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Trump campaign inaugural spending broke at least 3 laws — and the president probably knew: MSNBC legal analyst

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MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said Friday the White House inauguration spending may have broken as many as three laws — and that President Donald Trump likely knew about it.

Kirschner called Trump’s convicted former fixer Michael Cohen “the gift that keeps on giving” after investigators found documents and tape indicating illegal donations and more linked to the inaugural committee.

“There are three crimes, potentially, in play here,” Kirschner said. “One is a prohibition against foreign donations to an inaugural fund. The other is for donating money in exchange for political favors and the third is misuse of donated funds.”

“Hold on tight because here we go again,” Kirschner added, saying it was highly likely the president knew funds were being misused.

“We’ve all heard reported over and over again that nothing really happened without consultation with Donald Trump, certainly with his organization,” he said. “We can assume that pattern may have held when he was in that period when he was the president-elect into the time after his inauguration.”

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Elections 2016

Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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2020 Election

Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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