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Michael Avenatti sets the stakes for Trump: ‘All the tweets in the world aren’t going to save him if Cohen flips’

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Why did Donald Trump freak out about the New York Times Maggie Haberman’s report on how poorly he treated personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen?

It’s because he knows that Cohen, who once bragged that he’d “take a bullet” for Trump, could bring him down.

Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was back on Nicolle Wallace’s MSNBC show Tuesday, talking about Cohen, Trump and Haberman.

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Why is this subject such a trigger for Trump?

“He’s trying top put the genie in the bottle, the horse back in the barn, whatever term you want to use,” Avenatti said. “The president realizes he’s got potential liability, that Michael Cohen is the key, and he’s doing everything in his power to shore up that relationship, to try to send a message to Michael Cohen’s that he’s got his back.”

He didn’t stop there. Watch the segment below.

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Republican-dominated states revive pre-Civil Rights era tactics to suppress voting

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Among the seemingly endless email appeals for political money, we all receive was one inviting participation on behalf of Mississippi Atty. Gen. Jim Hood, Democratic candidate for governor and the only Democrat elected to statewide office in the last 16 years.

That sounded standard. Here’s the twist: Mississippi is the only state that requires a candidate must win both the popular vote and a majority of the state’s various state assembly districts, which are considered heavily gerrymandered in favor of white, Republican voters. Indeed, a federal lawsuit by three African-American state voters seeks to block what it calls the state's racist method of electing the governor and other statewide officials, arguing that the requirement to win both a majority and at least 62 of 122 districts is a form of "intentionally and effectively dilutes African-American voting strength."

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WATCH LIVE: Trump’s 2020 campaign launch in Orlando

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President Donald Trump's fans stood in a storm through Florida as they awaited being let into the Amway Center for the 2020 campaign launch. Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinal was dropping a truth bomb on their reasons for endorsing "Not Trump."

Outside the Orlando rally, as fans were getting drenched, the president was leaving the White House ranting about how there were "both sides" to the false conviction of the Central Park Five. And once supporters finally made it inside the Amway Center, they were greeted with a message from a booming 1984-esque voice telling Trump supporters what to do if there are protesters.

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LIVE COVERAGE: Helicopter crashes into Manhattan building

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A helicopter on Monday afternoon crashed into a building on 7th Avenue in downtown Manhattan.

Local news station ABC 7 New York reports that the crash occurred around 2 p.m. E.T. at the 700 block of 7th Avenue near 51st Street. The helicopter reportedly crashed on the roof of the building.

Officials tell ABC 7 that one person has been confirmed dead as a result of the accident.

The cause of the accident so far has not been confirmed. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that there is no indication that the crash was an act of terrorism.

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