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‘They Put That on to Embarrass Me’: Trump Goes on Fox News to Attack Federal Prosecutors

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President Donald Trump just went on Fox News, just 24 hours after his former personal attorney was sentenced to serve three years in prison, in large part for actions he took on behalf of and to help get Donald Trump elected.

“They put that on to embarrass me,” Trump told Fox News‘ Harris Faulkner. “They put those two charges on to embarrass me,” he repeated, referring to the hush money payments made to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.

“They’re not criminal charges,” Trump, who is not an attorney, stated.

Federal prosecutors and the federal judge who sentenced Michael Cohen on Wednesday disagree. In fact, the judge made clear during Cohen’s sentencing that “each of these crimes is a serious offense against the United States.”

“What happened is either Cohen or the prosecutors, in order to embarrass me, said: ‘Listen, I’m making this deal for reduced time and everything else. Do me a favor and put these two charges on,'” Trump claimed Cohen asked the prosecutors.

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There is absolutely no evidence or reason to believe what the President is alleging is true.

If it were, the prosecutors would be in violation of their oaths and presumably could be charged, and if found guilty, sent to jail. As the head of the executive branch, Trump has said he has the power to direct federal investigations. Why hasn’t he asked the DOJ or FBI to look into these allegations?

Trump, according to a Fox News article, went on to say, “It’s a terrible system we have.”

He also said he made a mistake in hiring Cohen a decade ago.

“I hire usually good people but it just happened.”

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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