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Here are all the Trump bombshells that are hiding in plain sight: New Yorker reporter

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Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s surprise guilty plea on Thursday shook the political world — despite the fact that the basic facts about the Trump Tower Moscow project that Cohen lied about to Congress had been reported before.

As New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson explained on Twitter Friday morning, the revelations that Trump had been working with Russian government officials on a deal for Trump Tower Moscow even while he was running for president shouldn’t have been surprising given past reporting on the subject.

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Nonetheless, Cohen’s stunning admission this week forced the media to focus on the story in a way that it hadn’t before, while also forcing the Trump administration to respond in a way that it hadn’t in the past.

According to Davidson, there are other similar bombshell stories about Trump and his business dealings that have already been reported, but have been lost in the nonstop swirl of other Trump scandals.

“It took the plea deal for the news to pop,” Davidson said of the Trump Tower Moscow story. “There are many other such already known items out there that WILL pop one day.”

The biggest bombshell, writes Davidson, is the story about the Trump family’s taxes, which the New York Times reported earlier this year showed contained strong evidence of “outright fraud.”

“[It’s] more devastating than almost anything, revealing the whole business was fraud,” Davidson said of the tax story.

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Additionally, Davidson pointed to reporting about the shady financing of Trump’s Panama hotel that has raised suspicions that it’s a magnet for money laundering, as well as his own reporting on Trump’s business associates.

“Trump worked with truly dangerous, scary people,” wrote Davidson. “My sense is most reporters who focus on Trump’s business see him as incredibly vulnerable once the things we already know truly land.”

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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