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‘Trump is going to need more lawyers’: Lawrence O’Donnell says the ‘impeachable offenses became more impeachable today’

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President Donald Trump “is going to need more lawyers” MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell reported Wednesday.

O’Donnell has spent all week examining Trump’s risk of impeachment after having been implicated by federal prosecutors of committing felonies as part of his 2016 campaign for president.

“Impeachable offenses. That’s what Democrat Jerry Nadler (D-NY) — who will be the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — called the election crimes that Michael Cohen says he committed in coordination and with at the direction of Donald Trump,” O’Donnell noted.

“Once again, in federal court today, Michael Cohen and federal prosecutors — and now a federal judge — all described Donald Trump’s participation in those crimes as settled fact,” he noted.

“So those impeachable offenses became even more impeachable today, even more provable today,” he concluded.

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“Donald Trump is going to need more lawyers,” he added. “A lot more lawyers.”

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Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today

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Black GOP strategist called on the carpet by Joy Reid for trying to sidestep Trump’s racist rally as ’empowering’ voters

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