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‘I would prosecute the case today’: Ex-Prosecutor explains why Trump is cooked after National Enquirer flipped

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A former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York said he would charge Donald Trump today if Michael Cohen were to finally start fully cooperating with investigators in his old office.

MSNBC legal analyst Daniel Goldman served as the Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the South District of New York.

“My big question here is what type of legal peril — considering what we see Michael Cohen sentenced to — does this put the president in?” anchor Yasmin Vossoughian asked.

“What really changed the president’s legal peril is the AMI non-prosecution agreement,” Goldman suggested.

“But, without Michael Cohen’s full cooperation in the Southern District — and that campaign finance case is in the Southern District — forget about DOJ policy, even if there were no policy, they would not be charging President Trump,” he suggested.

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But, he noted Trump’s fixer “still has an option right now to fully cooperate” with the Southern District.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Wednesday.

“He can go in and cooperate now. When you add up Cohen’s testimony as we know from what he said in court, the recording between Trump and Michael Cohen and now David Pecker and AMI’s cooperation, I would charge that case today,” Goldman said.

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“You would charge that case today?” Vossoughian asked.

“Right now,” he replied.

“The reason why it’s a game changer is you already had some cooperation with Michael Cohen’s testimony with that recording. Now you have a whole other transaction and a whole other significant witness who is saying the same thing,” he explained.

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“So even with Trump’s changing stories — pick whichever one you want — they don’t hold up against two witnesses admitting that they did this illegally and one recording where Trump’s voice is on it where he clearly knows what’s going on,” he noted.

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This explains why Trump picked a fight with the four Congresswomen of color: analysis

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On one hand, President Donald Trump almost certainly chose to mark out Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) because of his own deep-seated racism.

But there is likely another reason he is doing it, wrote Aaron Blake of the Washington Post's "The Fix" on Wednesday: because his core voters hate them as much as he does.

Blake cited a new The Economist/YouGov poll of 2016 Trump voters' opinions on several politicians. "As you peruse it, it becomes clear that the conventional wisdom about why Trump picked these targets is right: They were ripe for motivating the GOP base ... All of them are better known among Republicans than Democrats, which suggests that a steady stream of coverage in conservative media has elevated them as potential Democratic bogeywomen. Trump is tilling fertile soil. And in fact, they might already be his most effective foils."

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REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries

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Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.

According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.

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House holds Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress

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The House has officially voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress.

Both men refused to abide by a subpoena from the House for documents so they that could investigate actions by both departments.

The last person to be held in contempt of Congress was Bill Barr when he was held in civil contempt, but this was a criminal charge.

In the case of Ross, he is accused of lying under oath to Congress and they requested documents to prove it. Ross refused to provide the information necessary.

Ross has called the contempt charge "political theater" and of no real substance. If that was true, he shouldn't be afraid to provide the documents. Still, he refused.

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