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Feds snared Cohen using ‘tactics used against the Mafia’ — and the ‘loose ends’ lead directly to Trump: Ex-Watergate prosecutor

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Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks says that federal investigators snagged Michael Cohen using the same tactics used against organized crime — and that the “loose ends” revealed link directly to “Individual One”, also known as President Donald Trump.

“Tactics that are used against the Mafia were used against Michael Cohen,” Wine-Banks said. “We don’t know why they started the investigation but we do know that it involved bank fraud and money laundering. But it also involved the possible information that he was acting as a representative of a foreign government.”

“It’s a lot of evidence against him, none of it is linking it to the president,” Wine-Banks said, saying investigations had a way of connecting the dots. “One thing leads to another and now we had information that linked him and crimes to the president, because remember, the indictment makes the president “Individual number 1,” an unindicted co-conspirator.”

“Once you start, it doesn’t end,” she went on. “That’s the reason I also don’t think the Mueller investigation is going away soon, because there’s still a lot of untied loose ends that need to be fully investigated.

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Donald Trump’s biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general

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In an interview that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump told "Meet the Press" that his biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.

"If you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?" NBC host Chuck Todd asked Trump during their interview.

This article first appeared at Salon.com.After the president replied that his do over would involve "personnel," he elaborated that "I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general." When Todd asked Trump to clarify if he thought appointing Sessions was his "worst mistake," the president reiterated "yeah, that was the biggest mistake." He added that Sessions is "very talented" but was cut off by a new line of questioning from Todd before he could elaborate.

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How we view the women of The View: Come for viral catfights — stay for the substance

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In case you missed it, on Wednesday morning Meghan McCain called her co-host and colleague Joy Behar a bitch. And she did it on air, on morning television, on ABC’s “The View.”

McCain, who usually sits quietly during discussions of hot topics statements and opts to weigh in at the end, referred to herself as the show’s “sacrificial Republican.” In response, Behar cooed a sarcastic, “awwww.”

This article first appeared at Salon.com.That’s when the sacrificial lamb growled. “Oh, don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, OK? Don’t feel bad for me.”

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Mitch McConnell caves into Jon Stewart on 9/11 first responders — finally agrees to meet with them

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was completely eviscerated by former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart last week, after McConnell refused to hold a vote on continuing to fund medical care for the 9/11 first responders and workers who helped clean up the collapsed buildings after the attack. But now he's giving in, for now, The New York Post reported.

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