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Manafort serving as a mole for Trump could be prosecuted as obstruction of justice: Ex-federal prosecutor

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The bombshell New York Times report that Manafort’s lawyers coordinated with President Donald Trump’s legal team could amount to obstruction of justice according to a former federal prosecutor.

Former United States Attorney Barbara McQuade explained the details during a Tuesday appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

After recapping the breaking news, Maddow asked, “Is that also a violation of the plea agreement?”

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“You know, it’s not contemplated by the plea agreement because I can’t tell you how unusual this is,” McQuade answered. “I don’t know that I have ever seen this happen.

“I think this is even potentially an act of obstruction of justice,” she noted.

“When someone switches sides, you refer to it as flipping because you now assume they are all in,” she explained. “Some prosecutors refer to it as, ‘joining team USA.'”

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Jay-Z files second civil lawsuit against Mississippi prison for ‘barbaric’ treatment of inmates

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Alleging "barbaric" conditions, rapper and record executive Jay-Z has filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections on behalf of 152 inmates, The Guardian reports.

The lawsuit states that Parchman prison is responsible for "abhorrent conditions, abuse and constant violence, inadequate health care and mental health care, and overuse of isolation," adding that "the people confined at Parchman live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm in violation of their rights under the US Constitution."

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Scottish lawmaker: Reasonable grounds to suspect Trump or his associates ‘have been involved in serious crime’

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A Member of the Scottish Parliament is asking his fellow ministers to investigate President Donald Trump’s deals through which he acquired his properties in Scotland, including Trump’s two multi-million dollar losing golf courses. President Trump prizes his Turnberry, Scotland  resort, but reports that the American president is using the U.S. federal government to help keep it afloat have dogged him.

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Florida woman zips boyfriend into suitcase and lets him suffocate: police

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A Florida woman zipped her boyfriend into a suitcase and recorded video as he suffocated to death, police said.

Sarah Boone was arrested on second-degree murder charges in the death of Jorge Torres Jr., who died inside a suitcase during an apparent domestic dispute, reported WESH-TV.

The 42-year-old Boone told police that she had been drinking chardonnay with Torres, who she said agreed to climb into the suitcase and be zipped inside as a joke.

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