Lawrence: β€˜You get monsters like Donald Trump thanks to people like Hope Hicks’

MSNBC
3 May 202419:39

Summary

TLDRThe transcript details a narrative surrounding Donald Trump's courtroom behavior and the contrasting testimonies of Hope Hicks and a dedicated young woman from the District Attorney's Office. The young paralegal's meticulous work led to the admissibility of Trump's incriminating social media posts, showcasing her commitment to justice. In contrast, Hicks, portrayed as a symbol of privilege, is criticized for her unwavering loyalty to Trump despite his dishonesty and harmful actions, including during the January 6th Capitol attack. The speaker questions why Hicks continued to support Trump, especially after witnessing his deceitful nature, and laments the societal impact of those who enabled his presidency.

Takeaways

  • πŸ‘€ The speaker discusses Donald Trump's behavior in the courtroom, noting a change in his demeanor from glaring to avoiding eye contact after being criticized on a show.
  • πŸ“Ί The speaker believes Trump watched the show and adjusted his behavior in response to the criticism.
  • 🚫 The speaker highlights the role of a young woman in the District Attorney's Office who worked on gathering social media evidence related to Trump's case, emphasizing her dedication and the difficulty of her job.
  • πŸ›οΈ The judge allowed the introduction of social media posts as evidence after the paralegal's convincing testimony, overcoming objections from Trump's lawyers.
  • πŸ—£οΈ Hope Hicks, a former Trump aide, testified and was questioned about her credibility, with the speaker suggesting she has a casual relationship with the truth.
  • πŸ’Έ The disparity between Hope Hicks' privileged background and the low pay of the paralegal is emphasized, with the speaker criticizing Hicks for her choice to work for Trump.
  • πŸ“½οΈ The speaker recounts the Access Hollywood tape incident and Trump's single public apology, highlighting the work done by the paralegal that allowed such evidence to be presented in court.
  • 😒 Hope Hicks' emotional display during her testimony is mentioned, but the speaker expresses indifference to the reasons behind it, focusing instead on the impact of her work for Trump.
  • πŸ€” The speaker questions why Hope Hicks did not quit working for Trump, especially after the Access Hollywood tape and other controversial incidents.
  • ❌ The speaker accuses Hope Hicks of contributing to Trump's presidency and, by extension, to the problems caused by his administration.
  • πŸ“’ The final takeaway is a call to consider the importance of the question of why individuals like Hope Hicks continued to support and work for Trump despite the evidence of his unsuitability for office.

Q & A

  • What was the main focus of the speaker's commentary on Donald Trump's behavior in the courtroom?

    -The speaker focused on Donald Trump's attempt to intimidate by glaring and how he chose not to look at the speaker in the courtroom the following day, possibly after watching the speaker's show and heeding the advice given.

  • Why did the speaker believe that Donald Trump did not glare at them in the courtroom on the subsequent day?

    -The speaker suggested that Trump likely watched their show, where they criticized his glare, and decided to avoid making a scene, following the advice that was given on the show.

  • What was the significance of the young woman working in the District Attorney's Office mentioned in the script?

    -The young woman's role was significant because she was responsible for analyzing and saving social media posts as potential evidence in criminal trials, including those related to Donald Trump.

  • How did the judge react to the objections raised by Donald Trump's criminal defense lawyers regarding the introduction of social media posts as evidence?

    -Judge Juan Merchan overruled every objection raised by the Trump lawyers, allowing the introduction of the social media posts as exhibits in the trial.

  • What was the speaker's opinion on Hope Hicks' testimony and her portrayal of Donald Trump?

    -The speaker was critical of Hope Hicks, accusing her of lying about Trump's work ethic and being a symbol of privilege. The speaker also questioned why Hicks continued to work for Trump despite knowing he was dishonest.

  • Why did the speaker mention the Access Hollywood tape in relation to Hope Hicks?

    -The speaker mentioned the Access Hollywood tape to highlight a moment when Hope Hicks continued to support Trump despite clear evidence of his inappropriate behavior, as captured in the tape.

