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CNN’s Gloria Borger explains why Paul Manafort will give Mueller everything he wants

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CNN’s Gloria Borger revealed Friday why she wasn’t surprised that convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort cut a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Borger waved off statements from Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who insisted Manafort’s plea deal “had absolutely nothing to do with the president.”

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“When you look at this agreement and it specifically says ‘your client shall testify fully, completely and truthfully’ about anything we want, they own him, okay, they own him,” said Borger. “He can’t plead the Fifth. He has to tell the truth. He is going to go in and talk without lawyers.”

Borger went on to say, “it would be malpractice not to ask about everything that he knows about the Trump campaign during the time he was there,” recalling that Trump’s pre-inauguration period “is the collusion part of this equation.”

Borger then explained why she had fully expected Manafort to make a deal all along, and why she thinks he’ll keep his side of the bargain. He flipped, she said, “to save his life basically, to try to get out of jail free. And he’s got to tell the truth in this or else it is completely useless to him.”

Manafort is 69, and was convicted in August 2018 on eight charges of bank and tax fraud to fund a lavish lifestyle. He faced the rest of his life behind bars. There had been speculation he had been angling for a presidential pardon, but ultimately took Mueller’s deal.

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Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN

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The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.

In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.

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Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser

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On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.

"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."

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Former NBA player overcomes ‘crippling anxiety’ for protests: ‘We are tired of the tyranny of police’ and Donald Trump

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Former NBA player Royce White overcame his anxiety to lead protests over the weekend in Minneapolis.

Speaking to CNN Tuesday, White noted that if only people listened to football star Colin Kaepernick, who peacefully protested by taking a knee during the "National Anthem" sung at games, this would not have happened. He was trying to raise awareness about police brutality and the disproportionate attacks on people of color at the hands of police. At the time, conservatives, including President Donald Trump, blasted him for the protest, ignoring the reason for doing it and focusing instead on how he refused to stand for the song.

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