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‘A spanking’: Trump mocked for judge’s ruling with specific ‘personal order’ not to destroy evidence

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Two MSNBC legal analysts broke down a fascinating detail from the judge who ruled on eight years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr.

“A federal judge today has issued a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump’s lawyers, who are keeping his tax returns out of the hands of the Manhattan D.A. who has subpoenaed them in a criminal investigation,” Chris Hayes reported.

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Hayes described Trump’s lawyers as “arguing essentially that not only can a president not be indicted while in office, but he cannot even be investigated at all.”

“As the president finds himself in more than half a dozen legal battles with Congress and others about what he can keep secret, this ruling is as bad an omen as it gets as to how judges will interpret his above-the-law arguments,” Hayes explained.

The host noted that Judge Amy Berman Jackson had ordered the White House to preserve records of Trump’s dealings with foreign leaders.

“Is that as extraordinary a condemnation of the level of trust she has in them as I feel like it is?” Hayes asked for Assistant U.S. Attorney Maya Wiley.

“Yes, it is extraordinary,” Wiley replied. “Because normally the government believes the government.”

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“These are two federal entities, and normally you have full expectation that there will be some honor and some deep abiding of the law,” she explained. “If they tell you something, they’re putting their word on the table and you can accept it. So what the judge is saying is I don’t trust you.”

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman agreed.

“One other point to add, the order ran expressly to the president, so he’s under personal order not to do anything. That is a stunning vote of no confidence from a district court,” Litman said. “To single out the president of the United States, that’s a spanking.”

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Trump’s attacks on Biden’s mental fitness just draw attention to his own problems: Joy Reid panel

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MSNBC host Joy Reid gave some helpful advice to President Donald Trump and his children, who frequently attack former Vice President Joe Biden for his mental health: It makes you look worse.

Speaking to her closing Wednesday panel with Jason Johnson and Howard Fineman, Reid showed a super-cut of Trump's knack for getting words wrong, not knowing how to pronounce simple things, slurring his words, stumbling down the stairs, not knowing where to go, dragging his feet and more.

"Well, you know, my pretext for all my students this fall will be: person, woman, man, camera, tv, and if they can do that, I know they're at least as smart as the president," joked Johnson. "Here's the thing. Joe Biden demonstrated that he literally can ride a bike and do something else at the same time. Like, I have always thought the argument that Joe Biden has lost a step or has some sort of mental deficiency was a complete lie. It's Republicans just projecting. What's important to remember is that no matter how much they spout this nonsense, every single time Donald Trump opens his mouth, he looks worse. There is nothing Joe Biden can say that is more foolish or incoherent than Donald Trump in the middle of a substantive interview."

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Here’s how Trump’s ‘nasty’ jab at Kamala reveals his misunderstanding of women

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President Donald Trump has reprised one of his most common attacks on women — "nasty" — to describe Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

On Wednesday, writing for The New York Times, Katie Rogers broke down how the president's continual attacks on women in politics — combined with his characterization of women voters — reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of modern gender norms.

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Congresswoman criticizes Republican press guy for claim Black folks don’t care about Kamala Harris: Does he know any?

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) hilariously mocked former press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for former President George W. Bush's White House. Fleischer claimed Black people won't be that excited about Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket.

"She's just not that historically exciting to African-Americans," said Fleischer speaking to Laura Ingraham during a Fox News appearance after the announcement.

During a conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid, the host called Fleischer "a sort of a bygone era Republican voice" and asked Bass to listen to his comments.

"I wonder how many African-Americans," asked Bass, chuckling.

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