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Ari Melber
AriMelber
see eg p 12 sec 2
See, eg, p 12 sec 2
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
admittedly a technical analytical point but a real distinction
Admittedly a technical analytical point, but a real distinction.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
seeing some incorrect reports that mueller found trump s obstruction failed because staff resisted no mueller
Seeing some incorrect reports that Mueller found Trump's obstruction "failed" because staff resisted - no.

Mueller wrote some of Trump's goals did not "succeed," like having Mueller fired, which is distinct from whether obstruction of justice occurred, as a legal matter.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
a key takeaway the mueller report reveals bill barr was incorrect in his depiction of the mueller report s obs
A key takeaway:

The Mueller Report reveals Bill Barr was incorrect in his depiction of the Mueller Report's obstruction findings -- and the Report details voluminous evidence of obstruction evidence against Pres. Trump.

I'm anchoring special coverage at 3pm ET and 6pm ET...
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
after mcgahn refused report states trump asked mcgahn to lie about it amp falsify records to wrongly claim he
After McGahn refused, Report states:

Trump asked McGahn to lie about it

& falsify records to wrongly claim "he had not been ordered" to fire Mueller

and asked McGahn "why he had told" Mueller the truth

This evidence of the pattern of knowing obstruction Mueller details
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
mueller report details a turning point for trump presidency june 17 2017 trump calls his wh counsel mcgahn at
Mueller Report details a turning point for Trump Presidency:

June 17, 2017: Trump calls his WH counsel McGahn "at home" to demand he get Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

McGahn refused and warned it would make for a "Saturday Night Massacre."

McGahn may have saved Trump from Trump.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
mueller report busts trump for 2016 claims trump publicly doubted russia hacked during 2016 at the same time t
Mueller Report busts Trump for 2016 claims:

Trump publicly doubted Russia hacked during 2016 "at the *same time* that he" privately sought information [REDACTED] about any further planned Wikileaks releases."
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
mueller report the president is not immune from liability for what mueller was investigating contra barr giuli
Mueller Report: The President is not immune from "liability" for what Mueller was investigating, (contra Barr/Giuliani)
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
mueller report trump lawyers argument on obstruction of justice is wrong not supported by principles of statut
Mueller Report: Trump lawyers' argument on obstruction of justice is wrong ("not supported by principles of statutory construction")
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
mueller explicitly says as a matter of doj rules no charges can be brought against potus no charges possible m
Mueller explicitly says as a matter of DOJ rules, "no charges can be brought" against POTUS.

No charges possible means no charges possible, not by Mueller or by Barr.

So Barr's letter was incorrect in its depiction of Mueller. (Barr can reach his own separate views.)
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
john kelly trump wants everything out except trump s tax returns trump interview with mueller democrats rebutt
John Kelly: Trump wants "everything out"

EXCEPT:

Trump's tax returns

Trump interview with Mueller

Democrats' rebuttal memo

The other FISA warrants

White House visitor logs

Bannon's House testimony

Stormy Daniels' story

The list of foreign customers at Trump properties
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
paul manaforts lenient 4 year sentence far below the recommended 20 years despite extensive felonies and post
Paul Manafort’s lenient 4-year sentence — far below the recommended 20 years despite extensive felonies and post-conviction obstruction — is a reminder of the blatant inequities in our justice system that we all know about, because they reoccur every week in courts across America
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
fact a president under investigation for firing the fbi director amp obstructing justice who recently watched
FACT: A President under investigation for *firing the FBI Director* & obstructing justice who recently watched guilty pleas & flipping by his personal lawyer, campaign chair, deputy chair & national security adviser just fired his handpicked AG & replaced him with a loyalist.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
the former us attorney for sdny just told us the sdny could cancel david peckers immunity deal and the sdny ma
The former U.S. Attorney for SDNY just told us the SDNY could cancel David Pecker’s immunity deal — and the SDNY may legally indict a sitting President. 🚨
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
countries presidents visited by 100 days obama mexico canada iraq uk france germany trinidad turkey czechr bus
Countries Presidents visited by 100 Days

OBAMA
Mexico
Canada
Iraq
UK
France
Germany
Trinidad
Turkey
Czech.R

BUSH
Mexico
Canada

TRUMP
None
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
do defendants ever get a max sentence for financial crimes it happens former mayor kwame kilpatrick got the ma
Do defendants ever get a max sentence for financial crimes?

It happens.

Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick got the max *28 years* for fraud & bribery

His co-conspirator got *21 years* (on a potential 28 max)

Unlike Manafort, Kilpatrick expressed remorse at his sentencing hearing.
Ari Melber
AriMelber
crucial point for any national debate over manafort s punishment this is not about what people think his sente
Crucial point for any national debate over Manafort's punishment:

This is *not* about what people *think* his sentence should be.

It is about what the law recommends -- around 20 years -- and why of all defendants, why would this one merit a huge break from that recommendation?
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
in court now prosecutor on muellers team asks rick gates if he committed crimes with paul manafort yes gates s
In court now:

Prosecutor on Mueller’s team asks Rick Gates if he committed crimes with Paul Manafort.

“Yes,” Gates says.

First time a senior Trump campaign official has confessed to a crime on the stand.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
if you can delay it schedule it or decide later whether or not it exists its probably not an emergency
If you can delay it, schedule it, or decide later whether or not it exists ... it’s probably not an emergency.
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Ari Melber
AriMelber
wow the scoop on this new secret tape of devin nunes reveals 1 nunes secretly wants another rosenstein impeach
Wow the scoop on this new secret tape of Devin Nunes reveals:

1) Nunes secretly wants another Rosenstein impeachment push — just after SCOTUS hearing

2) Nunes admits foreign *collusion* on stolen email *is a crime*

(A legal fact, but at odds with Trump legal team)
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