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‘Deliberate law breaking’: Watch prosecutors explain the charges against Giuliani henchmen

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On Thursday, federal prosecutors indicted two men—Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—for breaking campaign finance law.

Parnas and Fruman, close associates of Rudy Giuliani, have acted as emissaries in Ukraine for the president’s lawyer in his efforts to dig up dirt on the Bidens.

Thursday afternoon federal agents held a press conference to explain the severity of the charges against the men. They said the two engaged in “deliberate lawbreaking.” They’re accused of channeling money from Russians to GOP candidates—and of using their influence to try and get the Ukraine ambassador fired.

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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman explained the two men “sought political influence not only to advance their own financial interests, but to advance the political interest of…a Ukrainian government official who sought the dismissal of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine,” Berman said.

William Sweeney, Assistant Director-in-charge of the FBI’s New York office, explained the import of the arrests to U.S. Democracy.

“Campaign finance laws exist for a reason. American voters deserve a campaign process that’s not corrupted by foreign interests,” Sweeney said.

“We gather evidence. We collect facts. And we will act on them when appropriate.”

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Internet stunned as pro-Trump reporter uses White House briefing to suggest the president depose Joe Scarborough

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At Thursday's White House briefing, OANN reporter Chanel Rion suggested to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany that President Donald Trump should welcome a defamation suit from MSNBC host and former congressman Joe Scarborough — so that Trump can depose him and further investigate the conspiracy theory that he murdered staffer Lori Klausutis.

Even McEnany herself seemed taken aback by the suggestion, saying "I have no further comments."

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Here's OAN's Chanel Rion asking Kayleigh McEnany about the possibility of Trump deposing Joe Scarborough in a lawsuit to find out if the MSNBC host actually killed Lori Klausutis. pic.twitter.com/rDyQlpMnov

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Trump claims he had to vote by mail because he was busy at the White House — he was actually golfing in Florida

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While pushing false conspiracy theories about mail voting, President Donald Trump has argued that he was allowed to vote by mail in Florida, because he was unable to vote in person. Like thousands of other claims made by the president, this one is simply not true.

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Kayleigh McEnany suggests Trump has never lied as she clashes with CNN’s Jim Acosta over Twitter’s fact-checking

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During an exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta this Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany suggested that Donald Trump has never intentionally lied during his tenure as president.

After discussing Trump's recent attacks on social media platforms for allegedly being biased against conservatives, McEnany called on Acosta, who asked her if she thinks Trump should be fact checked on Twitter.

"...especially this president, who has made so many false and misleading statements that has put fact checkers to work across the world," Acosta said, adding that the Trump administration is "trying to silence fact checking."

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