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WATCH: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow says Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump are all implicated in the latest legal filings

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on explained why “the president and his eldest children might be in the legal cross-hairs” following Wednesday’s court hearing and legal filing.

“Where we’re going to land I’ll tell you right now, what appears to be legal jeopardy for the president’s company and specifically for the president’s oldest children on the felony counts in which Michael Cohen himself — federal prosecutors in New York and now a federal judge in New York — have all said the president was involved in,” Maddow explained.

Maddow detailed the events in the sentencing hearing for longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen and the nonprosecution agreement reached by longtime Trump friend David Pecker of A.M.I. — which owns the National Enquirer tabloid.

“Well, is there anybody else potentially in trouble for this felony given what prosecutors have made public about the nature of this crime and what they know about it?”

“Yeah!” Maddow continued. “Yeah, as it turns out. Yeah, there is someone else potentially in trouble here.”

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“And they don’t have a nonprosecution agreement and they don’t have immunity, because that’s the president’s company — and specifically the decision-makers inside his company who would have had the authority in that company to help pull something like this off at the time that it happened during the campaign,” Maddow noted.

Maddow put onscreen a composite image of Trump and his three eldest children.

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump on MSNBC (screengrab)

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“And there appear to be five people who fit that bill,” Maddow reported. ” One of whom is the Trump Organization’s financial — chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. He’s been granted immunity by prosecutors in exchange for his assistance in this matter.”

“Then the other four people who were inside the Trump Organization at the time this felony was committed, who apparently would have had the authority within the company to make something like this happen,” Maddow continued. “They happen to be four people who were employed as top executives at the Trump Organization — who all have the same last name.”

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