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Ex-Solicitor General explains Trump’s best option: ‘Resign and avoid a criminal trial’

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The former acting Solicitor General of the United States during the Obama administration counseled President Donald Trump to cut a deal with federal prosecutors to resign from office to avoid criminal prosecution.

Neal Katyal joined guest-host Ali Velshi on MSNBC’ “All In” on Monday evening.

“The question is whether or not, at some point, Donald Trump faces justice,” Velshi noted. “And maybe that’s while he is the sitting president of the United States, or maybe it’s right afterward. What’s your best guess?”

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“Yeah, so I think it could be either,” Katyal replied.

“I think he has to know that even if he wants to play this get out of jail free card about sitting presidents, he’s not going to be the president forever,” he explained. “There is not going to be a statute of limitations defense that is going to clearly work for him.”

“So he knows he’s facing the serious prospect of time behind bars,” Katyal concluded.

“And really, the card he has left to play is resign and avoid a criminal trial,” he counseled.

“And I think that that’s going to become an increasingly likely possibility as the facts come out and as the American public realizes, they’ve got a guy in office who has lied to the American people, committed felonies, and is in deep violation of his oath, to take care that the laws be faithfully executed and uphold the Constitution of the United States,” he added.

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Trump declares himself the ‘greatest of all presidents’ in manic tweetstorm attacking Pelosi and Democrats

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Donald Trump broke out of his Twitter hibernation on Saturday afternoon just before flying off to Florida for a pair of fundraisers, and used the opportunity to declare himself the "greatest of all presidents."

Attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for not passing his signature trade bill, Trump then went after Democrats for trying to impeach him -- saying they were making a big mistake.

On Twitter, the president wrote: ""Hard to believe, but if Nancy Pelosi had put our great Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada, USMCA, up for a vote long ago, our economy would be even better. If she doesn’t move quickly, it will collapse!"

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Donald Trump sounds like a complete lunatic because he’s isolated himself in a far-right media bubble

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

If you have an older relative who spends way too much time stewing in the conservative media, you may have experienced a moment when you not only disagreed with him, but you realized that you had no earthly clue what he was going on about. Perhaps it was when he started talking about the UN plot to eliminate golf courses and replace paved roads with bicycle paths. Maybe he stopped you in your tracks with a discourse on why flies were attracted to Barack Obama, or complained about the government insisting on referring to Christians as "Easter-worshippers" or expressed outrage over 9/11 hijackers being given leniency by Muslim jurists.

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Trump’s claim impeachment ‘nullifies’ 2016 election blown up in new House Judiciary Committee report

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released their report outlining the offenses committed by President Donald Trump, and the legal framework for impeachment — which clears the way for Congress to write and approve articles of impeachment against him.

One of the key issues examined by the report is the claim, repeatedly made by the president and his supporters, that impeachment would "nullify" the 2016 presidential election and the popular will — which is already a weak claim given that Trump never won the popular vote, and that impeaching Trump would still install Mike Pence as president. But the report more broadly rejects the entire claim that an election result immunizes a president from punishment for official misconduct.

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