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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fox News Buries Audio Of Crying Migrant Kids

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.


Fox News is keeping its audience in the dark regarding recently released audio of immigrant children in American detention facilities crying for their parents. As Fox hosts continue to gloss over and lie about the Trump administration’s policy decision to separate families at the border, in contrast, MSNBC and CNN have all played the heart-wrenching audio almost every hour since ProPublica released it to the public.

On June 18, investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica published an audio recording of the “desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children [who had been] separated from their parents” by U.S.…

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Trump Appointee Aims To Shut Down Consumer Financial Protection Database

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.

The Trump administration took down online records about abusive animal breeders, and now they’re considering ending an online complaint database about illegal fees, inaccurate debt collection and other chicanery by banks and other financial institutions.
Mick Mulvaney, who took $55,000 in campaign contributions from the payday-loan industry when he was a South Carolina congressman, told bankers he’s not required in his new job as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to keep complaints online about dirty bankers.
“I don’t see anything in here that I have to run a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government,” Mulvaney said.…

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Source: Michael Cohen May Cooperate With Mueller Probe

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen is ‘willing to give’ information about Trump to investigators, according to a friend of Cohen.

Speaking to CNN, the source said Cohen is willing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by providing information about Trump’s business dealings.

“He knows a lot of things about the President and he’s not averse to talking in the right situation,” Cohen’s friend told CNN. “If they want information on Trump, he’s willing to give it.”

Another friend said Cohen “feels let down by [Trump] and isolated by him.”

Cohen, who once said he would take a bullet for Trump, has come under increasing pressure to cooperate over the past several months, as federal investigators began looking into his financial history.…

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