  • What was the speaker's view on Hope Hicks' role in the Trump campaign and her response to the Access Hollywood tape?

    -The speaker suggested that Hope Hicks was an unqualified and privileged figure who continued to support Trump even after the release of the Access Hollywood tape, which damaged Trump's public image.

  • What was the speaker's stance on Hope Hicks' actions during and after the January 6th Capitol attack?

    -The speaker criticized Hope Hicks for not making any attempt to get Trump to stop the attack on the Capitol and for not providing significant help to the January 6th Committee.

  • How did the speaker compare Hope Hicks to Cassidy Hutchinson in terms of their actions and testimonies?

    -The speaker contrasted Hope Hicks' lack of action and minimal help to the January 6th Committee with Cassidy Hutchinson's efforts to convince Mark Meadows to stop the Capitol attack, highlighting Hutchinson as a more important and active witness.

  • Why did the speaker express frustration that Hope Hicks was not asked why she didn't quit the Trump campaign?

    -The speaker believed that Hope Hicks should have quit the campaign due to Trump's dishonesty and dangerous behavior, and felt that her continued support contributed to Trump's presidency.

  • What was the speaker's final judgment on the role of people like Hope Hicks in enabling figures like Donald Trump?

    -The speaker concluded that people like Hope Hicks, who continued to work for and support Trump despite his behavior, were responsible for enabling a 'monster' like Trump to occupy the presidency.

Outlines

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πŸ‘€ Trump's Gaze Averted: A Tale of Two Courtroom Reactions

The first paragraph details the narrator's experience in a courtroom where Donald Trump was present. The narrator discusses Trump's behavior, specifically his choice to avoid eye contact after an incident the previous day where he had glared at the narrator. The narrator suggests that Trump's change in behavior was influenced by watching the narrator's show and heeding advice not to make a scene. The paragraph also touches on the presence of Hope Hicks and another young woman in the courtroom, contrasting their roles and the dedication of the young woman working in the District Attorney's office.

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πŸ“ The Battle for Truth: Social Media as Evidence

The second paragraph focuses on the role of a young paralegal assistant from the District Attorney's office who has been instrumental in gathering and preparing social media evidence for the criminal investigation involving Donald Trump. The assistant's work is highlighted as she successfully convinces the judge to admit social media posts as evidence, overcoming objections from Trump's defense lawyers. The dedication and professionalism of this young woman are contrasted with Hope Hicks' privileged background and her work for the Trump campaign, including her role in responding to the Access Hollywood tape scandal.

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😀 Hicks' Testimony: Privilege and the Trump Campaign

The third paragraph delves into Hope Hicks' testimony, questioning her credibility and her portrayal of Trump as a hard worker, which the narrator disputes. The paragraph also discusses Hicks' privileged status and her role in the Trump campaign, including her involvement in formulating the response to the Access Hollywood tape. The narrator criticizes Hicks for her continued support of Trump despite his controversial actions and statements, including his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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😒 The Crying Game: Hicks' Emotional Display in Court

The fourth paragraph addresses the emotional moment when Hope Hicks cried during her cross-examination. The narrator expresses indifference to the reasons behind her tears, instead focusing on the damage caused by Hicks' work for Trump and questioning why she did not quit her position despite knowing about Trump's dishonesty and dangerous behavior. The paragraph ends by emphasizing the responsibility of those who supported and worked for Trump in enabling his presidency.

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Keywords

πŸ’‘Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a central figure in the script, being the 45th President of the United States. His actions, behavior, and influence are discussed in the context of the courtroom narrative and the behavior of Hope Hicks. The script implies that Trump's demeanor and actions have significant impacts on those around him, including the press and his staff.

πŸ’‘Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks is portrayed as a key character in the script, having served as White House Communications Director and a close aide to Donald Trump. The narrative questions her loyalty and integrity, given the controversial actions and statements made by Trump, particularly in light of the Access Hollywood tape and the events of January 6th.

