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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Saturday Night Live Serves Up Sopranos Finale With Baldwin And Crew

The setting and mood, even the music, of the Saturday Night Live season finale cold open should be instantly familiar to Sopranos fans. Into a certain celebrated diner in northern New Jersey strolls the president of the United States (Alec Baldwin), who commandeers a booth where he is soon joined by his manic lawyer, Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), his downcast former lawyer Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), and his sons Don Jr. and Eric (Alex Moffat and Mikey Day).

Thrilled with his own goggle-eyed performances on Fox News, Rudy blathers on loudly, incriminating his client: “I even confessed to some crimes you didn’t do and then I said ‘What are you gonna do?…

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Special Counsel Questioned Russian Billionaire Who Attended Trump Inauguration

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd may not have been the biggest in history, but it did feature some interesting characters, including, according to the New York Times,  an influential and Kremlin-tied Russian billionaire named Viktor Vekselberg.

On Friday, the Times reported that Vekselberg has been stopped and questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The billionaire was stopped at an airport in the New York area while he was leaving from his own private plane, the report said.

The reporters saw no indication that Vekselberg is suspected of wrongdoing; however, he has at least two curious connections to the world of Trump.…

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Comey Blasts Trump As ‘Morally Unfit’ In ABC Interview

James Comey told ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump, who fired him as FBI director last year, is “morally unfit” to serve as president. In an exclusive interview on ABC News’ 20/20 to promote his new memoir, A Higher Calling, Comey offered a variety of scorching observations about Trump, whom he described as sharing the worldview of the mobsters he once prosecuted as a law enforcement official:

I’m not trying to, by the way, suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and — you know, shaking down shopkeepers. But instead, what I’m talking about is that leadership culture constantly comes back to me when I think about my experience with the Trump administration.



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