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Maddow is visibly shocked Trump is claiming in court the president can’t even be investigated

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The host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC was flabbergasted by the latest court moves by President Donald Trump as he continues to hide his tax returns from investigators.

The host noted the ongoing legal battle Trump is waging to keep his accounting firm, Mazars, from handing over eight years of his tax returns to New York state investigators.

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The host was shocked by the headline on the front-page of The Washington Post website.

Headline in The New York Times: “Trump Lawyers Argue He Cannot Be Criminally Investigated” screengrab.

The host read from Trump’s legal argument.

“The president cannot be ‘subject to the criminal process’ while in office,” read one quote. “Nor can he be investigated, indicted, or otherwise subjected to criminal process.”

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“Nor can he be investigated? Wait a second,” Maddow said.

“Make no doubt about it, there’s a reason this is on the front page The New York Times right now. The president is not just claiming you can’t indict a sitting president, the president is now claiming you can’t investigate a sitting president,” Maddow explained.

“And now it’s the contention of the Trump Administration that not only can a president not be indicted, he can’t be investigated — at all — for anything. No matter what he does,” she explained.

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“But it is a remarkable thing to see it in black and white. And that is just what they are claiming that the president really could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone in cold blood. Not only are they now claiming that he could not be indicted for doing that, they are now claiming he could not be investigated as to whether or not he did it — no matter how many people saw him do it in broad daylight,” Maddow noted.

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‘Worse than Obama’: Lindsey Graham has full-blown freak out over Trump’s latest Syria statements

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday had a full-blown freak out after President Donald Trump publicly said that the Turkish slaughter of the Kurds in northern Syria was not America's problem.

Writing on Twitter, the senator had his harshest condemnation yet of the president's decision to abruptly pull American troops out of Syria while giving Turkey a green light to invade the area.

"I hope President Trump is right in his belief that Turkeys invasion of Syria is of no concern to us, abandoning the Kurds won’t come back to haunt us, ISIS won’t reemerge, and Iran will not fill the vacuum created by this decision," Graham wrote. "However, I firmly believe that if President Trump continues to make such statements this will be a disaster worse than President Obama’s decision to leave Iraq."

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Ex-GOP lawmaker will run for Senate in Kansas — as a Democrat

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A Kansas state lawmaker who left the Republican Party last year will run next year for the U.S. Senate -- as a Democrat.

State Sen. Barbara Bollier (D-Mission Hills) will run for the seat held since 1997 by the retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), reported the Associated Press.

Republicans have not lost a U.S. Senate race in Kansas since 1932, but Democrats are feeling more confident with the victories last year of Gov. Laura Kelly and Rep. Sharice Davids.

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Trump waves off deaths in Syria: The Kurds are ‘no angels’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to leave Syria by saying the Kurds are "no angels."

Trump made the remarks during a White House meeting.

"They are no angels, by the way," he was quoted as saying about the Kurds.

Republicans have accused Trump of betraying a U.S. ally by abandoning the Kurds to be crushed by Turkish forces in Syria.

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