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‘Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed’: Rudy Giuliani insists Trump’s campaign violations are ‘not a big crime’

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to wave away allegations that the president engaged in a conspiracy to break campaign finance laws before his election.

Former Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison on a variety of charges, and he implicated the president in the crime and coverup — which Giuliani insisted was not a serious violation, reported The Daily Beast.

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“Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed,” Giuliani told the website. “This was not a big crime.”

Prosecutors have heard recordings of the president discussing hush money payments with the attorney and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, who is also cooperating with investigators, but Giuliani compared the apparent felony crimes to parking citations.

“I think in two weeks they’ll start with parking tickets that haven’t been paid,” he said.

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Career diplomats fear ‘retaliation’ for defying Trump — here’s why they’re doing it anyway

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In an article for the Washington Post on Tuesday, reporter Lisa Rein analyzed the dire choice facing many career civil servants in the Ukraine scandal — by coming forward, they risk reprisal and public abuse from President Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, many, like Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, diplomat William Taylor, and National Security Council official Fiona Hill, are doing so. And Rein broke down how significant this is.

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Mulvaney drops last-minute lawsuit over subpoena and instead ‘will rely on the direction of the president’

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has reversed course once again and will not sue the U.S. House of Representatives for issuing a subpoena that he has vowed not to honor.

On Monday, Mulvaney's attorney said that his client is dropping plans to join a lawsuit brought by former national security adviser John Bolton’s aide, Charles Kupperman.

Attorney William Pittard said that Mulvaney would file a separate lawsuit instead in opposition to a subpoena from House Democrats.

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Manafort said he would personally update Trump on WikiLeaks’ damaging Hillary Clinton leaks: Rick Gates

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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates on Tuesday testified in court that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said that he would personally give then-candidate Donald Trump updates on the timing of WikiLeaks' damaging information dumps on Hillary Clinton.

As reported by Vox.com's Andrew Prokop, Gates told the court that Manafort in 2016 instructed him to regularly touch base with Trump ally Roger Stone to get information about when WikiLeaks could be releasing stolen emails intended to harm Clinton's campaign.

Manafort then said that he would update others in the campaign, "including the candidate," about future email drops, Gates testified.

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