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Trump should be stripped of presidency because Mueller filing shows he ‘procured it by fraud’: ex-US Attorney

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Americans should consider stripping Donald Trump of the office of the presidency after he “procured the presidency by fraud” a former US Attorney explained on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Saturday.

Former U.S. Attorneys Joyce Vance and Barbara McQuade joined guest host Jonathan Capehart to dissect a week of bombshell news from special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

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“I think one of the most important takeaways here actually is an extra-legal takeaway,” Vance explained. “It’s the notion — that as American citizens — a candidate lied to us during the campaign.”

“That has legal implications for the Mueller investigation, but the bottom line here is that all the time that Trump during the campaign was telling us he had no dealings in Russia, no business in Russia, he was actually sitting on top of a deal that was designed to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars according to filings that we’ve seen this week.”

“This is really shocking,” Vance added.

“This is a significant matter,” McQuade agreed.

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“This is not just a regulatory offense when you talk about campaign finance violations. It could be that President Trump procured the presidency by fraud,” she noted.

“Democracy is all about giving full information to voters so they can cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice,” she reminded. “And by lying and covering up about his past on the eve of the election and violating the laws designed to create transparency, they say that President Trump clouded the process for the American voters.”

McQuade offered an analogy of how to think about the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.

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“When immigrants procure their citizenship by fraud, we strip them of their citizenship. When a president procures his presidency by fraud, should we consider doing the same?” she asked.

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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