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Rudy Giuliani surfaces to say Cohen raid is no big deal: ‘This is the way prosecutors get information’

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has been keeping a low profile in recent months, but he surfaced to comment on a raid conducted by federal investigators against President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney.

Giuliani, whose third wife filed for divorce last week, dismissed the Cohen raids as fairly insignificant but also unfair, reported the Washington Post.

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“Is this surprising? Yes,” said Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney. “Is it extraordinary? No. This is the way prosecutors get information — sometimes to convict and prosecute, sometimes to exculpate.”

The search warrant was executed by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, which is currently overseen by Giuliani’s former law partner Geoffrey Berman — who donated the maximum $5,400 to Trump’s campaign and was nominated to the position by the president.

Giuliani, a friend of Trump and a campaign surrogate, called the Cohen raid “a little heavy-handed,” and criticized special counsel Robert Mueller for examining “highly personal issues” as he investigates the president’s ties to Russia.

“The only thing that’s happening, perhaps, is that Mueller is trying to compel the president to testify,” Giuliani told the newspaper.

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‘Should we talk about Ivanka?’: MSNBC guest calls for Trump family investigation if Biden’s son is scrutinized

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's call for an investigation of Joe Biden's son Hunter over his Ukraine dealings, an "AM Joy" guest said if Congress is going to investigate politician's kids why not start with Ivanka Trump and her brothers Don Jr. and Eric.

Speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan called out President Donald Trump for his "brazenness" going after the former vice president's son.

"There's so much to say about this story, as for the Ukrainian denials, what are they going to do, come out and say, 'Yes, Donald Trump did pressure our president eight times in a single phone call'? It's absurd." Hasan began.

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Tapper smacks Mnuchin with Trump kids’ international business deals after attack on Biden son

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In a fairly contentious interview with Steve Mnuchin, CNN host Jake Tapper pointed out how Donald Trump's children -- Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have been using their father's name to swing international deals after the Treasury secretary accused former Vice President Joe Biden's son of doing the same.

Mnuchin first dismissed reporting by the Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was withholding Ukraine funding in an effort to get dirt on Biden and his son -- saying neither newspaper could be trusted -- he then complained to the CNN host about having to spend seven and a half minutes talking about Trump's Ukraine scandal.

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Will Trump peacefully vacate the Oval Office if he loses the presidential election in 2020? A lesson from 1800

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As primary season heats up in the United States, the Democrats are anxiously debating the best path to unseat Donald Trump in 2020. But the question of how to beat Trump is perhaps less urgent than the issue of whether he will accept defeat.

Trump has already questioned his loss of the 2016 popular vote with baseless accusations of voter fraud. He has also repeatedly toyed with the idea of extending his presidency beyond the eight-year limit enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, even trumpeting Jerry Falwell Jr.’s assertion that his first term be extended by two years to compensate for the Russia investigation. Perhaps most ominously, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen warned while testifying before the House Oversight Committee in February 2019:

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