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Incoming Intel Chair Adam Schiff: ‘It is now Donald Trump’s word against everyone else’

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In light of President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen being sentenced to three years in prison, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that it is now the president’s word against everyone else.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after he implicated Trump in a hush-money scandal.

“How do you think the president will be held accountable?” Wolf asked Schiff.

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Schiff said that there are witnesses everywhere now.

“I think the more significant development in the case today than the sentence that Michael Cohen received was the fact that there is this nonprosecution agreement with AMI, the parent [company] of the National Enquirer,” he said. “Because what that means is, this is not simply Michael Cohen’s word against Donald Trump’s, it is now Donald Trump’s word against everyone else.”

Schiff added, ‘There are witnesses at AMI who will testify that these payments were made for the express purpose of influencing the election, by depriving voters of knowledge of these stories of women coming forward to say they had affairs with a candidate running for president.”

Watch the full interview below via CNN.

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These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN

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On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.

Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.

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CNN’s John Berman throws cold water on GOP excitement over FBI official accused of altering Russia document

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Early Friday morning CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota undercut GOP excitement over a report that a former FBI official has been accused of altering a document tied to the investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, saying the employee in question was a lower-level attorney who is no longer with the agency.

On Thursday night, CNN reported that John Durham, the U.S. Attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia probe, has opened a criminal investigation into an FBI official accused of altering a document pertaining to the original surveillance efforts.

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Fiona Hill’s attorney rips the administration: Trump ‘co-opted’ US foreign policy for his own ends

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," National Security Council official Fiona Hill's attorney, Ambassador Lee Wolosky, broke down the implications of his client's testimony.

"The phrase that she used to describe [E.U. Ambassador Gordon] Sondland's mission, a 'domestic political errand,' a lot of people have said that was a big takeaway from today, that sort of encapsulated what was going on here," said Cooper. "Does she agree?"

"Well, yeah," said Wolosky. "As she testified to, I think that what she began to notice is that, in fact, this really wasn't an irregular or shadow foreign policy effort, as some people have called it. It was actually domestic politics. She was doing national security, as were others, and foreign policy, and Sondland and Giuliani were taking steps to advance the political interests of the president. And I think that what she crystallized is how pernicious it can be when our national security and when our foreign policy decision making is basically co-opted or held hostage to the individual political interests of one individual."

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