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Moscow Project was ‘the biggest business deal of Trump’s life’ reports MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

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President Donald Trump — and his immediate family — are facing criminal prosecution following the latest plea deal of Trump consigliere Michael Cohen.

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow joined “Deadline: White House” with Nicolle Wallace on Thursday to break down the latest details.

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Wallace asked Maddow, “Can you just take us down the road of why it’s so ominous?”

“The problem here for the president is the plot that was just revealed in the Cohen documents,” Maddow, on the phone, noted.

“And what is revealed, if you step back from it, is that the president and his business were actively involved in negotiating, probably the biggest business deal of Trump’s life, in Moscow — including direct negotiations with the Kremlin — during the president’s campaign, and they were lying about it at the time and they have lied about it since and they have been engaged in an elaborate effort to cover it up,” she continued.

“And at the same time they were secretly negotiating, what would have probably been the biggest deal of his life with the Kremlin –at that same time — the Kremlin was intervening, illegally, in U.S. politics to help Trump win the election,” Maddow continued.

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Maddow also noted the threat to Trump’s family.

“We also have a sense of the literal criminal liability — not just the bad associations or evidence of bad behavior — but literal criminal liability of the president’s immediate nuclear family,” Maddow noted.

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