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NYT reporter explains how Trump finally figured out the biggest threat to his presidency — and it’s not Mueller

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The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman told CNN Thursday what’s behind President Donald Trump’s week of hysterics on Twitter. She said the president has finally realized that he’s in bigger trouble with the Southern District of New York than he is with Robert Mueller, and he’s not happy about it.

“We talked about what was behind the Twitter spew over the weekend,” said host Erica Hill. “What is the thinking on this Thursday morning from the White House about how much the impending Mueller report is weighing on the president?”

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Haberman replied that the Mueller investigation was a concern, but that Trump and his advisors were beginning to believe it wouldn’t be that “damning.” On the other hand, the SDNY material related to Michael Cohen had thrown the administration for a loop

“I do think the other thing people are missing that took place this week that got under his skin was this unredacted search warrant material that supported the FBI searches on Michael Cohen,” she said. “There were several pages of redacted material that looked like they related to Trump organization issues. I think that was in his head as much as anything.”

“You think some of the legal activity that’s taken place — because we always wonder how much of the president’s public statements and public activity is a response to the investigation,” said co-host John Berman. “That, you do think, has been a little bit of the impetus here?”

“I do. I think it has gotten through to him that his biggest legal exposure is likely in the Southern District of New York,” Haberman responded. “The Southern District investigations which were spun off from Mueller — this was the Michael Cohen case and its various tentacles since his guilty plea — that’s a greater risk to him and I think the people around him know that and he knows it as well. The documents got in his head.”

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GOP lawmaker sits in painful silence for four seconds after CNN’s Camerota schools him on impeachment

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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) sat in painful silence for a full four seconds after CNN's Alisyn Camerota schooled him on the nature of impeachment inquiries.

During an interview on Monday, Camerota asked Davis if he thought it was appropriate for a president to ask a foreign government to help him investigate his domestic political opponents.

Davis said it was not, but then pivoted to saying that House Democrats didn't have enough evidence at the moment to justify holding an impeachment inquiry based on their knowledge of just the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Dems have enough on Rudy Giuliani that ‘they’ll be able to squeeze him’ to cooperate: CNN’s Lockhart

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is being investigated by law enforcement officials for his work in pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden -- and that could make him a valuable asset in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart.

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Lockhart said that Giuliani facing legal jeopardy could give House Democrats everything they need to make him a key witness during impeachment hearings.

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Furious ex-White House official rains hell on Trump video of church slaughter: ’Mass shootings are not jokes!’

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A CNN panel was equally appalled and furious about a video that was shown at the conservative conference held at a hotel owned by Donald Trump that showed the president slaughtering church worshipers who rrepresented CNN, NPR, MSNBC and Black Lives Matter in the "Church of Fake News."

Speaking with hosts John Avlon and Alisyn Camerota, former President Bill Clinton communications director Joe Lockhart seemed visibly angry that it was shown at a conservative sanctioned event that featured Sarah Sanders and Don Trump Jr. as speakers.

Asked by Avlon, "Has there been anything remotly like this in American political history or something truly new and dangerous?"

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