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This one fact that makes it likely Rudy Giuliani is the ‘target’ of federal prosecutors in Manhattan

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani should be “concerned” that he is the target in a federal investigation by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Alksne explained on MSNBC on Monday.

“Speaking of Rudy Guiliani, there is the new report tonight from The Wall Street Journal that federal prosecutors have looked even at his financial records, his bank records,” anchor Steve Kornacki reported. “What potentially could Rudy Guiliani be facing here?”

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“There’s just a host of investigations going on. The “New York Times has reported this foreign lobbying registration act violation that apparently they had been looking into for some time, about whether or not he was involved in actually lobbying for this corrupt prosecutor,” Alksne replied. “That is one thing.”

“Another is, was he involved with this Frick and Frack who were indicted last week?” she wondered, apparently referring to indicted Giuliani associates Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas.

“Was he part of that? What was his role? And how much money did he get? And what does that mean about conspiracy to commit campaign violations?” the former prosecutor wondered.

“Now we know they’re looking at all his bank — or many of his bank records — and his business dealings in Ukraine which could bring up a whole host of other things,” she explained.

She broke down the major areas of potential legal liability for Giuliani, who once served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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“And were I he, I would be concerned that it looks like, A, they’re looking at his stuff. B, it looks like there was some kind of surveillance in the Frick and Frack indictment investigation — you can tell that by looking at it,” she explained. “And, C, either Frick or Frack might flip on him. This is a guy with a lot of problems.”

She added one more liability, which suggests Giuliani may be a target — the fact Giuliani hasn’t yet been interviewed by investigators.

“What we know about federal investigations and the way we’ve always done them, sort of like a swirling tornado. You go around and around and every way you can before you get to the center and actually interview the subject or the target of the investigation. That looks pretty much to be where Rudy Guiliani is today,” Alksne concluded.

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Trump declares impeachment ‘dead’ — and demands apology — in late night Twitter outburst

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President Donald Trump lashed out on his favorite social media platform late Thursday evening.

Eight minutes before midnight eastern time, Trump unloaded.

Trump wrote, "Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that 'United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden. Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.'”

Trump did not say why he was taking the word of a foreign official over multiple sworn testimonies from members of his own administration.

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Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was masterful in using the word "bribery" to describe President Donald Trump's actions with Ukraine that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, according to a former federal prosecutor.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."

Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.

"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.

"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."

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Giuliani henchmen showered Republican with cash — and Trump almost made him ambassador to Ukraine: report

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Yet another bombshell report has shed new light on President Donald Trump's suspicious Ukraine policies.

"At the same time that Rudy Giuliani and his now-indicted pals were pushing for President Donald Trump to remove Amb. Marie Yovanovitch from her post in Ukraine, Trump administration officials were eyeing potential contenders to take over her job. One of the people in the mix, according to three sources familiar with the discussions, was Rep. Pete Sessions, a former Congressman who called for Yovanovitch’s firing," The Daily Beast reported Thursday night. "He is also a longtime ally of the former New York Mayor, and is believed to have taken millions of dollars from Giuliani’s indicted cronies."

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