πŸ’‘Access Hollywood tape

The Access Hollywood tape refers to a 2005 recording in which Donald Trump makes lewd and offensive comments about women. This tape becomes a pivotal point in the script, illustrating Trump's character and the response of those around him, including Hope Hicks, who is criticized for continuing to support Trump despite the tape's revelations.

πŸ’‘Courtroom narrative

The courtroom narrative is a significant part of the script, detailing the interactions and testimonies of various characters, including Hope Hicks. It serves as a backdrop to discuss legal proceedings, the role of social media as evidence, and the professional conduct of individuals within the justice system.

πŸ’‘Social media posts

Social media posts are highlighted as a form of evidence in the legal context of the script. They are used to illustrate the character and actions of Donald Trump, as well as to establish a timeline and context for the events discussed. The meticulous work of a paralegal in saving and analyzing these posts is emphasized.

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πŸ’‘January 6th Committee

The January 6th Committee is mentioned in the context of investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Hope Hicks' testimony and lack of action during the event are contrasted with other witnesses, such as Cassidy Hutchinson, who is portrayed as more forthcoming and concerned about the events of that day.

πŸ’‘White House Press Corps

The White House Press Corps is depicted as a group that has shown deference and privilege to Hope Hicks. The script suggests that the press has been unduly lenient with Hicks, reflecting on the broader dynamics between the press and the Trump administration.

πŸ’‘Privilege

Privilege is a recurring theme in the script, used to describe the unearned advantages and preferential treatment given to certain individuals, like Hope Hicks. It is critiqued in the context of her career and the opportunities she had, as well as the perceived leniency of the press towards her.

πŸ’‘Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell is mentioned as a figure who has commented on Donald Trump's behavior in the courtroom. His role illustrates the broader commentary and analysis provided by media personalities and pundits on the events and characters discussed in the script.

πŸ’‘Parliamentary language

Parliamentary language refers to the formal and structured manner of speaking and conducting oneself in legislative or official settings. The script uses this concept to critique Hope Hicks' testimony and to highlight the contrast between the professional conduct expected in a courtroom and the behavior of certain individuals.

πŸ’‘Denial strategy

The denial strategy, encapsulated by the phrase 'deny, deny, deny,' is a key concept in the script. It refers to the approach taken by the Trump campaign, including Hope Hicks, to refute allegations, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, such as the Access Hollywood tape.

Highlights

Donald Trump did not glare at the speaker in the courtroom today, unlike the previous day.

The speaker believes Trump watched their show and followed the advice given not to make a scene in court.

A young woman from the District Attorney's Office testified about the meticulous process of preparing social media evidence for criminal trials.

The paralegal assistant saved around 1500 social media posts as part of the Trump evidence file.

Judge Juan Merchan overruled Trump lawyers' objections, allowing the introduction of social media posts as exhibits.

The speaker contrasts the dedication of the paralegal assistant with Hope Hicks' privilege and unsuitability for her roles in the Trump campaign and White House.

Hope Hicks described Trump as a 'very good multitasker and a very hard worker' under oath, which the speaker disputes.

The speaker criticizes Hope Hicks for her continued support of Trump despite knowledge of his untruthfulness.

Hope Hicks was allegedly complicit in the Trump campaign's strategy to deny the allegations following the release of the Access Hollywood tape.

The speaker questions why Hope Hicks did not quit after the Access Hollywood tape, highlighting her loyalty despite the controversy.

Hope Hicks' testimony included a moment where she cried during cross-examination, though the reason is unclear.

The speaker asserts that Hope Hicks' actions contributed to the election and re-election of Donald Trump, despite his controversial statements and behavior.

The speaker points out the disparity in how Hope Hicks and other witnesses, like Cassidy Hutchinson, approached their roles and testimonies.

Hope Hicks was not asked why she didn't quit the Trump campaign in 2016, a question the speaker deems significant.

The speaker concludes by stating that people like Hope Hicks are responsible for the election of figures like Donald Trump.

Transcripts

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>> THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT,

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YESTERDAY, THERE WAS.

