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Latest Manafort Russia bombshell puts former campaign head ‘in a box’ with little hope of Trump pardon: ex-US Attorney

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Former United States Attorney Joyce Vance explained why President Donald Trump will be unlikely to pardon Paul Manafort, who chaired Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Vance joined MSNBC’s Morgan Radford to discuss Saturday’s bombshell report by Time magazine about a former Russian spy putting pressure on Manafort over his multimillion dollar debts.

“There’s a lot information in circulation that talks about Paul Manafort’s indebtedness to Russian oligarchs and his efforts to pay them back, perhaps through briefings he offered to give during the campaign,” Vance reminded.

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“The box Manafort will find himself is that at some point President Trump will be faced with the fact that there’s just too much evidence that Manafort was a creature of the Russians,” she predicted. “That means Trump will have to distance himself from Manafort.”

“So if what Manafort is looking for is a pardon, those chances look increasingly dim — it’s tough for a president to pardon someone who was in bed with one of our national enemies,” she added.

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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