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President Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress: Report



President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and gave the order while being a sitting president. In a Thursday night bombshell report, Buzzfeed News reports “Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump also ordered Cohen to travel to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin to “jump-start” the Moscow project, the report states.

“Make it happen,” Trump reportedly told Cohen.

And in a possibly first-ever direct implication of the President’s children, Buzzfeed reports Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. “received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project.”

MSNBC’s Jill Wine-Banks weighed in, saying, “I think we’re in new territory tonight.” She adds, “This is obstruction and collusion.”

Here’s MSNBC’s first report:


The ACLU’s Brian Tashman just posted video of Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday asking Trump’s Attorney General nominee, William Barr during his confirmation hearing this key question:

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.



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‘The House Is on Fire’: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Drops a Truth Bomb on Democrats for Not Going After Trump



On Saturday’s edition of “AM Joy,” MSNBC host Joy Reid took Democrats to task for failing to see the big picture at the latest round of Democratic debates, getting bogged down in policy details that voters don’t care about — and not going after the failures of President Donald Trump.

“So let’s get back to Barack Obama for a moment,” said Reid. “Yes, We Can … was not a policy speech. It was a leadership speech. You remember the money line but I doubt you remember many of the details of Obama’s health care plan, other than it would be universal, ensure universal coverage, fulfill a hundred years of Democratic dreams and goals. Barack Obama did not get elected because of the detail of his health care plan. I worked on that campaign. Trust me, nobody in Florida who I talked to — and talking about Obama was literally my job — asked about the details.”

“Obviously speeches is where you define yourself, and at debates you’re stuck with what you get, just a few minutes to talk about much as you can are very, very different things,” said Reid. “The formula for how presidents get elected is the same. Tell us what the other party has done wrong and how you’ll fix it. That’s especially true when you’re running against an incumbent president. Americans elect people that they want to be led by.”

“Now, Democrats, and I mean this as tough love, fighting with each other about the details of your health care plans is not going to help you beat Donald Trump,” said Reid. “Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] is right that Trump and his party are going to call all of your health care bills socialism, they’re going to call all of you ‘open-borders communists.’ Keep your eyes on the job.”

“The house is on fire,” she added. “Tell us what this president has done to set this house on fire, and how you are going to put it out. When the house is on fire, you don’t discuss what kind of begonias you’re going to plant in the window sill because the house is on fire.”

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House Foreign Affairs Chair, a Top Democrat, Announces Support for Impeachment as Numbers Surge



‘Only Way to Achieve Justice’

Since Robert Mueller’s testimony before two House committees last week, at least 17 additional House Democrats have announced they support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The numbers have been growing quickly, with several more Democrats announcing Tuesday they support an impeachment inquiry.

CNN Tuesday evening published a list of “111 House Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into Trump.”

Literally two minutes later news broke a top Democrat, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel was about to release a statement in support of impeachment.

He just did:

“The American people want, and deserve, the truth. Mr. Mueller’s testimony provided ample evidence that the President committed obstruction of justice, and I believe the House must pursue a formal impeachment inquiry,” Chairman Engel says, calling it the “only way to achieve justice.”

ActBlue has a list of 113 House Democrats (plus Republican Justin Amash) supporting impeachment.

114 Democratic Congressmen and Congresswomen supporting impeachment is just four away from a majority of the Democratic caucus.

There are 235 House Democrats out of 435 Members of Congress.

Expect the number to grow in the next day or two, and escalate once a majority is met.

Politico congressional reporter weighs in:


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Watch: Mueller Blows Up Trump’s Lies With One Word



Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning was asked a critical question by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

His answer, just one word, destroys months and months of President Donald Trump’s lies.

“Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” Chairman Nadler asked.

“No,” Robert Mueller replied.

This was President Trump’s response barely hours after his hand-picked Attorney General, Bill Barr, released his fabricated four-page letter claiming to summarize the Mueller Report:

Trump lied. Repeatedly.

Mueller went on later to say, “The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed.”

Exculpated definition: “show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing.”

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