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Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein: ‘President Donald Trump’s pattern with Russia is damning’

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On Friday, legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein appeared on CNN to discuss a damning new report alleging that President Donald Trump ordered his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about Trump tower in Moscow.

Bernstein cautioned that we need to know more about the evidence behind the claims. Nevertheless, the story fits a pattern of relentless misconduct, much of which can be traced to President Vladimir Putin.

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“No matter how sensational this story, the pattern itself is so damning about the president of the United States and his conduct as a candidate and as the president in terms of whether wittingly, unwittingly, half wittingly he has been manipulated at almost every significant turn by Vladimir Putin,” Bernstein said.

Bernstein pointed out that Cohen also told prosecutors Trump knew in advance about the Trump tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Russian agents.

He denounced the GOP for failing to hold the president accountable.

“Republicans have been craven and unwilling to demand serious investigations themselves,” Bernstein said.

“Why haven’t Republicans thus far except for self interest and very little interest in what’s good for the country been more demanding of let’s get to the bottom of President and the Russians?” he asked.

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“The most egregious and consistent lies, by his family, by his sons have been about Russia.”

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Lindsey Graham is ‘about to go down’ — because Trump has something on him: Joe Biden

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In a CNN interview with Don Lemon, former Vice President Joe Biden predicted that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is clearly compromised by something that is prompting his behavior on Russia issues.

"Let me ask you. because Lindsey Graham now, who you've worked with, who was a friend," Lemon began his questions. "I know this, video of him saying, 'oh, you are the nicest person he's ever met. You're the greatest man.' 'And now asking the State Department for documents for you and your son. What do you say to Lindsey Graham and folks like him?"

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‘Stop screwing around!’ CNN’s Berman erupts after John Bolton posts cryptic ‘stay tuned’ tweet

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CNN's John Berman on Friday grew visibly angry after seeing that former Trump national security adviser John Bolton posted a cryptic tweet on his account telling his followers to "stay tuned" for more information.

On Friday morning, Bolton posted on Twitter for the first time since September and wrote, "Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months. For the backstory, stay tuned."

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These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN

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On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.

Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.

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