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Omarosa says today is the day when Trump’s lies can’t save him: ‘The hammer came down’

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman said that President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway is looking for a way to spin the latest headlines.

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on eight counts of tax fraud. On the same day, Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort was found guilty of tax fraud.

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“I think Donald Trump should be very concerned today because Michael Cohen has made a commitment that he is going to look out for himself and his family over his extreme loyalty to Donald Trump,” Newman told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “We all knew this was going to be used as a hush money payment.”

“How is this going to sell among Kellyanne and people in the White House? Did they believe Cohen or the president?” Matthews asked.

“Kellyanne believes in alternative facts. And in Trump world, that’s what goes. The truth is relative to them,” Newman replied. “The reality today is that the hammer came down on Donald Trump with Cohen and Manafort.”

Watch the video below via MSNBC.

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Deutsche Bank busted in money-laundering scheme case

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Prosectors in Frankfurt have dropped their investigation into two Deutsche Bank employees who were accused of aiding tax evasion schemes in the Virgin Islands, due to "lack of suspicion." The institution has instead been fined for compliance lapses.

“With the closure of these proceedings it is clear that the prosecutors have not found any instances of criminal misconduct on the part of Deutsche Bank employees following the raid of our Frankfurt office in November 2018,” Deutsche Bank spokesman Joerg Eigendorf said in a statement.

“The investigation that has now been closed due to lack of sufficient suspicion had a heavy impact on Deutsche Bank last year,” he added. “It is true that the bank had weaknesses in its control environment in the past. We identified these weaknesses and we have addressed them in a disciplined manner.”

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North Carolina towns forced to cancel Christmas celebrations over fear of violence from right wing extremist groups

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Two North Carolina towns are canceling their annual Christmas celebration parades "amid fears of violence due to Confederate groups’ participation in the events," The Daily Beast reports.

Citing a “potential for violence,” for the first time in over 70 years the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina says it will have no Christmas parade. Garner, NC, has also canceled its Christmas parade.

The Daily Beast cites "reports that Garner had plans to include a float sponsored by a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans but said social-media posts led town officials to believe 'the event could be targeted for disruption.'"

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Giuliani’s deceitful Ukraine business web should leave everyone speechless

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I am not making this up, so fasten your seatbelts belts. It is all downhill from here in the ever-stranger Trump universe.

Moving to the global front pages is a company called Fraud Guarantee. Its co-owners, Ukrainian and U.S. nationals, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have held many meetings at the Washington, D.C. Trump Hotel with Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York city and the real-life version of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

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