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TODAY, DIFFERENT STORY.

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I WILL TELL THAT STORY .

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>> STAY TUNED.

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I WILL BE WATCHING.

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HAVE A GREAT SHOW.

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>>> TO BEGIN WITH THAT STORY, I

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GUESS BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP DOES

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APPARENTLY WHATEVER I TELL HIM

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TO DO, HE DID NOT GLARE AT ME

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AGAIN IN THE COURTROOM TODAY

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AFTER I DESCRIBED DONALD

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TRUMP'S WEIRD AND CHILDISH

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ATTEMPT TO I GUESS INTIMIDATE

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ME BY THROWING HIS ANGRY GLARE

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AT ME WHEN HE WAS LEAVING THE

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COURTROOM YESTERDAY.

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I SAID RIGHT HERE ON THE

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PROGRAM LAST NIGHT THAT IT WAS

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A MISTAKE FOR HIM TO DO THAT.

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I SAID THAT HIS APPARENTLY

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USELESS HANDYMAN, WHO HANGS

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OUT IN THE FIRST ROE OF THE

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COURTROOM ON THE DEFENSE SIDE,

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SHOULD HAVE TOLD DONALD TRUMP

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NOT TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF

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THAT LAWRENCE O'DONNELL DIE

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BEING IN THE COURTROOM TODAY,

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MEANING YESTERDAY.

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DONALD TRUMP SHOULDN'T HAVE

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GIVEN ME THAT PLEASURE.

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HE SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT IN

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SUCH A GOOFY AND PUBLIC WAY

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THAT MAGGIE HABERMAN AT "THE

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NEW YORK TIMES" FELT COMPELLED

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TO WRITE IT RIGHT AWAY ON THE

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LIVE UPDATE OF THE TRAIL.

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NO ONE HAD SEEN DONALD TRUMP TO

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ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

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AFTER THAT ITEM MADE A LITTLE

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BIT OF STIR ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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YESTERDAY, WE HAVE A RIGHT TO

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ASSUME THAT DONALD TRUMP, AS I

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KNOW HE HAS DONE MANY TIMES IN

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THE PAST, TUNED IN TO THIS SHOW

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AT 10:00 LAST NIGHT TO SEE WHAT

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I WOULD SAY ABOUT THAT

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INCIDENT.

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AND, UNFORTUNATELY, HE TOOK MY

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ADVICE.

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THE ADVICE THAT BORIS SHOULD

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HAVE GIVEN HIM YESTERDAY.

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TODAY, EVEN THOUGH I WAS

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SITTING IN AN EVEN MORE

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PROMINENT POSITION ON THE AISLE

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COURTROOM

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WHERE DONALD TRUMP COULDN'T

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POSSIBLY MISS ME EVERY TIME HE

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WALKED PAST ME IN AND OUT OF

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THE COURTROOM TODAY, HE DID

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EVERYTHING HE COULD POSSIBLY DO

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TO NOT LOOK AT ME.

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I KNOW HE KNOWS WHERE I WAS

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SITTING BECAUSE IT WAS WAY TOO

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OBVIOUS AND I WAS GIVING HIM MY LOOK STRAIGHT UP AT HIM.

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LOOK STRAIGHT UP AT HIM.

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I KNOW I WAS WITHIN HIS

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PERIPHERAL VISION BECAUSE

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WHENEVER HIS PERIPHERAL VISION

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GOT CLOSE, HE IMMEDIATELY

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TWISTED IT AWAY IN THE OTHER

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DIRECTION.

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HE MADE SURE THAT HIS EYES

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NEVER MET MY EYES.

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HE JUST WASN'T GOING TO GIVE ME

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THAT GIFT AGAIN.

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OTHER REPORTERS IN THE ROOM,

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INCLUDING REPORTERS I DON'T

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KNOW, NOTICED IT.

