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February 26, 2019 11:55 a.m.
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Here’s a minor or perhaps not so minor point to keep in mind as we get set for Michael Cohen’s marathon week on Capitol Hill.

President Trump was widely criticized for repeatedly calling for law enforcement action against members of Michael Cohen’s family, particularly his father-in-law, a man named Fima Shusterman, an emigrant from what is now Ukraine. Cohen even claimed, not unreasonably, that Trump was threatening or at least encouraging others to perhaps endanger his family. The fact that a sitting President would do either of these things is a disgrace and more clear evidence of his unfitness for office.

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