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There’s a series of these cards, and supposedly more are to come.
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Read Attorney General William Barr's letter on Special Counsel Mueller's investigation

I am not going to quote any parts of it. Just read it in full length, as it has been embedded in the article itself, as well as disclosed in plain text within the article itself.
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R - CA) demands release of Robert Mueller's scope memo

"I don't think Republicans or any American should be celebrating anything to do with Mueller. Okay? It's fine. He's not going to indict anymore people. There are a whole bunch of indictments that are awful. What happened to these people is terrible," Nunes, R-Calif, said Saturday evening on Fox News. "We need to see the origins of this investigation. We don't even know what Robert Mueller was supposed to be looking at."

Ehh... Yes we know - he was supposed to investigate Donald Trump's campaign to tell us whether there are any evidences towards a Russian meddling in his favour. This was clear from the very beginning of his investigation, I don't know where you lived hitherto. Maybe we should ask your cow, your skin, or your Alt-Mom.

The classified scope memorandum was issued by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein in August 2017, months after he appointed Mueller to lead the Russia investigation without citing a crime. A heavily redacted version of the August memo has already bee... Show more...

«All I want is justice and evidence that President Trump is unfit for office», demands former FBI director James Comey

I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law.

I do have one hope that I should confess. I hope that Mr. Drumpf is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term. I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our Constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr. Drumpf were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.
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Why did Trump randomly switch to let the Mueller report happen?

Indeed, once he returned from Ohio Wednesday night, Drumpf tweeted some commentary from Fox News: "'The reason we have the Special Counsel investigation is that James Comey (a dirty cop) leaked his memos to a friend, who leaked them to the press, on purpose.' @KennedyNation Totally illegal!"

But it's hard to take his comment seriously, partly because it recalls his frequent statements that he'd love to sit down in an interview with Mueller, an offer that never appears to have been taken seriously by his lawyers.

Scrubbing the report for executive privilege claims is well within the purview of the White House counsel's office -- after all, their charge is to defend the institution of the presidency, not the individual President they serve.

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Why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R - S.C.) blocked a vote on the Mueller report

Speaking this week after a Republican event in his home state, Graham told the Charleston Post and Courier, “We don’t want partial transparency. We want full transparency of 2016.” He said he wants the FBI to also release information about the investigation into the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to the newspaper

I also want an FBI report on Ivanka's mails, just saying... I'm justm aking a political point myself as well.

Calling for a vote on the non-binding resolution, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “There is no good reason, no good reason that the special counsel’s report should not be made public. The American people are overwhelmingly for the report being made public. They have a right to see it. No one should stand in the way of that,” according to The Hill.

When the resolution got to the Senate, Graham “asked to amend the resolution to include the appointment of a new special counsel to investig... Show more...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. demands 11-day extension for final report

For months now, rumors have been rampant that Mueller’s final report and the conclusion of his work are imminent. Some top attorneys on his team are leaving, and his top FBI agent has already left. All the specific predictions about when, exactly, the report would be done have turned out to be wrong so far, but all things must come to an end eventually.

The lawyers referenced are Michael Dreeben and Adam Jed. But it’s unclear what they’re busy with at the moment. There are no imminent deadlines in Roger Stone’s case, or the two appeals from a Stone associate and a mystery company. There’s a March 25 deadline in the Russian troll farm case, but Dreeben and Jed don’t appear to be involved in that filing.
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Trump instrumentalises vague poll outcome on Mueller investigation

It turns out, however, that Drumpf’s tweet was based on a poorly framed poll question and an even more poorly framed USA Today story about it that’s headlined: “Poll: Half of Americans say Drumpf is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes.”

This really is a weak lining, pure clickbait in favour of Trump. Whoever wrote this should be whacked in the face.

But the poll question on which that headline rests is seriously flawed. The question reads as follows: “President Drumpf has called the Special Counsel’s investigation a ‘witch hunt’ and said he’s been subjected to more investigations than previous presidents because of politics. Do you agree?”

Did they recruit sociology freshmen for their poll, or why does this entire thing appear so scrappy? For God's sake, even I would've done a better job than them, and I'm not even into polling in general. At least they give Trump a lot of accelera... Show more...

Trump attacks John McCain's vote against Obamacare

Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!

McCain was a frequent critic of Drumpf and rescinded his endorsement during the 2016 general election following lewd comments Drumpf made on an "Access Hollywood" video that resurfaced late in the campaign.
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House votes unanimously for revelation of Mueller report by William Barr

House Republicans said the resolution was unnecessary and a waste of time, but they ultimately joined Democrats to approve it. Four Republicans — Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Paul Gosar of Arizona, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky — voted “present.”