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NOTICED HIS CONSCIOUS CHOICE

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NOT TO DO THAT, ESPECIALLY

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AFTER YESTERDAY BECAUSE IT WAS

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SO OBVIOUS THAT HE MADE SUCH AN

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EFFORT YESTERDAY TO LOOK AT ME

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THAT TODAY'S EFFORT NOT LOOKING

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AT ME WAS JUST AS OBVIOUS WITH

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ME SITTING THERE LOOKING UP AT

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HIM EXACTLY THE SAME WAY THAT I

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DID YESTERDAY. TO HIM, I'M SURE IT LOOKED LIKE

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TO HIM, I'M SURE IT LOOKED LIKE

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I WAS GLOATING.

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PROBABLY THE WAY HE INTERPRETED

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IT.

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A COUPLE OF REPORTERS TOLD ME

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AFTER TODAY'S SESSION HE WAS

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AFRAID TO LOOK AT YOU TODAY.

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I DON'T THINK HE WAS AFRAID.

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I THINK HE JUST GOT GOOD

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ADVICE.

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RIGHT HERE AT 10:00 P.M.

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LAST NIGHT.

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>>> TODAY'S COURTROOM WAS A

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TALE OF TWO YOUNG WOMEN

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DESCRIBING THEIR WORK IN

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GOVERNMENT.

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ONE DESCRIBED HER DEDICATION TO

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A DIFFICULT JOB DONE HONORABLY

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UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE TO WITH

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HIGH-STAKES, WITH THE BEST OF MOTIVATIONS AND PURSUIT OF AN

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MOTIVATIONS AND PURSUIT OF AN

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IDEAL AND THE OTHER WAS HOPE

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HICKS.

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HOPE HICKS WAS PRECEDED ON THE

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WITNESS STAND BY A YOUNG WOMAN

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WHO APPEARED TO BE ABOUT THE

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SAME AGE HOPE HICKS WAS WHEN

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SHE STARTED WORKING FOR

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RESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD

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TRUMP.

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I WISH I COULD TELL YOU THE

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YOUNG WOMAN'S NAME BECAUSE IT

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IS A BEAUTIFUL NAME THAT ANY

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PARENT OR FICTION WRITER WOULD

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BE PROUD TO CREATE.

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I WON'T TELL YOU HER NAME

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BECAUSE HOMICIDAL TRUMP

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SUPPORTERS ARE ALL TOO EAGER TO

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THREATEN THE LIVES OF ALL OF US

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WHO THEY DESPISE.

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THEY ESPECIALLY LIKE TO DO THAT

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ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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THIS YOUNG WOMAN'S JOB IN THE

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DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE IS TO STUDY SOCIAL MEDIA AND PREPARE

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STUDY SOCIAL MEDIA AND PREPARE

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SOCIAL MEDIUM FOR USE AS

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EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS.

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THAT JOB BECAME THE WORST JOB

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IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S

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OFFICE WHEN A YEAR AND A HALF

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AGO, SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE

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INVESTIGATION OF DONALD TRUMP

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AND HAD TO READ AS MANY AS

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10,000 SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS,

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MOSTLY BY DONALD TRUMP BUT ALSO

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BY MICHAEL COHEN AND OTHERS

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INVOLVING THIS CASE.

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IMAGINE HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH

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IN REAL TIME, THE POISON DONALD

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TRUMP'S VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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EVERY DAY AND HAVING TO REACH

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BACK IN TIME FOR TRUMP WEEKS

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THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THIS

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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, AS FAR

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BACK AS 2016 AND BEYOND.

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SHE HAS SAVED ABOUT 1500 POSTS

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ON INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, TRUTH

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SOCIAL, AND OTHER SITES FOR THE

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S TRUMP

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EVIDENCE FILE.

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SHE TESTIFIED THAT SHE HAS

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ANALYZED ABOUT 30 SOCIAL MEDIA

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ACCOUNTS IN THE PROCESS. DONALD

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TRUMP'S CRIMINAL DEFENSE

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LAWYERS TRIED TO OBJECT TO HER

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TESTIMONY THAT LAID THE

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GROUNDWORK FOR INTRODUCING

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SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS BY DONALD

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TRUMP.

