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Manafort juror who supports Trump warns the president against pardon: ‘It would send a bad message’

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Paula Duncan, a juror on the Manafort trial, was on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Thursday night, and she had some interesting insight on today’s sentencing.

“Paul Manafort needs to pay the price for what he did,” Duncan said.

“I think Mr. Manafort is going to have a rough 47 months in prison,” she added. “I know his age is a factor in Judge Ellis’s decision [and] I do think that’s a light [sentence] compared to the guidelines.” Duncan told the MSNBC host.

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O’Donnell then asked the juror “having gone through all this evidence you heard, [what] would [you] have liked to have heard from Paul Manafort today?”

“Absolutely,” she replied. “I mean, the man, he broke the law, and no one is above the law….I’ve said that before, and I’ll say that again and again and again….no one is above the law, and he knows what he did. and he just doesn’t seem remorseful, and I think that’s a shame,” she told the MSNBC host.

Then, O’Donnell asked her what she might tell President Trump if she had the opportunity to advise him on a potential pardon for Manafort, as some expect Trump might do soon.

” I would say, President Trump, that’s a big mistake….or a huge mistake as he would say….that would send a bad message to other people and it would make President Trump look bad too,” she said, before adding, “Paul Manafort needs to pay the price for what he did.”

Watch the segment below.

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BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges

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On Tuesday, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported that two former Columbus police officers for the vice unit have been arrested on a number of federal charges.

Ex-Officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster are the same officers who allegedly conspired to frame porn star Stormy Daniels, who became a national name after suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement negotiated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen to bury the story of Trump's sexual affair with her.

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Authorities searching for spring breakers who flew from Cabo on private plane with 28 COVID-19 victims

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Texas authorities are on the lookout for a group of spring breakers who returned from Cabo San Lucas testing positive for the coronavirus.

According to Alyssa Goard at KXAN News, public health officials announced Tuesday that about a week and a half ago, about 70 students in their 20's flew back to the United States on a chartered plane while others used commercial flights. There are 28 youth from the trip who have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifest from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.

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Trump’s schedule is empty because he’s spending his days chatting with titans of industry, world leaders, and celebrities

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President Donald Trump isn't jetting off aboard Air Force One every few days to preside over MAGA and KAG campaign rallies anymore, now that his pandemic is keeping much of the nation – including the president – at home. World leaders have stopped calling – at least in person – so his televised Oval Office diatribes have come to an end, at least temporarily.

Trump's calendar has been looking pretty empty these days (not a dramatic change from pre-pandemic days.)

Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/dst1Nybqbg

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