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Former Attorney General Eric Holder told CNN Saturday that President Trump could face prosecution once he leaves office for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws. But he warned there's a "potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president."

Details: Holder told CNN political commentator David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, that there was an indictment in the Southern District of New York concerning former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea to campaign finance violations and other charges, which saw him sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Individual-1 is the president, and it would seem to me that the next attorney general, the next president, is going to have to make a determination."
— Eric Holder to CNN

The other side: Trump and other Republicans have dismissed Cohen's claims that Trump directed him to pay hush money to women with whom Trump allegedly had extramarital affairs.

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

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Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," it began lashing Alabama late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

Go deeper: As Taiwan's profile rises, so does risk of conflict with China

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