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It’s the End of the Beginning for Trump

“He’s not going to survive Manafort’s testimony. … I think there’s a substantial possibility that this evidence that Manafort is offering will implicate somebody up the chain.”

— Former White House ethics lawyer Norman Eisen, in an interview on ABC News, saying that he believes this is “not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning for Donald Trump.”

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Mueller’s Approval Rating on the Rise

59%

A new Fox News poll finds approval of special counsel Robert Mueller stands at 59%, up 11 points since July, and 40% expect the investigation will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses, up 5 points.

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Cohen’s Fear of Prison Will Make Him Flip on Trump

“He’s not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life… Michael doesn’t see himself walking down Broadway while people are clamoring, ‘you’re going to be my wife.’”

— Longtime Trump legal adviser Jay Goldberg, telling CNN that he’s thinks Michael Cohen will turn on President Trump and cooperate with federal prosecutors because he’s worried about getting raped in prison.

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‘A Stinging Repudiation of Trump’

“The results across the country [yesterday] represent nothing less than a stinging repudiation of Trump on the first anniversary of his election.”

James Hohamnn

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Voters in ‘Trump Counties’ Say We’re Worse Off Now

34%

“An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surveyed residents of 438 counties that saw a surge last year for Trump or flipped to vote Republican in the 2016 election after previously going for President Obama in 2012. The poll found 32% of people in those ‘Trump counties’ think the country is better off now than it was before Trump assume office. But 41% think the country is worse off,” the Hill reports. “A majority of people surveyed, 53%, don’t think the president has a clear agenda.”

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Former Adviser Says Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Go Lower

“Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s f**ked.”

— Former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg, quoted by Vanity Fair.

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How Low Can Trump Go?

38% to 58%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds President Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest point of his presidency, 38% to 58%. “Looking ahead to the 2018 midterm elections, which take place a year from now, 48% of registered voters in the poll say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 41% want a Republican-controlled Congress.”

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Majority Says Trump Is One of the Worst Presidents Ever

58%

A new Marist poll finds that 58% of Americans believe Donald Trump will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in the nation’s history. Said pollster Lee Miringoff: “Deep into his first year as president, Donald Trump’s less than stellar approval rating has lowered expectations about how history will judge him. For history to treat him kinder, he will have to up his game.”

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No Need to Verify that Quote

“Sir, we didn’t need to verify that he called you a moron, he did it behind your back.”

— MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, responding on MSNBC to President Trump’s criticism that she never verified Rex Tillerson’s quote with him.

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Obama Bashes Trump Over DACA Decision

“To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating — because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel.”

— Barack Obama, bashing President Trump’s decision to rescind an immigration order shielding some children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling the move “cruel” and “self-defeating,” CNN reports.