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Trump hammered for ‘outrageous’ good-luck wish to his ‘felonious national security adviser’ by CNN’s Toobin

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin expressed disgust with Donald Trump on Thursday morning right after the president wished his former national security adviser “good luck” with his sentencing for committing a felony.

Host John Berman got the segment rolling by reading Trump’s early morning tweet aimed at Michel Flynn, who is due in court today.

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Trump wrote: “Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn. Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!”

“We just heard from the president a few hours before the sentencing of Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI which could get him up to six months of prison and the president is wishing him luck,” host Berman explained, before incredulously restating for emphasis, “wishing him luck.”

Asked for comment, Toobin recalled statements made by former FBI Director James Comey.

“It reminds me a little bit of what Comey said, which is, I think, Comey reminded us that we need to take seriously all the stuff the president says,” Toobin began.

“Those of us who are here every day, we somewhat become inured to the whackadoodle tweets and totally outrageous stuff,” he continued. “I thought Comey’s statement was a good reminder of how outrageous this stuff is and how much of a departure from the norms and tradition of the presidency.”

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“Good luck to my felonious former national security adviser?” he scowled before grasping for words. “It’s just — well, I thought Comey gave us a good reminder of when it’s important to be outraged, which is often.”

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‘They offered him no humanity’: Floyd family attorney rips Minneapolis for adding ‘insult to injury’

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On Friday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of George Floyd, expressed his outrage at how local officials are handling the case — and demanded harsher prosecution of the officers responsible.

"The family does not trust the Minneapolis Police Department or anybody affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department, Anderson," said Crump. "Remember the first report that came out, they gave so much false information in that report, talking about George was resisting. George was threatening, saying that he died of a medical condition. Never once mentioning the fact that this officer had his knee on his neck, not just for one minute, two minutes, three minutes, four minutes, five minutes, six minutes, seven minutes but for eight minutes ... people need to understand, the last eight minutes of his life he was struggling to breathe, telling them I couldn't breathe, and they offered him no humanity."

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WATCH: Protester scales Secret Service building to spray-paint profane anti-Trump message

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On Friday, protests around the country continued against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As CNN covered shots of protests in Washington, D.C., one demonstrator could clearly be seen scaling a Secret Service building, before taking out a can of spray paint and writing "F**K TRUMP" on the edifice.

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Some commenters on social media noticed, and tweeted their support for the protester.

Just watched this white boy hero climb these bars & spray paint "FUCK TRUMP" on live TV. #BlackLivesMatter @CNN pic.twitter.com/89nLCK52fc

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CNN’s Jim Acosta walks through all the times Trump has ‘thrown gasoline’ on racial tension

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On CNN Friday, following President Donald Trump's abrupt exit from a press conference following a racially charged tweet, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta broke down President Donald Trump's history of stoking racial tensions during moments of crisis.

"He is trying to clean up this tweet that he posted last night," said Acosta. "First, just what the president said a few moments ago. He said the looters in Minneapolis should not be able to drown out the voice of so many peaceful protesters. That, obviously, is a very mild version of what he was trying to say or he claims he was trying to say last night when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That obviously is an expression steeped in all kinds of ugliness. The Miami Police chief back in 1967, when there was unrest in that city, used that expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words like that in 1968."

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