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CNN’s Preet Bharara nails how Trump’s ‘hand-picked’ federal prosecutors turned on him with Cohen raid

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Former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara pointed out Monday that the Justice Department officials who approved the warrant to raid the president’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen were “hand-picked” by Donald Trump himself — and that they may be turning against him.

Bharara, who was fired by Trump last year from his role leading the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the people chosen to replace him and his deputy June Kim “are all people who are Republican and are all people who were basically hand-picked by Donald Trump.”

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It’s “very sensitive” to search an attorney’s residence and office, Bharara noted, and it “requires the personal approval of the United States attorney himself” and the DOJ’s criminal justice division.

“If it’s true that the Southern District of New York has taken over this part of the investigation based on a referral from [special counsel Robert] Mueller’s office, it’s being done because people think it’s very serious, people think it’s totally warranted and people think there’s evidence of a significant enough nature that you’ll risk doing something sensitive like raiding a law office.”

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Trump’s ‘not smart’ attacks on Kamala Harris as an angry Black woman will backfire: CNN’s Van Jones

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CNN's Van Jones on Thursday said that President Donald Trump's decision to attack presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as an "angry" Black woman would backfire.

Reacting to the president's remarks about Harris during a Fox Business interview, in which he called her "a mad woman" who is "so angry," Jones said that Trump would only work to make the California senator more of a sympathetic figure.

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Trump calls Kamala Harris ‘nasty’ because he dreads being challenged by ‘strong Black women’: CNN’s April Ryan

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CNN's April Ryan on Thursday said that President Donald Trump has resorted to calling Sen. Kamala Harris "nasty" because it's his go-to reaction whenever he's challenged by "strong Black women."

When discussing the president's attacks on the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, Ryan explained that the president will always fall back on the lowest common denominators of racism and sexism.

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Bob Woodward’s new book about Donald Trump captures the ‘rage’ of the president

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President Donald Trump let long-time reporter Bob Woodward in again to write another book about him. This one will be called Rage, scheduled to be released Sept. 15.

According to a CNN exclusive, Woodward did more than a dozen interviews with the president for the book at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone.

Woodward's previous book Fear, was attacked by the president as "lies" and using "phony sources." In this case, Trump is the source. He was previously furious when his staff didn't tell him about Woodward's multiple attempts to interview him for Fear.

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