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Trump called Cohen to ‘check in’ on him — and it might make his legal problems even worse

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Donald Trump reportedly called his recently-raided attorney Michael Cohen Friday — and according to some legal experts, it may make the president’s legal issues even worse.

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump called his longtime personal attorney to “check in” on him after the FBI raided the lawyer’s office and residences Monday. It’s unclear what else was discussed on the call, but the report noted that attorneys often “advise their clients not to talk to each other during investigations.” The Times also reported that both Trump and Cohen “still were trying to determine what exactly was seized.”

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The Times reported on the call soon after news broke that the Southern District of New York’s warrant to search Cohen indicates that he’s “under criminal investigation.” The call from the president came as Cohen, along with his own attorney, went to federal court to halt the FBI from reviewing the documents they seized from him.

 


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Indicted Giuliani associate helped Nunes arrange meetings during his overseas trips to discredit the Russia investigation

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate currently under federal indictment for campaign finance violations, helped Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) arrange meetings in Europe as part of his efforts to discredit the investigation of Russian contacts within President Donald Trump's campaign.

According to congressional records, Nunes, in his capacity as then-House Intelligence Chairman, visited Europe from November 30 to December 3, of last year, during which he was accompanied by three staffers — Derek Harvey, Scott Glabe, and George Pappas — at a taxpayer expense of over $63,000.

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Rick Wilson mocks GOP as impeachment witnesses ‘obliterate’ their talking points: ‘Dumber than a sack of hair’

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On Wednesday, as the House wrapped up another day of bombshell impeachment testimony from multiple foreign service officers, former GOP strategist and Never Trump conservative Rick Wilson mocked President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, pointing out that all of their major talking points to defend the president's conduct in Ukraine have been "obliterated":

1/ Hey committee Republicans! Have you noticed every single line of defense that you've mounted this week for the president has been utterly fucking obliterated?

Is this clear to you yet?

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Pro-Trump fundraisers subpoenaed by Manhattan federal prosecutors investigating Giuliani henchmen

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors with the Southern District of New York have issued subpoenas for a number of people financing President Donald Trump's re-election effort, as well as independent pro-Trump groups, as part of their investigation of indicted Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

Among those subpoenaed are Brian Ballard, a Trump campaign donor, and two people who helped fundraise for the super PAC America First Action, all of whom allegedly worked with Parnas and Fruman as they helped Giuliani run the Ukraine scheme.

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