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Russia expert reveals which parts of Mueller’s investigation Flynn cooperated with — by reading between the lines

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Investigative journalist and Russia expert Michael Isikoff read special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memo for former Trump aide Michael Flynn “about 20 times” — and deciphered it through the redactions for his fellow CNN panelists Wednesday evening.

While many people speculating about what’s underneath the blacked-out phrases in the heavily-redacted memo are “reading tea leaves,” Isikoff admitted, there is a way to “parse it.”

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“There appears to be a reference to three investigations that Flynn has been cooperating with,” the reporter noted– and only one of them is Mueller’s “Russia mandate” that focused on alleged “coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.”

The other two investigations are criminal, Isikoff added, noting that one appears to have been farmed out to US attorneys or other Justice Department prosecutors.

“If you look at the wording in how Flynn’s cooperation is described in each of these three, you see the phrase, ‘substantial assistance in the criminal investigation, non-Russia,'” he pointed out. “That suggests Flynn has provided information about somebody else. He’s fingered somebody who they can bring prosecutions against.”

In the memo’s section about Russia, however, the phrase “substantial assistance” isn’t used — rather, the memo says Flynn “assisted” and “provided useful information.”

To Isikoff, that suggests Flynn didn’t rat someone out for prosecution but rather pointed prosecutors in the direction of others who provided them with further information about the investigations.

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Host Anderson Cooper jokingly pointed out that meanwhile, Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed Flynn didn’t know “bupkis.”

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‘Moscow Mitch’ blunder means Donald Trump can never be vindicated: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for violating a legal principle that has existed for over 1,000 -- and his move means that President Donald Trump can never be vindicated during impeachment.

Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court, has been advising Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats during the impeachment inquiry. He was interviewed on Friday by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.

Tribe said, "what it looks like is that the majority leader is going to conduct this trial as though he's a member of the defense team," Tribe said. "You know, it's an ancient principle, centuries-old -- actually over a millennium old -- that you can't be a judge on your own case and effectively, to allow Donald Trump to call the shots, violates that principle."

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Democrats ‘are being more republican than Republicans’ in Judiciary Committee memo: Post columnist

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A Washington Post editorial is singing the praises of the Judiciary Committee's memo about the impeachment charges President Donald Trump is facing. The memo, titled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” details the fundamental principles of the Constitution the founders outlined to guarantee the country wouldn't fall at the hands of corruption.

"The memo is remarkably originalist. Regardless of what happens with the impeachment, we are getting a much-needed civics lesson," The Post explained.

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Victim of Stephen Miller policy was murdered and dismembered — his body was found in 2 suitcases

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Controversial White House advisor Stephen Miller has pushed President Donald Trump to enact harsh immigration policies, which are getting more attention after a grisly murder.

"A 35-year-old man from El Salvador returned to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration program was brutally murdered in Tijuana while waiting for an outcome to his U.S. asylum case, according to his family’s attorney,'" The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. "During a seven-month period, the man and his family repeatedly told U.S. officials — including a San Diego immigration court judge, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — that they were not safe in Tijuana, the lawyer said."

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