“A vote for this resolution will send a clear signal to both the American people and to the Department of Justice that Congress believes transparency is a fundamental principle necessary to ensure that government remains accountable to the public,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the lead sponsor of the effort.

Democrats have argued that the only acceptable redactions are grand jury material, classified information, and national security sources and methods. Republicans have largely deferred to Barr’s judgment, but they have publicly backed the idea that Mueller’s report should be released given the overwhelming public ... Show more...

Andrew Weissmann to leave Mueller team, signing the end of the special investigation

Weissmann had been the top prosecutor in that case, which resulted in Manafort’s conviction on eight counts of tax and bank fraud in Virginia last August, and a guilty plea to several other charges in Washington, D.C., a month later. Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced Manafort to a mere 47 months in prison on the first slate of charges, sparking outrage among many who said he had been let off too easy.

Most recently, CNN reported that Mueller would hand in his report “as early as next week” . . . more than three weeks ago.

Still, what has his resignation got to do with the soon end of the report? Is he going to lose his job, has he been hired temporarily, to spearhead this investigation?
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Former Fox News host to cooperate with HOC, receiving exception to NDA

Falzone’s lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, told MSNBC on Thursday night that Falzone will now comply under an exception to her NDA with Fox News.

[The lawyer for Daniels at the time, Keith Davidson, tells MSNBC that Falzone did contact him while she was working on the story during the campaign with “specific details.”

Many legal experts say a legitimate Congressional request overrides a typical NDA, and even if an NDA tried to bar such cooperation, courts are unlikely to punish someone for responding to a valid investigative request for information.
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Immobiliengeschäfte: Trumps wundersame Geldvermehrung
Donald Trump: Was steckt hinter den Beziehungen zur Deutschen Bank?
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The Russian collusion takes new turns

A new firestorm erupted over disputed assertions that ex-acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not deny in a closed congressional meeting that he had spoken with President Donald Drumpf about a case involving Drumpf's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen.

But equally there is no proven direct evidence of collusion by the President from any of the multiple investigations that are swirling around his White House and are now digging deep into his personal and business affairs as well as the 2016 campaign.

At best, such a conversation would appear inappropriate and unethical since the President is the country's top law enforcement officer. At worst it could again raise suggestions that Drumpf may have obstructed justice, in addition to possible past examples of such behavior being investigated by Mueller.
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House speaker Nancy Pelosi claims Trump wouldn't be worth an impeachment

(To me, this sounded like an impeachment process was something you'd honour the president with, as ifi t was a solemn sanctification. But an impeachment proceeds as an investigative throw-out. You are not being honoured by it, but marked as a felon or betrayer, as a conman. He would totally be worth it, if you asked me.)
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” she said. “He’s just not worth it.”

The country is already helplessly divided, and nothing would change if you impeached it. This doesn't have to be a question of partisanship, it has to be a question of whether there is hard evidence that shows us whether Trump has committed a crime himself or only hired stooges to commit the crimes for him. Then, the question is whether he ordered these crimes to be executed, like a mobster. Ther... Show more...

Roger Stone's lawyers claim they did not try to hide anything

“Reading for the first time the New Introduction, while waiting for a plane back to Fort Lauderdale, brought the issue home and led to the Motion to Clarify,” wrote Rogow and other lawyers defending Stone against false-statement and witness-tampering charge.

“Recognize that the judge may issue a gag order any day now and while we will appeal it, that could take a while,” Stone wrote to Skyhorse Publishing editor Michael Campbell on Feb. 15. “I also have to be wary of media outlets I want to interview me but don’t really want to talk about the book. These are weird times.”

“How many do you plan to print?--there is GLUT of books like this,” Stone wrote. The publisher wound up printing about 13,000 to 14,000 copies, according to the emails.
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From liar to brave man - Trump changes mind on Paul Manafort

Drumpf has also encouraged it when his advisers or legal team have made public statements bashing the feds’ treatment of Manafort. “It’s good you got them [in the press] asking questions about Paul,” the president said last year to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani following one of Giuliani’s media appearances, according to two sources familiar with the comment.

“In sentencing financial crime and corruption defendants, Judge Jackson, a former federal prosecutor, historically has demonstrated a sensitivity to the concern that social status and privilege alone ought not warrant leniency,” said Paul Pelletier, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, adding that Jackson is unlikely to take into consideration Ellis’s opinion in Virginia that Manafort led an “otherwise blameless life.”

“I’m not giving you another chance,” Jackson told Stone. “I have serious doubts whether you’ve learned any lesson at all.... Show more...

On Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman


Manafort, who used his illicit fortune to pay for expensive homes and suits, arrived to hear his sentence in a green jail jumpsuit emblazoned on the back with the words "Alexandria inmate." He entered a packed federal courtroom outside Washington in a wheelchair, appearing thin, his hair grayer and holding a cane.

Speaking from his wheelchair because he struggled to stand, Manafort referred repeatedly to his time in solitary confinement waiting to hear his sentence as "painful" and as a “time to reflect on my life and my choices." He said the past two years "have been the most difficult that my family and I have experienced."

2. New Yorker:

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Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump tossed away

By dismissing the case, the judge essentially gave Daniels what she wanted all along -- to be able to tell her story without the fear of being sued for millions of dollars, Avenatti said.

At the time, Daniels had agreed to tell her story to In Touch magazine for $15,000, but two sources told "60 Minutes" that the deal fell through because Cohen threatened to sue the publication. Daniels said she never got paid.

"Clifford's attorney would claim victory if he got run over by a bus," added Brent Blakely, Cohen's attorney. "Clifford has lost every argument in these lawsuits since day one -- her defamation cases have been dismissed and now the Court has granted EC's motion regarding subject matter jurisdiction."
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Cohen files Trump Organization for failing to pay him $2mn for legal defense

The lawsuit filed Thursday in New York state court claims the Drumpf Organization stopped paying Cohen’s mounting legal fees after he began cooperating with federal prosecutors.

Because he didn't want to pay someone who was cooperating with legal prosecutors who worked against him. Sure thing, I guess.

The lawsuit says the company stopped paying for his legal defense about two months after the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office.
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Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen intent to accomplish a pardon

Cohen asked his attorney at the time, Stephen Ryan, to meet with Rudy Giuliani about the possibility of a pardon shortly after an FBI raid on his home and offices in the early summer of 2018, Davis said.

And now, he wouldn't even take one if he was granted one. Interesting turn of interests.

"But the sentence was also literally true," Davis argued. " [Cohen]never asked President Drumpf for a pardon. His lawyer explored the disingenuous 'dangle' repeatedly floated by Rudy and Drumpf in one meeting and never followed up."
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CNN insists that Trump is fightin' to survive

If there is any President who could bear such strain, who would perhaps relish the struggle, prosper amid its cacophony and be willing to cross all sorts of conventional lines to stay alive, it would surely be Drumpf.

"It's a disgrace. It's a disgrace to our country," he said, accusing Democrats of being consumed by anger at their loss in 2016, and framing the coming fight as an extension of his 2020 re-election campaign.

The duel will serve to unite the Republican Party in Washington behind the President -- amid some signs of cracks opening in the GOP edifice in the Senate, at least, over his national emergency declaration.
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Trump gave hush money checks to Cohen while already in White House

The dates on the newly available checks shed light on the parallel lives Mr. Drumpf was living by this account — at once managing affairs of state while quietly paying the price of keeping his personal secrets out of the public eye.

“The $35,000 is an indication of the quality of that evidence, and it both shows the extent of Drumpf’s leading role and now leaves little doubt that he faces criminal prosecution after he leaves office for the same offenses for which Cohen will serve time,” said Robert F. Bauer, a law professor at New York University and former White House counsel for President Barack Obama.

Of the eight checks now available, seven were for $35,000 and another was for $70,000 to cover two months’ worth of payments. Six were signed by Mr. Drumpf himself while he was president and the other two were signed by his eldest son, Donald Drumpf Jr., and his company’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.
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Short news: Things to know on Wednesday, 03/06/2019

Cohen is testifying now ahead of his imprisonment May 6. Drumpf criticized Cohen's testimony last week as “shameful” and accused Cohen of lying “a lot." Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he expects to release a transcript of Cohen's closed-door testimony once the Justice Department has an opportunity to review it.

The hearings will explore the implementation of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that led to at least 2,800 separations of migrant families, conditions in Border Patrol facilities that led to three deaths in three months, the decisions to terminate temporary deportation protections for more than 1 million people, and other actions.

Many Christians are also seen with ashes smudged on their foreheads in the shape of a cross, a symbol that a person belongs to Jesus Christ. The Lenten period ends on Easter, when Christians believe Jesus died and was resurrected.
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Jessie Liu to be nominated N° 3 in DOJ

A White House representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. U.S. Attorney General William Barr confirmed the plan in a statement, adding that he had recommended Liu for the post.

Now, is this good or bad, or ugly?

