained. “Trump is a subject and I don’t think that is particularly good news for him.”

“It is a big deal to be under criminal investigation by the FBI, particularly if the you are the President of the United States,” Toobin concluded. “This has been implicit in what the Mueller investigation has been doing. But this confirmation, that the president is under criminal investigation, that is a profound thing to think about.”

Toobin also thinks former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort may be close to flipping and cooperating with the special counsel investigation.

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“He is in desperate legal trouble,” Toobin observed. “Now that his right hand man, Gates, has pleaded guilty and cooperate against him, I think his case is nearly indefensible.”

“And I just think the walls are closing in on Manafort, where he’s really in an untenable legal position,” Toobin concluded.

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Trump taps Mike Pompeo lieutenant as new national security adviser

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President Donald Trump has announced a new national security adviser.

The president abruptly fired John Bolton last week via tweet, and he tweeted out the announcement Wednesday morning of Robert O’Brien as a replacement.

"I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor," the president tweeted. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!"

O'Brien has worked alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had been considered for a dual role leading the national security council.

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GOP consultant shreds Trump for latest rant about ‘The Hispanics’: ‘Textbook definition of racism’

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President Donald Trump this week mocked one of his Hispanic supporters during a campaign rally by claiming that he looked white and then asking him, "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?"

In an interview with ABC News, Republican consultant Mike Madrid slammed Trump and said his remarks made it sound like he was trying to make "a distinction between Hispanics and true Americans."

Madrid added that the president seems to believe that Hispanics must renounce their heritage in order to be truly accepted as American citizens.

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South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report

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Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.

According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."

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