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Evidence suggests Trump tried to obstruct at least three different investigations: Defense lawyer

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White-collar criminal defense attorney Caroline Polisi told CNN on Wednesday that we now have evidence that President Donald Trump has tried to obstruct at least three different investigations into either him or his associates.

While analyzing the bombshell New York Times report about Trump asking former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to put a loyalist in charge of probes being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Polisi if this behavior would constitute obstruction of justice.

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“It would,” Polisi replied. “It would definitely be part of a larger pattern or practice, a mosaic theory of the case. We now have three investigations that it’s alleged that the president may have obstructed.”

She then went on to explain that Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the SDNY’s investigations into former “fixer” Michael Cohen and potentially corrupt actions by his inauguration committee.

It’s unclear that Trump has actually succeeded in thwarting any of these investigations, Polisi added, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t be guilty of criminal obstruction.

“Prosecutors charge attempted conspiracy all the time,” she said. “I think that has been sort of the defense of the White House: ‘Well, nothing ever came of it, right?’ In every facet of every crime alleged here, the defense has always been nothing ever came of it. That’s just wrong, legally speaking.”

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Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’

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Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.

During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.

"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."

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Rand Paul snaps at Liz Cheney over Iran warmongering and announces plans to help her opponent

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her desire to attack Iran and her defense of departed White House adviser John Bolton.

Asked about his ongoing feud with the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Paul said the congresswomen is out of touch when it comes to American's taste for war.

“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation," Paul explained. "It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran, so really there was nothing good about the Iraq war and Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney and John Bolton still don’t get it. They are still advocating for more regime change in the Middle East.”

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‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics

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On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.

The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.

"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.

"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.

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