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‘The Trump people do not do well in courts’: Ex-prosecutor details how right-wing ‘conspiracy theories’ fail before judges

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President Donald Trump’s associates fair poorly in courts of law because they can’t “spin” judges with right-wing talking points, a former federal prosecutor explained on MSNBC.

Former assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York Mimi Rocah explained why Michael Flynn’s Tuesday sentencing hearing was “a good day for the justice system” during an appearance on “All In” with Chris Hayes.

The host noted an early morning tweet from the president wishing Flynn “good luck” in court.

“I think he was hoping Flynn would go in there and say something about the ‘corrupt FBI,'” Rocah noted.

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“There was a whole right-wing conspiracy theory that this whole thing — that everything was going to fall apart today,” Hayes noted.

“And again, it shows that the Trump people do not do well in the courts of law, when you’re dealing with facts and evidence and you can’t just put a spin on things,” Rocah explained. “I think cutting through these conspiracy theories is what we keep seeing happen in courts and that’s heartening.”

Hayes cited Monday night’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when the host explained how prosecutors did not charge Flynn for his role in being a foreign agent for Turkey while advising Trump’s presidential campaign.

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“Flynn could have been charged with this,” Rocah noted.

“This is shocking conduct,” she explained. “There’s other shocking conduct, but he really did betray his country within the first weeks of being in the White House or being part of the administration.”

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BUSTED: Leaked drug exec emails showed them encouraging opioid abuse to the point people would eat them ‘like Doritos’

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On Friday, the Washington Post published excerpts from a damning series of emails released in a landmark case in Cleveland around the irresponsibility of drug manufacturers and suppliers in contributing to the opioid crisis.

In one email exchange, Victor Borelli, an account manager for pharmaceuticals corporation Mallinckrodt, told KeySource Medical vice president Steve Cochrane that 1,200 bottles of 30mg Oxycodone tablets had been shipped, to which Cochrane replied, "Keep 'em comin'! Flyin' out of there. It's like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are..." and Borelli responded, "Just like Doritos keep eating. We'll make more."

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

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On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.

This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.

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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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An "AM Joy" panel on MSNBC descended into talking over each other as host Joy Reid confronted a black GOP consultant over Donald Trump's racist rally in North Carolina.

Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"

McAllister pushed back saying he had walked away from just those type of events, before admitting, "To the greater point. They're using racism as an avenue through which people feel empowered, they lend you the loyalty, they give you the vote. What Republicans need to do is continue to empower people, but not by using racism and not by using phobia."

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