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Cohen’s three suitcases full of evidence ‘must have struck fear in Trump and his family’: Vanity Fair reporter

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Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox told MSNBC on Thursday that President Donald Trump and his family were likely terrified by the sight of Michel Cohen walking into Congress with “suitcases” full of documents as he answered more questions behind closed doors, some possibly addressing allegations that the president’s own lawyers helped coach his 2017 false testimony .

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“One of the most stunning images of the past week, which has been a fairly stunning week when it comes to Michel Cohen, was Cohen entering Capitol Hill yesterday with three suitcases and a big file folder,” she said. “I think that that, to me, was a moment that must have struck fear in President Trump and his family, and anyone who works in the Trump organization.”

“Before his public testimony he spent time digging through boxes in a storage unit to find documents that backed up some of his claims,” Fox continued, citing her own reporting. “He spent this past weekend before he went back to Capitol Hill yesterday doing some more document diving and that is what was able to allow him to bring more documents yesterday about these kinds of edits and about communication he had with lawyers representing various members of the administration about the kinds of changes that they wanted to see made.”

Host Joe Scarborough asked Fox to provide “some insight” into polling that shows “by more than double digits (that) Americans believe Michael Cohen far more than they believe Donald Trump.” Fox was only too happy to oblige.

“What a sad state of affairs that number is, that the American public believes someone who admitted to lying to Congress more than their own president of the United States,” she said. “I think that Cohen felt like he went to Congress and did what he needed to do. I think the fact that he brought documents with him, those suitcases this week and the documents that he showed publicly last week, I think that is why you see the big discrepancy and I think that Cohen was pleased with that.”

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‘Martyrdom for snowflakes’: CNN analyst knocks Republicans who desperately wanted to be arrested at protest

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CNN host Don Lemon reported Wednesday evening that many Republicans wanted to be arrested for storming the secure room where the House Intelligence Committee depositions were taking place.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that he was told "there was never any chance [members] who barged into SCIF would be arrested by [capital police], but some members asked to be arrested. They wanted the optic of being frog-marched out of the SCIF in front of TV cameras. That would help w/GOP narrative of Dem process abuse."

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Commentator Wajahat Ali called it the perfect example of "martyrdom for snowflakes."

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Seth Meyers says Republicans storming classified room looked like a protest at a pharmacy that ran out of Viagra

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"Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers couldn't help but lambast the far-right Republicans angry that they're not being included in the depositions ahead of the impeachment hearings.

Wednesday, Republicans stormed a secure room known as a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), because they seemed to misunderstand the difference between a deposition and a hearing. In Congressional hearings, witnesses will be presented for members of the committee to question. In a classified deposition, the witness can give information that is considered classified for security reasons. Oddly, some members who are allowed in the room were also protesting.

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WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon bursts out laughing over Trump’s new wall in Colorado

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CNN's Don Lemon typically deals with difficult and intense topics at the top of his weekly show. Wednesday night, however, after a serious opener about Syria and ISIS, Lemon broke into hysterics over President Donald Trump's flub saying he would build a border wall on Colorado's border.

"You know why we're going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on our border. And they didn't have it," said Trump. "And we're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado. We're building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works — you can't get over, you can't get under. And we're building a wall in Texas. And we're not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned. And Louisiana's incredible."

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