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CNN’s Cuomo hammers Alan Dershowitz for defending Trump: ‘Have you seen this president respect any tradition?’

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday grilled Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz about his Tuesday evening dinner with President Donald Trump — and he nailed him for overlooking the dangers that this particular president presents to the rule of law.

During the segment, Dershowitz insisted that Trump was not likely to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, despite the fact that the president has made increasingly personal attacks on Mueller and his team in recent weeks. Dershowitz argued that while Trump would have the power to fire Mueller or to otherwise curtail his probe, the president would likely not do so given the past precedents of presidents declining to exercise such powers.

“Historically, presidents do, under executive authority, have the right to determine who should be investigated and who should not,” he insisted. “But there’s a long tradition of presidents not doing that, and I think it would be a serious mistake and a mistake that would lose himself support on many Republicans.”

Cuomo then dropped the hammer and pointed out that Trump has in the past spat on past precedents for presidential behavior.

“Have you seen this president respect any tradition of that nature since he’s been president?” he asked.

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“Well, I think that he should respect this tradition,” Dershowitz replied. “It would be a mistake to do any firing.”

Later in the segment, Cuomo mocked Dershowitz for insisting that he didn’t give Trump any legal advice when the two men had dinner on Tuesday.

“You spent a whole dinner with him, and President Trump sat across from one of the most esteemed lawyers in the country and didn’t ask you for any advice on these legal issues?” Cuomo asked him incredulously. “What did you say? ‘This is a beautiful piece of chicken?'”

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Republican analyst says Trump is ‘threatened by’ being challenged by women: ‘It hurts his ego’

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According to one Republican commentator, President Donald Trump's decision to lash out at four Congresswomen of color stems from his inability to handle being challenged by women.

In a segment with MSNBC host Ali Velshi, Rina Shah, who runs Republican Women for Progress, said that she's been the target of racist attacks from Trump supporters ever since she announced she wouldn't support him.

"I believe that what this president is doing is fanning the flames," she said. "He cannot denounce white supremacy, white nationalism. This is a moment in which he could have kept his mouth shut. You know, this tit-for-tat with [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi (D-CA) and 'The Squad,' he didn’t need to engage in it. If I was advising the president, if I were one of his advisers, I would have said stay out of it. But he doesn't listen to anyone around him."

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Mitt Romney blames democratic women for Trump’s racism: Their views ‘are not consistent with my experience’

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Little more than six months ago Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) promised voters he would "speak out" against President Donald Trump's racism. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney blamed the targets of President Donald Trump's two-day racism fest for the President's own racism.

"I will speak out against significant statements or actions," by President Trump, "that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions," Romney said in a New Year's Day 2019 Washington Post op-ed.

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Facebook needs ‘very high standard’ for Libra coin: Mnuchin

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Facebook will need to meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.

Mnuchin said US regulators have already expressed concerns to Facebook about the plan for a global cryptocurrency, noting that these kinds of virtual coins have in the past been associated with money laundering and illicit activities.

"Whether they're banks or non-banks, they're under the same regulatory environment," Mnuchin told reporters at the White House, adding that Facebook "will have to have a very high standard before they have access to the financial system."

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