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HER TESTIMONY WAS SO

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TECHNICALLY FLAWLESS AND SO

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CONVINCING TO JUDGE JUAN

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MERCHAN THAT THE JUDGE

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OVERRULED EVERY OBJECTION THE

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TRUMP LAWYERS RAISED TO TRY TO

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BLOCK HER TESTIMONY AND BLOGGER

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INTRODUCTION OF THE EXHIBITS .

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SHE WON. SHE BEAT THE TRUMP LAWYERS AT

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SHE BEAT THE TRUMP LAWYERS AT

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THE GAME OF ADMITTING EVIDENCE.

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SHE DESCRIBED THE ELABORATE AND

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EXACTING PROCESS SHE HAD TO GO

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THROUGH WITH EACH PIECE OF

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SOCIAL MEDIUM TO FIT THE

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COMPLEX REQUIREMENTS OF

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INTRODUCING EVEN A SINGLE TWEET

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AS AN EXHIBIT IN COURT AND

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THANKS TO HER PAINSTAKING

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ADHERENCE TO THOSE LEGAL RULES

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AND REQUIREMENTS, THE JURY WAS

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SHOWN THIS WEEK BY DONALD TRUMP.

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>> I HAVE NEVER SAID I AM A

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PERFECT PERSON, NOR PRETENDED

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TO BE SOMEONE THAT I'M NOT.

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I HAVE SAID AND DONE THINGS I

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REGRET THE WORDS RELEASED TODAY

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ON THIS MORE THAN A DECADE OLD

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VIDEO OR ONE OF THEM.

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ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS THESE

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WORDS DON'T REFLECT WHO I AM.

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I SAID IT, I WAS WRONG, AND I

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APOLOGIZE.

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>> OCTOBER 8, 2016.

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THAT WAS THE ONE AND ONLY TIME

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TRUMP HAS EVER APOLOGIZED IN

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HIS LIFE.

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IT WAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD TAPE WAS

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RELEASED ON OCTOBER 2016 IN THE

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LAST WEEKS OF DONALD TRUMP'S

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FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

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THE THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF WORK

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DONE BY THAT YOUNG PARALEGAL

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ASSISTANT IN THE DA OFFICE TO

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ALLOW THE INTRODUCTION OF

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EXHIBITS LIKE THAT PAID OFF

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TODAY.

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HER DEDICATION AND

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PROFESSIONALISM WAS OBVIOUS TO

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EVERYONE IN THE COURTROOM,

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ESPECIALLY JUDGE JUAN MERCHAN. SHE IS THE LOWEST PAID PERSON

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SHE IS THE LOWEST PAID PERSON

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WHO HAS SPOKEN IN THAT COURTROOM

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. SHE WILL NEVER BE APPLAUDED,

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NEVER PUBLICLY THANKED, SHE

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DOESN'T GET TO FLY ON PRIVATE

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JETS LIKE HOPE HICKS DID WHEN

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SHE STARTED HER CAMPAIGN JOB OR

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ON AIR FORCE ONE, LIKE HOPE

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HICKS DID WHEN SHE WORKED IN

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THE WHITE HOUSE.

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THIS WITNESS WAS ONE OF THE

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UNSUNG HEROES IN THE MACHINERY

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OF AMERICAN JUSTICE.

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THAT IS HER JOB.

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JUSTICE.

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THAT IS ONE OF THE MOTIVATORS

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FOR PUTTING IN THOSE LONG

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HOURS.

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THAT IS THE IDEAL SHE GETS TO

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PURSUE IN HER WORK, JUSTICE.

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THE DA OFFICE DOES NOT PAY HER

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ENOUGH.

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TOPS LIKE THAT NEVER PAID

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ENOUGH.

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BUT, SHE GETS TO TAKE HOME MORE

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THAN A PAYCHECK.

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SHE GETS TO TAKE HOME HER

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PRIDE.

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PRIDE.

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THE THING HOPE HICKS SOLD TO

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DONALD TRUMP.

