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MSNBC legal analyst reveals why Mueller postponed Flynn sentencing for an additional 60 days

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General Michael Flynn will not be sentenced yet.

The president’s former national security adviser, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI about Russia sanctions, has been cooperating with special prosecutor Robert Mueller for nearly a year.

Why is he not wrapping up his case? MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked her guests on Friday.

Security analysts Ken Dilanian said that this is a clear sign that Flynn is cooperating with investigators.

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“Mike Flynn is cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation, [which] suggests that he still has a lot more to give them,” Dilanian said. “You can contrast that with George Papadopoulos, another Trump campaign aide who pleaded guilty and was nominally cooperating, his sentencing has been scheduled for September. So they are sort of done with him it appears at this point. But Flynn may have a lot more to say.”

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Trump’s latest and most ludicrous con job

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Donald Trump is con artist in chief of the United States. His many apparent and impeachable crimes, such as the Ukraine scandal, collusion with Russia and violations of the Emoluments Clause, flow from that fact. Of course, Trump’s long con involves millions and perhaps even billions of dollars. But Trump’s big score, his ultimate goal, is permanent control of the presidency of the United States and the power for him and his family and allies to engage in legal theft indefinitely.

This article first appeared on Salon.

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I was an impeachment skeptic. Here’s why I’m now convinced Trump must be removed

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Despite all the uncertainty surrounding impeachment, we can capture the current moment succinctly: President Trump’s fate hinges on whether Republican senators are more fearful of losing in a primary or in the general election. Now that the live impeachment hearings are about to fuel nationwide prime-time programming, those senators’ fears are likely to intensify.

While that dynamic will determine whether Trump will be removed from office, it doesn’t tell us whether he should be.  I am generally an impeachment skeptic. My recent book—Impeaching the President: Past, Present, Future—argues that impeachment should be regarded as a last resort that, as a general proposition, is inappropriate in a president’s first term.  The American people are capable of rendering judgment and should be given the first crack.

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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