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MSNBC law expert says Cohen partner lucked out: ‘Taxi king got the deal of the century’

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On MSNBC’s Deadline White House, panelists talked about Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s never-ending pile-up of problems.

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Evegny “Gene” Freidman—a business associate of Cohen’s—has agreed to cooperate with authorities in exchange for a plea deal.

The panelists wondered what Freidman—aka Taxi King—has on Cohen, given that he faced twenty years in prison for financial crimes and walked away with no jail time.

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“Mr. Friedman is getting the deal of the century,” former federal prosecutor and Georgetown law professor Paul Butler said. “He stole $5 million from New York taxpayers. He was looking at 20 years in prison. Under this agreement, he doesn’t do a day in jail.” 

“What does he have on Cohen?” Nicole Wallace wondered.

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‘Selfie-seeking frat boy’ Matt Gaetz scorched in brutal takedown after House committee blow-up

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In a brutally blunt look at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), the New Republic's Jacob Bacharach paints a portrait of a publicity-seeking Washington newcomer storming the nation's capital with an eye on mirroring the actions and rhetoric of the blustery president that he slavishly defends.

Following Gaetz's "drama queen" performances while serving on the House Judiciary Committee, Bacharach recalls, "On October 23, a gaggle of House Republicans, led by Matt Gaetz of Florida, stormed the Capitol’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Gaetz had hoped to expose the supposedly secretive nature of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. “Stormed” was his own overly dramatic word (though Gaetz soon topped it by comparing his crew to the 300 glorious, nearly naked Spartans who, as you may recall, lost to a numerically superior force during the Battle of Thermopylae). A more accurate description would be to say they barged into a committee room like a bunch of entitled fussbudgets, argued with the committee chairman, took selfies, and then trundled off to hold a press conference."

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How the ‘liberal’ media put Trump in the White House

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The American mainstream news media made many mistakes in its coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

It treated Donald Trump as a harmless curiosity because he was a reality TV show star and professional (alleged) billionaire.

Hillary Clinton’s shortcomings — both real and perceived — were amplified. Trump’s were downplayed if not largely ignored.

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‘We’re in deep trouble’: FBI veterans fear Trump’s attacks will lead to violence against agents

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Law enforcement veterans fear President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on them are putting investigators in physical danger.

The president regularly attacks the FBI and other investigators at his campaign rallies -- where he calls them "human scum" -- and on his Twitter feed, where he regularly accuses them of treason, reported the Washington Post.

Those crude attacks have consequences, said one former FBI agent.

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