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You may have heard that President Trump again stands accused of brutal misconduct toward women. Writing for New York magazine, author and journalist E. Jean Carroll recalled how Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in 1996 — and became the 22nd woman to charge him with sexual assault.

“Trump is really repeating his 2016 strategy,” noted Stephen Colbert archly.

In his usual self-pitying style, Trump compared himself to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of assault and confirmed to the Supreme Court anyway. Which inspired Colbert to concoct his perfect alibi.

It’s yet another appalling episode in the life of our 45th president.

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Steve Bannon

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

As expected, former President Donald Trump pardoned a long list of cronies during his final weeks in office, including Paul Manafort, his former 2016 campaign manager, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Andrew Weissmann, who served as a lead prosecutor for then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from 2017-2019, offers a legal analysis and critique of Trump's "abuse of the pardon power" in an article for Just Security.

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