Michael Cohen says Trump’s downfall will resemble Al Capone’s: ‘You’re not going to get them on murder, extortion, or racketeering. You’re gonna get them on tax evasion.’

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Donald Trump.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesMichael Cohen said he thinks Trump will get indicted on tax charges.Speaking to MSNBC, Cohen predicted Trump would face the "Al Capone effect." Capone, a notorious gangster, was indicted in 1931 on tax evasion charges.Michael Cohen predicted on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump will, like the mobster Al Capone, get taken down by tax fraud charges.Speaking on MSNBC's "Deadline White House," Cohen — who was Trump's lawyer and personal fixer — weighed in on a sprawling probe into the Trump Organization sparked by New York Attorney General Leticia James."Like the Al Capone effect, you're not going to…

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Trump Saw Staffers of Color at White House, Assumed They Were Waiters, Book Says (Rolling Stone)

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Rolling Stone: Trump Saw Staffers of Color at White House, Assumed They Were Waiters, Book Says  —  When Democratic leaders brought a racially diverse group of staffers to a meeting, the former president assumed they were there to serve food  —  IT WAS JANUARY of 2017, and a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump held …

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Trump’s Declassification Claims Are Implausible and Irrelevant

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A few weeks after the FBI searched Donald Trump's residence at his Palm Beach resort, Fox News host Steve Doocy, a longtime ally of the former president, posed a question that remains unanswered. "Why did he have all that secret stuff at Mar-a-Lago?" Doocy wondered during an interview with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Trump's response—that the "secret stuff" was not really secret because he declassified it before he left office—is both implausible and, in the context of the potential crimes that the FBI is investigating, legally irrelevant. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit underlined both points…

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Trump directed Democratic staffers of color to serve food during a White House dinner, books says

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the America First Policy Institute in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2022.Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump mistook a racially diverse group of congressional aides for waitstaff in 2017. Then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had to save the president from the gaffe, according to a new book by NYT's Maggie Haberman. Trump also accused "illegals" of making him lose the popular vote in 2016, per Haberman's book. Former President Donald Trump mistook a group of Democratic congressional staffers for waitstaff and directed them to serve dinner during the early years of his presidency, according…

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The DOJ is having such a hard time finding document digitization vendors willing to work with Trump that it requested more time for the special master review

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Special master Raymond Dearie.Reuters The special master will have to wait a little longer to get his hands on files lugged to Mar-a-Lago. None of the five vendors the DOJ suggested to scan docs wanted to work with Trump, per a new filing. The DOJ asked for one more day to choose someone to digitize 11,000 files for the special master. A special master set to review tens of thousands of documents in the Department of Justice's probe of Donald Trump may have to wait a bit longer as several middlemen have blown off Trump.According to new court documents filed…

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Trump Scores Major Victory In Defamation Case

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by Trevor Schakohl at CDN - A federal court Tuesday opened the door for former President Donald Trump to escape a personal defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who accused him of rape. In 2019, Trump denied writer E. Jean Carroll‘s allegations that he raped her in a New York City department store fitting room in the early 1990s. Carroll subsequently filed a … Click to read the rest HERE-> Trump Scores Major Victory In Defamation Case first posted at Conservative Daily News

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Former GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman says his mother told him ‘I’m sorry you were ever elected’ via text after he criticized Trump: book

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Former Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia.Parker Michels-Boyce for The Washington Post via Getty Images Denver Riggleman said his mother criticized him via text after he spoke out against Trump and QAnon. "You are now part of the swamp ... I'm sorry you were ever elected," she reportedly wrote to him. Riggleman, an ex-advisor to the Jan. 6 committee, detailed the exchange in his new book, "The Breach." Former GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman — an ex-advisor to the January 6 committee — said in his newly-released book that his mother sent him a text message stating she was "sorry you were…

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Russia’s Nuclear Threats Are All Putin Has Left

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This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.Yesterday, I discussed the shambolic attempt under way in Russia to conscript hundreds of thousands of men. Today, one of Vladimir Putin’s minions again threatened the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. What do these threats mean?But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic. Teachers, nurses, and child-care workers have had enough. Maybe we won’t end up like the dinosaurs. Why quitting is…

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