At the time of her exit, she was next in the line of succession to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between Drumpf’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

It has taken the lead on handling Mueller’s criminal case against former Drumpf political adviser Roger Stone, and convened a grand jury to investigate whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should face criminal charges for lying to investigators about his interactions with reporters.
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Bericht über Fox News und Donald Trump: "Sein Schild und sein Schwert" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Kultur
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News on Trump, Mueller, and Michael Cohen

1. The Hill:

Drumpf's attorneys rejected the idea of pardoning Cohen at the time, The Journal reported, but Giuliani left the door open to a pardon down the road. The former New York City mayor has consistently said the president is unlikely to pardon associates amid ongoing investigations.
How would they explain this to Trump, who called Cohen a liar who conspired with the Democrats? I don't think he would like the idea of pardoning Cohen.
In his testimony, Cohen said he has "never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Drumpf."

Drumpf initially decried the FBI's raid of Cohen's office and home as a "disgrace," but has since taken aim at his longtime associate, accusing him of lying to secure a shorter prison sentence.


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News on Trump, Mueller, and the probable impeachment

1. CNN:

The President reacted to his worsening plight with a vehement defense on Sunday, after a week in which testimony from his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen deepened his political vulnerability and ahead of the expected filing soon of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

And given his responsibilities and powers, the warning from Nadler took the President's political and legal nightmare to a new plane, and opened a new, more serious stage of the showdown between House Democrats and Drumpf.

Drumpf also sketched a defense for two potential areas of vulnerability: his call for Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails during the 2016 campaign and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.


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Trump blames Cohen testimony for his US-DPRK summit failure

_"For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the 'walk'," Drumpf said on Twitter, referring to his decision to walk away from what he previously said was a bad deal with Kim.__

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for officials to try to find a way to restart talks between the North and the United States.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said she would push for a fresh round of three-way talks with North Korean and US officials, built on a January gathering in Stockholm.
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Are there double standards for lying before Congress?

Both men pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress, but Cohen also pleaded guilty to tax evasion, filing false statements on a loan application and hiding an illegal campaign contribution. That last one involved payments to porn star Stephanie Clifford (also known as Stormy Daniels) to buy her silence in the closing weeks of Drumpf’s presidential campaign.

Abrams supplemented that cash with a $10 million contribution from the sultan of Brunei. Abrams gave the sultan’s representative a Swiss bank account number to complete the transaction.

Labels aside, there is credible and corroborated reporting that the Contras killed unarmed men, women and children, committed rape and torture, attacked civilian facilities, such as hospitals and food warehouses, and conducted mass kidnappings. While not all Contra groups were human rights violators, some acted with extreme brutality.
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Trump fears the Mueller report

In a speech that lasted more than two hours — his longest since taking office two years ago — Drumpf also vented about Democrats, a proposed “green new deal,” illegal immigrants and criticism of his North Korea summit, while voicing optimism about his own re-election prospects in 2020.

You see - the only time he is able to hold a speech of an appropriate length (meaning a speech that lasts as long as I expect a real president to be like) is when he starts a tirade about someone he clearly dislikes. Otherwise, he can't hold a speech that is about one hour long and doesn't include anything that has to be fact-checked before or after.

“We’re waiting for a report by people who weren’t elected,” Drumpf said of the Mueller report, which is widely expected to be handed over to Attorney General William Barr in the coming days.

That's because a special counsel is not elected but employed by the DOJ. And you chose your attorney general, who employs a deputy. Idiot.... Show more...

On Cohen's testimony

Now House Democrats plan to use Cohen’s revelations as a blueprint to summon key witnesses and pursue investigative avenues they say their Republican counterparts have ignored. That is likely to trigger a steady flow of public hearings involving those closest to the president as Democrats hunt for more damaging revelations.

As far as I recall, Felix Sater will be the next to testify. We'll see how many more will be subpoenaed in the near future.

Also caught in the midst of those discussions are Donald Jr and Ivanka, two of Drumpf’s children, who Cohen testified were briefed “approximately 10 times” about the project. Donald Jr had previously told the Senate intelligence committee under oath that he was only “peripherally aware” of it, while Ivanka Drumpf claimed ignorance about the plan as recently as last month, stating in an interview she knew “literally almost nothing” about it.

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The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Drumpf, Russia, and Collusion by the U.S. Department of Justice with an introduction by Alan Dershowitz (Skyhorse, paperback, 9781510750166, $12.99, March 26, 2019)

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RJ “Kanjii” MWilliams - 2019-03-01 23:55:00 GMT
Indeed, a Palestinian woman did what a descendant of sharecroppers failed to do: defend a black woman against Meadows’ tokenization of her agency. And I wonder if Cummings was as concerned about Barack Obama back in 2012 when his “best friend” said that the nation’s first black president should go back “home to Kenya or wherever it is.”

