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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.

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.

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

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

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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