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Attorney bursts Trump boosters’ ‘no collusion’ celebration bubble: ‘SDNY ain’t a fishing expedition’

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A Manhattan criminal defense attorney bashed President Donald Trump and his cronies for prematurely celebrating the “no collusion” findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

MSNBC host Kendis Gibson noted that Trump has called Mueller’s investigation a “fishing expedition” — and caused lawyer Randy Zelin to point out that the other probes into his alleged wrongdoing — especially in his and the president’s shared backyard — are still ongoing and could still hurt him.

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“Fine, then what do you have to say about the Southern District [of New York], which ain’t a fishing expedition?” Zelin mused.

“You have Michael Cohen, who’s already pleaded guilty, you have evidence of campaign finance violations, you have investigations into, now, Trump Organization business dealings, insurance fraud, tax fraud, all kinds of fraud which are unrelated to the Russia investigation,” the attorney declared. “So how does the Mueller report extricate the president from his problems?”

Gibson asked Zelin if he would be celebrating with the president if he were “down there in Mar-a-Lago,” to which the attorney whose office sits adjacent to Trump Tower replied, “I would not.”

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Seth Meyers: You know Trump isn’t the chief law enforcement officer because he couldn’t pass the physical

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers warned that the United States is sliding into authoritarianism under President Donald Trump.

Sounding the alarm Wednesday evening, Meyers cited reports that Trump was making lists of disloyal people, purging them from their jobs, hiring unqualified cronies in top posts, and claiming he has the right to interfere in criminal cases.

While speaking to the press last week, Trump even announced that he's allowed to be involved in all criminal cases because he's the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. It's actually a title used for the attorney general.

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Conservative columnist nails the infectious diseases the Trump White House is suffering from

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On Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot revealed the "diseases" at the heart of President Donald Trump's administration that are weakening their capacity to respond to the very real disease threat from coronavirus.

Simply put: Fevered nationalism, hatred of the civil service, and a pathological desire to erase the legacy of President Barack Obama.

"Covid-19 has already infected more than 80,000 people in 37 countries, causing more than 2,600 deaths, and experts doubt it will slow in the spring," wrote Boot. "That a virus that started in China could have a bad impact on the United States should be no surprise: Diseases don’t respect borders any more than terrorists or trade flows do. Transnational threats require transnational solutions. To cite but one example, many of the medicines and medical supplies that Americans need, including N95 face masks, come from China."

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Trump’s health secretary learned Pence was taking over coronavirus outbreak moments before press conference

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President Donald Trump apparently left Secretary Alex Azar out of the loop on Vice President Mike Pence taking over the coronavirus response.

According to the Washington Post, Azar was "blindsided" by the decision, according to five people familiar with the incident. Azar learned about it moments before the press conference this afternoon.

Pence said that he would run a task force at the Department of Health and Human Services, which Azar is in charge of.

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