Tlaib can’t say it, so I will: Fuck Mark Meadows and his mayonnaise-ass white tears.

Black women have long demanded that the Democratic Party support black women for elected office and this 2018 cycle produced the most diverse class of congresswomen in the country’s history.
But it appears the party is ill-equipped to handle what it means to have outspoken women of color in their ranks.
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Nix Friedensnobelpreis! Der Gipfel von Trump und Kim ist geplatzt | heute-show vom 01.03.2019
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#Democrats: "Collusion? It was never about Collusion!"

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Two articles on Rep. Mark Meadows (R - N.C.) and the Cohen testimony


Michael Cohen levied a number of allegations against the president, including that Drumpf repeatedly disparaged African-Americans. Republican committee members spent most of their time during the hearing trying to discredit Cohen, who is slated to begin a prison sentence in May for a series of crimes, including lying to Congress.

Tlaib called the move racist, but Meadows, chairman of the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus, fired back at the Michigan Democrat, requesting her comments be stricken from the record. During the ensuing back and forth between the two and the committee chair, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Tlaib clarified that she called the act racist, but not Meadows himself. The North Carolina conservative claimed a record of combating racism and said that he has nephews and nieces who are people of color.
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Cohen shed light upon Trump's tax return cover-up

“What he didn’t want,” Cohen testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, “was to have an entire group of think tanks that are tax experts run through his tax return and start ripping it to pieces, and then he’ll end up in an audit and he’ll ultimately have taxable consequences, penalties and so on.”

“I don’t know the answer. I asked for a copy of the audit so that I could use it in terms of my statements to the press, and I was never able to obtain one.”

“It’s identical to what he did at Drumpf National Golf Club at Briarcliff Manor,” Cohen said, referring to a New York golf course the president owns. “What you do is you deflate the value of the asset and then you put in a request to the tax department for a deduction.”
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US-Präsident zwischen Pleiten und Skandalen: Der Teflon-Trump - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R - FL) is said to have apologised to Michael Cohen for defaming tweet

"I’ve personally apologized to @MichaelCohen212 4 referencing his private family in the public square," the Florida Republican said by Twitter. "Regardless of disagreements, family members should be off-limits from attacks ..."

"Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she'll remain faithful when you're in prison. She's about to learn a lot ... ." Gaetz wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

Gaetz initially defended his original tweet to Cohen, who suggested in testimony Wednesday that President Donald Drumpf committed a litany of crimes while the two worked together, by saying he didn’t think his statement was threatening.
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Cohen draws a sinister picture of the Trumpian US

He sketched a stunning portrait of Drumpf's organization and conduct in what turned into an extraordinary and unprecedented daylong indictment of the character of a sitting President.

In Drumpf's world, the boss knew everything that went on, according to Cohen. Henchmen like Cohen came to know by osmosis what the big man wanted. His currency was threats. And bad tabloid news stories were bought up -- even if they weren't true -- to stop them from sullying Drumpf's personal image.

"I see a guy who worked for 10 years is here trashing the guy he worked for 10 years, didn't get a job in the White House, and now you're behaving just like everyone else who's got fired or didn't get the job they wanted," Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who's a key Drumpf ally, told Cohen.
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Racism became major topic during MIchael Cohen Testimony

“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they aren't racist,” Tlaid said. “And it is insensitive, and some would even say that the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee”—here she took a heavy sigh—”is alone racist in itself.”

“As everybody knows in this chamber, I'm pretty direct,” Tlaib, who entered Congress amidst controversy over her use of the word “motherfucker” to describe Drumpf, continued. “So if I wanted to say that I would have, but that's not what I said.” She added, “I was not referring to you, at all, as a racist.”
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Cohens Aussage im Kongress: "Meine Loyalität gegenüber Trump hat mich alles gekostet"
Cohen im US-Kongress: Seine wichtigsten Aussagen über Trump im Überblick
#Politik #Ausland #MichaelCohen #DonaldTrump #USA #WikiLeaks
#MichaelCohen and Donald #Trump Are Exactly the Same Person https://truthout.org/articles/michael-cohen-and-donald-trump-are-exactly-the-same-person/ "chisler, a racist, a liar and the father of useless children"
Michael Cohen and Donald Trump Are Exactly the Same Person
Ex-Anwalt Cohen vor dem US-Kongress: Jeden Tag lügen für Trump
Michael Cohen: Warum seine Aussagen gegen Donald Trump so brisant ist
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