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AT 11:23 A.M., AN ASSISTANT

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID THE

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PEOPLE CALL HOPE HICKS.

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DRESSED IN A BLACK SUIT, SHE

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WALKED PAST THE DEFENSE TABLE

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WITHIN ARMS REACH OF DONALD

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TRUMP WITHOUT EVER LOOKING AT

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HIM AND HE DID NOT LOOK AT HER

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AS SHE WALKED BY. SHE BEGAN HER TESTIMONY WITH A

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SHE BEGAN HER TESTIMONY WITH A

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BIT OF BIOGRAPHY, SAYING SHE

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WAS A 2010 GRADUATE OF SOUTHERN

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METHODIST UNIVERSITY, WHO THEN

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BEGAN WORKING FOR THE TRUMP

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ORGANIZATION IN 2014.

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SHE TOLD HER FIRST FLIGHT ABOUT

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10 MINUTES INTO HER TESTIMONY.

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NOW, SOME PEOPLE WILL THINK A

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LIE IS TOO HARSH A WORD FOR

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WHAT I'M ABOUT TO READ TO YOU.

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IT DOES SHOW WHAT A CASUAL

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RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TRUTH

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HOPE HICKS LIVES BY.

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SHE DESCRIBED DONALD TRUMP

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UNDER OATH AS "A VERY GOOD

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MULTITASKER AND A VERY HARD

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WORKER."

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HE IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN A

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HARD WORKER.

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EVERYONE KNOWS THAT ISN'T TRUE.

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MOST OF THE PRESS CORPS ON THE

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND IN THE WHITE

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HOUSE WHO COVERED HOPE HICKS

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EASILY ACCEPTED THOSE LIES,

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LIES OF THAT SIZE, FROM HOPE

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HICKS ALL THE TIME WITHOUT ANY

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OF THOSE LIES DIMINISHING THEIR

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VIEW OF HER IN ANY WAY.

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SHE WAS, ON THAT WITNESS STAND,

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AS SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN, THE

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PICTURE OF PRIVILEGE. SHE LAUGHED OUT LOUD IN THE

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SHE LAUGHED OUT LOUD IN THE

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COURTROOM AT THE VERY IDEA OF

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DONALD TRUMP OFFERING HER A

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JOB.

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SHE WAS UNQUALIFIED TO DO.

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PRESS SECRETARY FOR A

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PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

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THAT IS WHAT PRIVILEGE LOOKS

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LIKE. SHE HAD NEVER BEEN A PRESS

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SHE HAD NEVER BEEN A PRESS

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SECRETARY FOR ANYTHING. SHE HAD

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NO IDEA HOW TO BE A CAMPAIGN

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PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PRESS

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SECRETARY.

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LIKE EVERYONE ON THE TRUMP

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CAMPAIGN, NO SERIOUS CAMPAIGN

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WOULD HIRE THEM TO DO ANYTHING.

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HOPE HICKS LIVES ON THE DONALD

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TRUMP SIDE OF OUR POLITICS,

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WHERE PEOPLE RANT ENDLESSLY

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ABOUT ATTRIBUTING THINGS LIKE

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THE FAILURES OF BOEING

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MANUFACTURING AND MAINTENANCE

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OF AIRCRAFT TO SOME KIND OF

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LIBERAL ORIENTED HIRING PROGRAM

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THAT GIVES JOBS TO UNWORTHY

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CANDIDATES.

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THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE

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UNWORTHY CANDIDATE FOR HOPE

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HICKS JOB IN THE PRESIDENTIAL

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CAMPAIGN OR IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAN HOPE HICKS.

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THAN HOPE HICKS.

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SHE DIDN'T NEED EITHER ONE OF

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THOSE JOBS.

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SHE WAS BORN RICH IN

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CONNECTICUT.

10:52

SHE COULD HAVE TRIED TO DO

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SOMETHING MORE WORTHY WITH HER

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LIFE, OR AT LEAST DO SOMETHING

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THAT WASN'T HARMFUL.

