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WATCH: Rep AOC gets Michael Cohen to admit under oath that Trump committed insurance and tax fraud

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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday got longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen to admit that Donald Trump committed federal and state crimes.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, was able to get Cohen to testify about federal insurance fraud and local tax fraud in New York and Florida.

“I want to ask a little bit about your conversation with my colleague from Missouri about asset inflation. To your knowledge, did the president ever provide inflated assets to insurance companies?”

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“Yes,” Cohen replied.

“Mr. Cohen, I want to ask you about your assertion the president may have improperly devalued his assets to avoid paying taxes. According to an August 21, 2016 report by The Washington Post, while the president claimed in financial disclosure forms that Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, was worth more than $50 million, he had reported otherwise to local tax authorities that the course was worth, quote, no more than $5 million,” Ocasio-Cortez noted.

“Mr. Cohen, do you know whether this specific report is accurate?” she asked.

“It’s identical to what he did at Trump National Golf Glub at Briarcliff Manor,” he replied.

“To your knowledge, was the president interested in reducing his local real estate bills, tax bills?” Ocasio-Cortez asked.

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“Yes,” Cohen replied.

“How do you do that?” she asked.

“What you do is deflate the value of the asset and put in a request to the tax department for a deduction,” Cohen answered.

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Trump made a ‘huge mistake’ talking to reporters about impeachment: Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann

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One of former special counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors explained on MSNBC how President Donald Trump made a "huge mistake" on Wednesday.

Andrew Weissmann, who is now an MSNBC legal analyst, was interviewed by Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press Daily."

The former federal prosecutor says Trump committed a blunder by denying a call with a Gordon Sondland staffer.

"Why is that?" Todd asked.

"Because he now can’t rebut it," Weissman replied.

"He has now said I don’t remember that phone call. So you’re going to have Sondland testifying to it. You’re going to have a staffer testifying to it," he explained. "If [Trump] doesn’t like their testimony, he’s going to have to say, 'Oh, now I remember that I didn’t say that.'"

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Republicans want Americans to believe Trump cared deeply — about something he never mentioned

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One of the main points made by Republicans during the House hearings on the impeachment claimed that President Donald Trump cared so deeply about corruption in Ukraine that he was holding back the funding. It wasn't bribery because it was all about legitimate foreign policy, according to Trump and the Republicans in Congress.

Their greatest problem is that Trump has never held back speaking out about something he cared for. As the Washington Post noted, the argument doesn't stand up.

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‘He can’t understand why what he did is wrong’: George Conway says Trump is incapable of being president

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway ripped President Donald Trump on MSNBC on Wednesday.

Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, spent his day with MSNBC to provide live analysis on the first day of televised impeachment hearings.

"It’s also striking, George, that every defense falls apart almost before the end of a single news cycle," anchor Nicolle Wallace reported. "Everything that people have said in an effort to defend him has collapsed under the weight of the president’s conduct."

"What we just heard the president say is delusional," Conway replied. "And it’s debilitating."

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