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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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Maxine Waters calls for Trump’s Cabinet initiate the 25th Amendment ‘before this would-be dictator takes us all down’

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for Donald Trump to be removed from office on Friday.

"Is there one brave member of Trump’s cabinet who would move to initiate the 25th Amendment to remove him from office?" Waters asked on the president's favorite social networking platform.

The 25th Amendment would allow Vice President Mike Pence to ascend to the presidency if a majority of Trump's cabinet declares "the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

"Now is the time to save our country before this would-be dictator takes us all down!" Waters warned.

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Manhattan DA announces protesters arrested by NYPD will not be charged: ‘Our office has a moral imperative’

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The Manhattan District Attorney announced on Friday that his office would not be prosecuting protesters arrested for low-level crimes.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. announced that Unlawful Assembly and Disorderly Conduct would not be prosecuted during the demonstrations over police violence.

"“The prosecution of protestors charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve. Days after the killing of George Floyd, our nation and our city are at a crossroads in our continuing endeavor to confront racism and systemic injustice wherever it exists. Our office has a moral imperative to enact public policies which assure all New Yorkers that in our justice system and our society, black lives matter and police violence is a crime. We commend the thousands of our fellow New Yorkers who have peacefully assembled to demand these achievable aims, and our door is open to any New Yorker who wishes to be heard," Vance said in a statement.

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Chicago Police Board president files complaint alleging he was struck 5 times by cops at George Floyd protest

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On Friday, WTTW reported that Ghian Foreman, the president of the Chicago Police Board, has filed a complaint alleging he was beaten in the legs five times by police officers at a protest against the killing of George Floyd last Sunday.

The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian commission that has power over police disciplinary cases.

"Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability alleging that he was struck by at least one officer during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, said Ephraim Eaddy, a spokesperson for the agency," said the report. "Foreman’s complaint, which identifies the officer Foreman said struck him, is one of 344 complaints of police misconduct filed with COPA between midnight May 29 and 7 a.m. Friday, Eaddy said. The complaint itself is confidential."

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