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Special counsel investigation could gain ‘more power’ due to power vacuum in Trump’s chaos: MSNBC legal analyst

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Despite widespread conventional wisdom that Friday’s bombshell report on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could be used by President Donald Trump to thwart special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Daniel Goldman explained on MSNBC Saturday how the investigation could actually become “more” powerful.

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“Dan, do you see the consequences of perhaps firing Rod Rosenstein as purely political?” MSNBC anchor David Gura asked. “What would the consequences be of getting rid of the Deputy Attorney General, the man responsible for overseeing the Russia investigation?”

“It throws everything out of whack, and there are two different ways it could go,” Goldman answered. “One is that someone could end up overseeing it, it could really clip the wings off the Mueller investigation.”

“Or I could see it as a situation where Mueller actually gains more power and authority because there’s a vacuum there overseeing it so no one wants to be the one who really clips at this investigation, which by all accounts is gaining steam.”

“I think it’s increasingly difficult to end this investigation in any way, shape, or form before it’s finished because of all of the events that have occurred recently,” he added.

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The Internet pummels CNN for booking Lewandowski the morning after he admitted to lying on TV: ‘Why would you do this?’

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Corey Lewandowski admitted to the House Judiciary Committee that he had lied in TV appearances -- so social media users were appalled that he was booked the following morning to appear on CNN.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager was confronted with false statements he had made in appearances on MSNBC and CNN, where he was scheduled to appear at 8 a.m. on "New Day," according to the show's executive producer.

COMING UP: Former Trump campaign manager @CLewandowski_ LIVE on @CNN's @NewDay at 8amET on yesterday's contentious hearing and impeachment.

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Trump exonerates himself in weird third-person tweet: ‘President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal’

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President Donald Trump declared himself exonerated by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in an early morning tweet.

The president tagged Lewandowski, who testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, and "Fox & Friends" in a Twitter post reacting to coverage of the congressional hearing.

"As Corey Lewandowski stated very clearly yesterday in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal," Trump tweeted about himself. "But they all know that. The Democrats are hurting our Country, and getting nothing done. Shameful!"

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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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