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‘His future looks like it’s behind bars’: CNN legal expert says Cohen filing spells doom for Trump

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Even though President Donald Trump is frantically denying any legal wrongdoing, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Monday that the president is in grave legal danger.

During the interview, Katyal said that while it was unlikely Trump would be indicted while still in office, the president would have to immediately prepare for criminal prosecutions the minute he left office.

“Trump knows he’s facing some pretty strong criminal liability when he leaves office, one way or another,” Katyal said. “Even if a sitting president can’t be indicted, he’s got to know his future looks like it’s behind bars unless he cuts a deal with the prosecutors.”

Camerota then asked Katyal to compare Trump’s alleged felony campaign finance violation with the violation made by former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, and Katyal said there was absolutely no comparison.

“This is not an ordinary campaign contribution,” he said of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s 2016 payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. “These are potentially the most significant contributions in the history of the United States. These payoffs very well may have swung the entire election. That’s very different than payments made over a period of years… here, the timing really smells.”

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Ex-Reagan adviser nails why white evangelicals flock to Trump in devastating takedown of fake Christians

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Why do evangelicals — or at least, white ones — love President Donald Trump so much? Why do they stick by a president who has barely even read the Bible, has defiled marriage, and embodies the antithesis of so much of what their churches preach? Why, according to polls, did they essentially decide overnight that it's no longer important for a president to have strong personal morals to be an effective leader?

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Ivanka bashed by CNN guest for jumping into Trump’s racism scandal late and trying to make herself look good

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Appearing on CNN, the author of a piece in The Atlantic on Ivanka Trump's disappearing act whenever her father, President Donald Trump, does something offensive, said the first daughter likes to pick her spots when she can be "part of the show."

Speaking with CNN host Ana Cabrera, journalist Elaina Plott said Ivanka's influence on her father has been overstated since the beginning of his presidency and she moves into the public eye when it benefits her.

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CNN host forced to explain to Republican Rick Santorum why Trump’s attack on Democratic lawmakers was racist

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During an appearance on CNN's "New Day" -- along with fellow Republican Charlie Dent (PA) -- ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) received a lecture from host John Berman on why Donald Trump's tweets and attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were racist.

While Dent revealed that down-ticket Republicans running for re-election in 2020 are "terrified" that Trump's descent into overt racism as a campaign strategy may kill their chances of holding their seats, Santorum said he was disgusted with the whole spectacle while saying he didn't see the attacks as racist.

Asked about the president's attacks, Santorum tried to brush them away and blame the recipients of Trump's ire.

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