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Today RealClearInvestigations’s Paul Sperry argued that Michael Cohen’s plea deal exonerated the God-King, but the God-King’s Twitter tantrum told a different story. The USA Today’s Peter Zeidenberg says Robert Mueller is laying the groundwork for a conspiracy case that will ensnare the God-King’s entire family and the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent details a timeline of quid pro quo, while AxiosGarrett Graff says Mueller is making his case publicly in his pleadings and the signals point to a strong case.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Republicans are trying to hamstring Governor-elect Tony Evers and Michigan Republicans are attempting the same trick against Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer and state Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Oh, some Wall Street executives think the key to surviving the #MeToo movement is to shut women out entirely, while another has a less-draconian (and not-illegal) solution: “Just try not to be an asshole.”

And Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith notes an obvious point that too many white male pundits seem to miss: black women will decide Democrats’ 2020 nominee. Will the New York Times get that message, or will they keep churning out puff piece after puff piece on Bernie Sanders?

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