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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Watergate Prosecutor: New Indictments Are First Step Toward Impeachment

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians connected to the Trump campaign raises fresh questions about who in America, and potentially the campaign itself, gave the Kremlin inside help in disrupting the U.S. presidential election.

The indictments upend Trump’s attempts to smear the Russia investigation as a “witch-hunt.” And as former Watergate assistant special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Monday night, they also point to a “dereliction of duty” on Trump’s part to protect the nation.

And that, she says, is “an impeachable offense.”

“Donald Trump has not lived up to his constitutional duty to protect America,” said Wine-Banks.…

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Jared Kushner In Trouble As Mueller Expands Probe To His Foreign Money

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner’s efforts to secure foreign funding for his family’s real estate company during the presidential transition, CNN reported on Monday.

According to CNN, Mueller is expanding his probe beyond Russia to look at Kushner’s contacts with potential foreign investors from several different countries, including China and Qatar. This is the first sign that Mueller’s investigation is looking at Kushner’s financial dealings with countries other than Russia.

Previous reports indicated that Mueller was focusing on Kushner’s contacts with Russian officials, his relationship with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and the role he played in the Trump campaign’s data operation.…

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