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Monday, April 23, 2018

Roger Stone Says Trump Treats Cohen ‘Like Garbage’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Roger Stone said President Donald Trump treats his attorney Michael Cohen like “garbage,” according to a new report from the New York Times. The report says that Cohen and Trump have a much more unpleasant relationship than one might assume, suggesting that the attorney may have good reason to turn on the president.

Stone is not the only person making such claims. The Times  reporters said six people described a troubled relationship between the two men.

Over their years-long professional relationship, Trump has “treated Mr. Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired,” the report says.…

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Fearful Trump Flips Out Over Potential Cohen Flip

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In a panicked Twitter tirade Saturday morning, Trump publicly admitted his fear that his personal fixer Michael Cohen is revealing his secrets to federal investigators.

Trump could’ve asserted that he had done nothing wrong that would be of interest to the investigation of his presidential campaign. Instead, he attacked New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.

He whined that the Times and Haberman are “going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will ‘flip.’” He added, “Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories.”

Finishing his tirade, Trump wrote, “I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!”

With this tantrum, Trump essentially conceded there is something that Cohen knows as a result of his relationship with Trump that is of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller.…

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Russia Boasts Of Dictating Boundaries On Syria Strikes

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Never passing up a chance to make Trump look weak on the world stage, the Kremlin on Friday stressed that when it came to last week’s U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria, Russia dictated what bombing sights were off limits.

If true, the revelation makes a mockery of Trump’s attempt at get-tough rhetoric about Russia in the days leading up to the strikes.

It’s also just the latest example of an American president who seems to habitually bow down to Moscow.

Discussing the attacks on Syria, Russia’s Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov insisted the Kremlin was very much in the loop and helped set the perimeters.…

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