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Democratic CNN commentator tells Trump lover to ‘buckle-up’ because ‘there are worst days to come’

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Democratic strategist Paul Begala warned conservative pundit Jason Miller that things are going to get much worse for President Donald Trump.

In wake of the guilty plea for Michael Cohen and guilty counts for Paul Manafort, sources at the White House indicated those closest to Trump are worried.

“What’s astonishing, Poppy, is that Michael Cohen, the man who said he would take a bullet from Donald Trump, is now holding a gun to his head,” Begala said. “This is the worst day of the Trump presidency, but I have to tell you, there are worse days to come. Mr. Cohen knows where all the bodies are buried. He will have a powerful incentive to coordinate.”

He went on to say that he was shocked by Cohen’s admission that implicated the president while he was under oath.

“He said I acted in coordination with Trump,” Begala continued. “He said I did it with the coordination and at the behest of Donald Trump. Now he’s not going to say that unless there’s more evidence to back that up. Documentation, maybe even tapes. Goodness knows Mr. Cohen was maybe unethically taping Mr. Trump from time to time. This is the worst day so far but I’ve got to tell you.”

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NYT columnist says one of Trump’s friends begged him to talk him out of launching war with Iran

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On Monday, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper, following President Donald Trump's attacks on him for calling his behavior racist in a recent article. The president accused him of "kissing [his] a**" in an Oval Office phone call.

Speaking to Cooper, Friedman denied Trump's characterization of their discussion.

"The president tweeted about a private conversation we had and lobbed in a few insults," said Friedman. "Basically, my response, which I put out on Twitter is that I was encouraged by a friend of his to speak to him after the downing of the American drone, because I thought it was wise that we not retaliate, and I thought he was wise not to retaliate, and this friend of his wanted me to encourage him in that, because he was evidently agonizing a little over that not retaliating. And I did that. I began the conversation by saying that 'I disagree with you, Mr. President on many things, but I think you did the right thing on this.' We talked for about four minutes. We also talked about China and we left it at that."

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Here are 3 things Americans must hear from Mueller’s testimony: Democratic senator

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No one can say with certainty what former special counsel Robert Mueller will tell the American people when he testifies before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday.

But on Monday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the broad strokes of what Mueller will be expected to say — and what the American people should be listening for if they are not yet convinced President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.

"Do you think there are Americans out there who still haven't made up their mind on this issue of impeachment, obstruction of justice, collusion and all of that?" Blitzer asked her. "Have the American people moved on?"

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Trump is becoming more hawkish on Iran — and he’s running out of options: report

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So far, one of the only pieces of good news in the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran is that President Donald Trump has been reluctant to use military force, taking his cues in part from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has personally warned him that it would end his presidency — resisting the urges of his most trigger-happy advisers like John Bolton.

Now, however, the president appears to be having second thoughts as it becomes clearer that he will not be able to broker a better deal than President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement, and is starting to view the conflict more hawkishly, reported CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Monday.

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