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Trump lawyer could be about to have his law license revoked: biographer

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The testimony from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, was released Monday, only to reveal that Donald Trump Jr. knew about the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations and mislead Congress. The information also revealed that Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow was well aware that he was asking Cohen to commit perjury and allegedly instructed him to do it.

But biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston predicted the president’s namesake will likely get away with it.

“Well, Michael Cohen says quite clearly that he gave false testimony and that Jay Sekulow, who is currently the president’s lawyer, knew about it and advised him to do it,” Johnston recounted. “His law license may be in jeopardy. It certainly says Congress needs to be asking more about what exactly went on with the Trump Tower deal and why they were so desperate to tell so many different stories in an effort to make it go away.”

Cuomo read directly from the transcript released by Congress:

The Chairman: So (Donald Trump Jr.) had more than a passing familiarity that you were working on the project?

Mr. Cohen: Yes, because we talked about if the project got going it would be a fun place for us to go.

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“Nothing can be built on the exchange to implicate Don Jr.’s legal liability,” said Michael Zeldin.

When asked about the project, Trump Jr. said that he was “peripherally aware of it.”

“I didn’t dismiss it nor did Trump Jr.,” said legal analyst Harry Litman. “He thought he was going to be indicted over this and he has avoided testifying about it since. But Mueller already saw it and decided to pass and if Congress wants to go after Trump Jr. for this, they’re going to have to go through the Justice Department and likely they’re going to get a stone wall saying, ‘been there and done that. Move along.'”

Johnston went on to say that Sekulow was aware that what he was suggesting was illegal. Litman cut in to say that this could be a “crime/fraud exception” to the attorney-client privilege.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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Trump campaign frantically announces new ‘polls’ to counter data that shows him losing — but there’s one problem

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Frantically trying to contain the embarrassment after President Donald Trump fired his own internal pollsters for showing him trailing Democrats in key states he previously carried, the Trump campaign is now trying to claim that the bad polls are relying on old numbers and they have newer data that is much more favorable to the president.

But as CNN's Abby Phillip explained on Tuesday evening to anchor John Berman, there's a major problem with the new numbers — they aren't actually matching Trump up with Democrats.

"Despite what the president said publicly about this polling being fake, your sources tell a different story," said Berman.

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‘They don’t trust him’: Ex-CIA operative says intel officials’ efforts to conceal information from Trump is ‘stunning’

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On Monday, former CIA officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett that he had never heard of a situation before like the new reports that intelligence officials concealed information from President Donald Trump about efforts to plant malware in the Russian power grid.

"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"

"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."

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