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Ex-prosecutor takes shot at Jim Jordan over Ohio State sex assault claims before he can question Cohen in House hearing

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon with host Alex Witt, a former federal prosecutor predicted that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will disrupt Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House committee and turn the hearing into a circus in order to protect President Donald Trump.

Along the way, she took a shot at the Republican lawmaker over allegations that he looked the other way when he was a coach at Ohio State as student-athletes were reportedly sexually assaulted.

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According to ex-prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, Trump is a liar and the Jordan will run interference for him during the hearings which could be devastating for the embattled president.

Asked about the prospect, of GOP haranguing Cohen in order to discredit him as not credible, Alksne said she would rather he not testify.

“From a prosecutor’s point of view, you don’t really want your witness in a House committee where Jim ‘looked the other way’ Jordan is doing a cross exam,” she stated. “They’re going to be ugly yelling and screaming and it’s a weird set up.”

“What has happened is people like Jim Jordan are framing this case, that really Mueller should be framing” she continued. “Even if Mueller doesn’t allow him to testify about certain things, it will dissolve into a circus. And prosecutors, we’re control freaks — we want to control the witness.”

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Iran says seized British-flagged tanker ‘free’ to leave

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Iran said on Monday that a British-flagged oil tanker is "free" to leave more than two months after it was seized in the Gulf.

"The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and the oil tanker can move," government spokesman Ali Rabiei told a news conference.

He did not specify when the Swedish-owned vessel would be allowed to set sail.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps surrounded the Stena Impero with attack boats before rappelling onto the deck of the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe fact-checks Trump’s ‘slimy’ lies about Biden: ‘He’s rigging the election!’

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough threw cold water on President Donald Trump's accusations against Joe Biden, as the Ukraine scandal continues to widen.

The "Morning Joe" host ripped the president for pressuring Ukraine's president to dig up dirt on Biden and then leaning on states to cancel Republican primaries to snuff out three challengers' campaigns.

"You talk about an inside game, rigging the process, and we talked about how Donald Trump is rigging the process on the Republican side to make sure that as many states as possible cancel democratic elections for the primary," Scarborough said. "I mean, he's learning from Vladimir Putin the way you get 100 percent of the vote is you just cancel the elections, and that's what Donald Trump is getting Republican operatives to do across the country."

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Trump condemned for moving to ‘roll back the clock’ as letter exposes his attempt to form anti-abortion UN coalition

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"It's not just abortion that they care about, they care about women's ability to exercise autonomy over their bodies and about denying them critical access to the services they need."

Global women's rights advocates raised alarm Monday after a leaked letter showed the Trump administration is pressuring U.N. member nations to join an international anti-abortion coalition.

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