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BUT, SHE CHOSE TO HELP DONALD

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TRUMP BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE

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UNITED STATES.

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THAT IS WHAT SHE CHOSE TO DO.

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THAT JOB CAME WITH A MODEL.

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DENY, DENY, DENY.

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THAT IS WHAT SHE WROTE IN AN

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EMAIL WHEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

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TEAM OF INCOMPETENCE WAS TRYING

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TO RESPOND TO THE BRILLIANT

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REPORTING AT ""THE WASHINGTON

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POST"," WHICH REVEALED THE

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD VIDEO IN WHICH

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DONALD TRUMP IS SHOWN BRAGGING

11:27

ABOUT HIS FAVORITE METHOD OF

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SEXUAL ASSAULT.

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THIS ROCK TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN ON OCTOBER 7th, 2016 WHEN HE

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ON OCTOBER 7th, 2016 WHEN HE

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SENT AN EMAIL TO HOPE HICKS

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ASKING FOR A COMMENT ABOUT THE

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD VIDEO, WHICH

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HE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF

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BEFORE ""THE WASHINGTON POST","

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WOULD PUBLISH IT.

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DAVID FAHRENTHOLD INCLUDED A

11:51

TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO IN THE

11:53

EMAIL BUT NOT THE VIDEO ITSELF. " DID YOU READ MR. TRUMP THAT

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" DID YOU READ MR. TRUMP THAT

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EMAIL YOU RECEIVED FROM DAVID

12:02

FAHRENTHOLD?

12:02

ANSWER "I READ HIM THE EMAIL

12:04

AND I HAVE A VAGUE RECOLLECTION

12:06

OF STARTING TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT AND THEN HE FINISHED

12:07

TRANSCRIPT AND THEN HE FINISHED

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READING IT HIMSELF, I BELIEVE .

12:13

DID YOU HAND HIM THE EMAIL FOR

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HIM TO READ?

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YES.

12:16

THAT IS MY RECOLLECTION.

12:17

QUESTION, WHAT IF ANYTHING DID

12:18

HE SAY?

12:19

HE SAID THAT THAT DIDN'T SOUND

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LIKE SOMETHING HE WOULD SAY.

12:21

AND SO, ON THE BASIS OF THAT

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LIE TOLD TO HOPE HICKS BY

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DONALD TRUMP, THAT THAT DIDN'T

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SOUND LIKE SOMETHING HE WOULD

12:30

SAY, HOPE HICKS TOLD THE TEAM

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THAT THE STRATEGY WAS DENIED

12:34

HIM A DENY, DENY.

12:37

MEANING LIE, LIE, LIE.

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HOPE HICKS DID A LOT OF THAT.

12:45

LYING, IN HER TESTIMONY.

12:46

SHE QUOTED DONALD TRUMP

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LIGHTING TO HER.

12:51

ANYONE WHO KNOWS DONALD TRUMP

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KNOWS THAT WHAT HE SAID ON THE

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD VIDEO DOES

12:59

INDEED SOUND LIKE SOMETHING HE

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WOULD SAY.

13:01

HOURS LATER, THE VIDEO WAS OUT

13:03

THERE AND HOPE HICKS COULD

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WATCH HIM SAY IT HERSELF.

13:07

SO, THE JURY HEARD HOPE HICKS

13:09

DESCRIBED DONALD TRUMP LIGHTING

13:12

DIRECTLY TO HER.

13:14

"HE SAID THAT THAT DIDN'T SOUND

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LIKE SOMETHING HE WOULD SAY."

13:20

THAT WAS A VERY HARMFUL LINE OF

13:26

TESTIMONY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP.

13:28

INJURIES ARE ALWAYS WONDERING

13:29

IF THIS WITNESS IS TELLING THE

13:30

TRUTH, WOULD THIS PERSON LIE TO

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US?

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NOW THEY KNOW THAT DONALD TRUMP

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LIED TO HOPE HICKS RIGHT THERE

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IN THAT LINE ABOUT