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Monday, June 25, 2018

Mueller Concerned Over Potential Jury Taint In Manafort Trial

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Special counsel Robert Mueller plans to use a “written questionnaire” to assess whether “widespread media attention” has biased potential jurors in favor of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“The reporting, at times inaccurately, comments on the nature of the evidence collected in the case or activities of the parties,” Andrew Weissmann, a lead prosecutor of Mueller’s, wrote, according to Politico.

Weissmann also explained that media accounts exist that bias in opposite directions, meaning some potential jurors may even be biased against the defendant due to media exposure.

One proposed question addresses Mueller personally, as reported by Politico:

“In this case, the United States is represented by the United States Department of Justice through Special Counsel Robert S.



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#EndorseThis: Jimmy Dore Hammers “Bee Word” Laura Ingraham On Border Brutality

Do you feel like cussing-out a partisan Fox News editorial anchor in the bluest possible language, but also slightly remiss to do so following the Samantha Bee vs Ivanka Trump c-word controversy?

Jimmy Dore has found a loophole.

The YouTube-based liberal satirist calls Laura Ingraham of Fox News a “stupid Samantha Bee-word” in today’s clip, destroying the conservative pundit’s argument that asylum-seeking families are illegally entering the United States on the southern border. Dore is full of vinegar as usual, only pausing his relentless rain of facts to let human-rights activist Abby Martin chime in.

Ingraham looks stupid indeed, and full of “un-Bee-coming” bigotry aimed at Mexican immigrants.…

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Cohen Resigns From RNC As He Reportedly Prepares To Flip

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, has resigned from his position as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee as he considers cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, ABC News and CNN report.

In his resignation letter, Cohen cited the special counsel investigation, writing it’s “simply impossible” for him to proved the “the full-time attention and dedication” the role requires.

As CNN reports, Cohen has told friends he’s “willing to give investigators information on President Trump.”

“He knows a lot of things about the president and he’s not adverse to talking in the right situation,” a friend of Cohen’s told CNN.…

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