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Legal expert cited by the White House thinks Trump was guilty as charged

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The White House justified pardoning former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik by listing legal scholars who supported the presidential move.

“Among others, this pardon is supported by Rudy Giuliani, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Charlie Daniels, Chief Paul Cell, Judge Ray Reddin, Former Chief of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department John Comparetto, Representative Peter King, Christopher Ruddy, Chief and Mrs. Eddie Gallagher, and Sidney Powell,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

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It was unsurprising to see the White House cite Trump defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Mike Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell or Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy — who never went to law school.

Other names were surprising, such as Charlie Daniels, which could refer to the Democrat who served as Arkansas Secretary of State or the southern musician best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

But the weirdest person on the list is probably former Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Napolitano has frequently frustrated the administration with the legal analysis he has provided for Fox News, which has often contradicted spin from the White House.

“The president has taken an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Instead, he has trashed it,” Napolitano wrote early in February.

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Napolitano also debunked the argument that President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial was unfair and debunked the talking point impeachment was a hoax.

In December, Napolitano revealed that he would vote to impeach Trump for obstruction if he were in Congress.

Napolitano has also concluded that Attorney General Bill Barr may have committed felonies by misleading Congress.

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Despite Napolitano blasting Trump for being unlawful, the White House was referring to Napolitano as a legal expert in good standing on Tuesday.


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Court strikes down GOP law designed to block college students from voting in New Hampshire

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On Thursday, a state court in New Hampshire struck down Senate Bill 3 — one of a pair of controversial GOP-backed voting laws that in tandem make it significantly harder for college students in the state to vote.

BREAKING: New Hampshire Court strikes down SB.3--the voter registration law aimed at disenfranchising college students. Big victory for voting rights in NH and @lwvnh and @prioritiesUSA.

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Trump ‘is going stir crazy because he can’t leave the White House — he needs the spotlight’: ABC’s Jon Karl

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ABC News' White House reporter Jonathan Karl appeared on MSNBC Thursday to reveal some of the tales from his new book about reporting on the Trump administration. Amid the conversation, however, he noted that Trump is desperate to get out and get back to his campaign rallies.

"He is going a little bit stir-crazy because he cannot leave the White House," Karl explained. "This is a guy who, even before he was sworn in, after the election but before he was sworn in, was already out there doing a political rally. He feeds -- he needs that energy, he needs the spotlight, he needs to go out and do this. So, this is an outlet that has replaced the rally."

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US cautiously optimistic as coronavirus curve appears to flatten

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US health officials made cautiously optimistic noises about coronavirus despite a jump in deaths Thursday, suggesting Americans might be able to take summer holidays, as falling hospitalization rates hint at a turning point in the battle against COVID-19.

With unemployment skyrocketing and the economy tanking, President Donald Trump is keen to lift social confinement measures and get the United States open for business again as soon as possible.

Trump's top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci warned America cannot be reopened overnight due to the threat of further waves of infections, but said it could be up and running again by the summer months.

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