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Ex-prosecutor says it’s beyond doubt in her mind — Paul Manafort ‘conspired with the Russians’

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Former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah explains why she has concluded that former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort conspired with Russians in the 2016 presidential campaign during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” with Brian Williams.

“Prison can be a rough environment, especially if you are not used to it,” Williams noted. “But I also know that there is nothing feds like less than entering a deal with someone who goes back on that deal. So this can be an ineffective death sentence for him.”

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“Absolutely,” Rocah replied. “Prosecutors don’t tear up cooperation agreements lightly, it’s something that they do when they think the lying has been intentional, significant, material, serious.”

“I just want to point out, what did he lie about,” she explained. “It seems like specifically he was lying about the fact that they were continuing to discuss this Ukrainian peace plan — which is really just another way of saying sanctions relief, we can just fit that in there — even while he was Trump’s campaign adviser and for several meetings afterwards.”

“So that’s one of the core pieces that he lied about and the other piece, it seems, is about the transferring of this poll data,” she continued.

“So the two pieces we have all been talking about — relief from sanctions and Russian interference in the election — those are the two things that he lied about,” Rocah noted. “And that just sends off red flashing signals and I really think it’s almost beyond a doubt in my mind that Manafort conspired and the Russians.”

“It’s a question of who is he protecting by lying — if anyone — and why?” she added.

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Trump claims ‘great reviews’ for COVID-19 response — while complaining he ‘got no credit’

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In a tweet fired off this Monday afternoon, President Trump painted a rosy picture of the response to his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he's received "great reviews" for his performance.

"Great reviews on our handling of Covid 19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus," Trump wrote. 'Ventilators, Testing, Medical Supply Distribution, we made a lot of Governors look very good - And got no credit for so doing. Most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!"

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Trump triggers outrage by attacking veteran congressman on Memorial Day

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On Monday, President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) in a tweet promoting his GOP opponent, calling him an "American fraud" and a "puppet" who will destroy gun rights and voted to impeach him "on nothing."

Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement! https://t.co/v1OnY0MI8m

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Video catches woman in Central Park falsely reporting ‘an African-American man threatening my life’

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A video circulated on social media on Monday showed a woman in Central Park falsely claiming that an "African-American man" threatened her life.

The incident was said to occur between a man and a white woman over the Memorial Day weekend. Cell phone video shared on Twitter revealed a verbal confrontation as the woman was exercising her dog without a leash.

After the man asked the woman to put her dog on a leash, he took out his phone to film her.

"Please stop," the woman says. "Sir, I'm asking you to stop recording me."

"Please don't come close to me," the man replies.

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