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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fox News Judge: Manafort Bombshells Aimed At Trump

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

If you have been following the serious destruction brought about by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and the political turmoil caused by the allegations of teenage sexual misconduct made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, along with his firm and unbending denials, you might have missed a profound event in a federal courtroom in the nation’s capital late last week.

The Florence damage may take years to repair, and the Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, which once seemed assured, at this writing is in a sort of limbo, pending an Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas-like confrontation before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.…

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ABC Reports Mueller Interviewed Cohen For 25 Hours

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen has been interviewed for “hours” by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the Russia investigation, according to a new report by ABC News citing anonymous sources. This report supports a previous article in Vanity Fair that made similar claims.

Mueller’s team has asked Cohen about the range of issues covered in its mandate, including potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to the report. It also notes that Cohen has discussed Trump’s financial dealings with Russia.…

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Giuliani Dangles Pardon After Manafort Flips

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made another naked attempt to influence Paul Manafort just hours after the former Trump campaign chairman entered into a plea deal that included a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller.

On Friday night, Giuliani told the New York Daily News that Manafort was not “disqualified” from a pardon because of the cooperation agreement:

“He’s not disqualified from it,” Giuliani, Trump’s top lawyer in the Russia investigation, told the Daily News hours after Manafort entered the cooperation agreement with Mueller. “I don’t have any reason to believe it’s happening now, but I also don’t have any reason to preclude it in the future.”

 

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“I don’t think the President is concerned about anyone flipping as long as they tell the truth, and certainly Paul would do that,” Giuliani said.



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