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Ex-federal prosecutor reveals Trump can be charged as an ‘accessory after the fact’ over Putin’s election meddling

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Former career federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner detailed why he believes that President Donald Trump committed the federal crime of “accessory after the fact” in his public statements defending Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

Kirschner appeared on MSNBC’s “Up with David Gura” to discuss whether Trump and Putin might meet in Paris this weekend.

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Gura played Trump’s defense of the Russian leader when the two met in Helsinki.

“What I saw when he stood up and said, ‘Putin strongly denies interfering in the U.S. elections, I don’t see why it would be Russia’ — I pulled out my federal code book,” Kirschner noted. “I checked the elements of a crime called accessory after the fact.”

“Mind you, the intelligence community, we learned, had long before that meeting briefed the president on the fact that Russia tried to interfere and now 12 military operatives have been indicted from Russia for interfering,” he continued. “Then the president stands up and says that.”

Kirschner read through the federal law, noting Trump had committed all of the necessary elements of the crime.

“We saw the crime of accessory after the fact be committed when he made those announcements in Helsinki,” he concluded.

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“Again, this is prosecution 101, I didn’t need my 30 years of experience to reach that conclusion,” he added.

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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