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Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

Source: CNN

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case


By Scott Glover
Updated 6:58 PM ET, Wed April 25, 2018

[quote](CNN)Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.

Cohen cited FBI raids of his residence, office and hotel room and the seizure of "various electronic devices and documents in my possession," in his filing in US District Court in Los Angeles.[/quote]

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/politics/michael-cohen-fifth-amendment/index.html



Another prediction come true by S.D. lawyer.

President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, sources say

Source: ABCNews

President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, sources say

By JONATHAN KARL, KATHERINE FAULDERS JOHN SANTUCCI Apr 12, 2018, 9:12 PM ET

[quote]President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the president’s thinking.

The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News.

The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia investigation.[/quote]

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-poised-pardon-scooter-libby-dick-cheneys/story?id=54433032

Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report

Source: The Hill

Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report
BY AVERY ANAPOL - 03/09/18 08:41 PM EST


[quote]
Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report
President Trump reportedly wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 to personally invite him to the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.

Multiple people familiar with the letter told The Washington Post that the document has been turned over to investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The letter extended an invitation for Putin to attend the pageant, which Trump owned, and also noted that Trump was looking forward to seeing “beautiful” women on his trip to Russia, according to the report published Friday.

During the same month in 2013, Trump tweeted that he was hoping to meet Putin, writing, “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow — if so, will he become my new best friend?”[/quote]

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/377706-trump-wrote-putin-to-personally-invite-him-to-2013-miss-universe

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, won't seek re-election next year

Source: CNN

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, won't seek re-election next year
Lauren Fox
By Lauren Fox, CNN
Updated 9:47 PM ET, Tue September 26, 2017

[quote](CNN)Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday he will retire at the end of 2018.

"After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018," Corker said in a released statement.

Corker is the Senate's foreign relations committee chairman and had told CNN earlier this month that he was considering whether to run again.

"When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn't imagine serving for more than two terms," Corker said in his statement Tuesday. "Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me."

Corker, who was at one time among those considered a candidate to be President Donald Trump's secretary of state, had been increasingly critical of the President in recent months.[/quote]

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/bob-corker-not-seeking-re-election/index.html

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

Source: Reuters

AUGUST 10, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 22 MINUTES AGO

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay

[quote]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin.

Breaking nearly two weeks of silence on Putin's July 30 order cutting U.S. embassy and consulate staff by nearly two thirds, Trump said: "I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

Trump said "there’s no real reason for them to go back" and "we're going to save a lot of money," in response to Putin's Cold War-style move, differing from the reactions of other presidents in similar circumstances in the past.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-diplomats-idUSKBN1AQ2IW

JOHN HEARD 'HOME ALONE' DAD DEAD AT 72

Source: TMZ

JOHN HEARD
'HOME ALONE' DAD
DEAD AT 72

52 7/22/2017 6:10 AM PDT

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John Heard, the beloved star of several huge 80s and 90s movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, CA ... TMZ has learned.

Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service ... according to family sources. Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time.

We do know this ... according to his rep, John had "minor back surgery" Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center, and he was staying at the hotel while he recovered.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/22/john-heard-dead-at-72-home-alone/

New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass

Source: The Hill

New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass

BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 07/17/17 08:37 PM EDT

GOP Sens. Jerry Moran (Kansas) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced on Monday night they will not support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, effectively blocking the legislation.

"This closed-door process has yielded the [bill], which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one," Moran said in a statement.

Lee added on Twitter that he and Moran will not support proceeding to "this version" of the Senate GOP legislation, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/342447-two-more-gop-senators-defect-on-healthcare-bill

Senate Judiciary Committee opens investigation into Trump for firing former FBI Director James Comey

Source: The Raw Story

Senate Judiciary Committee opens investigation into Trump for firing former FBI Director James Comey

David Edwards
14 Jun 2017 at 14:02 ET

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

According to the report, senators want to know if Trump acted improperly when he allegedly fired Comey to influence an investigation into Russia’s hacking of the 2016 U.S. election.

“The Judiciary Committee has an obligation to fully investigate any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations,” Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said in a statement. “It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr. Comey’s removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/senate-judiciary-committee-opens-investigation-into-trump-for-firing-former-fbi-director-james-comey/

Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaving 'a number of fatalities'

Source: ABC News

Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaving 'a number of fatalities'
By KARMA ALLEN DAVID CAPLAN JOSHUA HOYOS Jun 14, 2017, 4:29 AM ET


A massive fire engulfed a residential high-rise building in London on Wednesday, leaving scores injured and an undetermined amount of people dead.

The London Fire Brigade dispatched at least 40 fire engines, 20 ambulance crews and 200 firefighters in an effort to battle the conflagration at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London.

A representative for the London Fire Brigade said there had been "a number of fatalities," but declined to say how many people had died.

"This is an unprecedented incident," London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale."

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[img]https://twitter.com/LondonFire/status/874837026071293952/photo/1[/img]

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/fire-engulfs-london-high-rise-400-fire-engines/story?id=48020634



Horrific....

Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress

Source: The New York Times

Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress
By BARRY MEIER and JESSE DRUCKER
MAY 26, 2017

Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch once close to President Trump’s former campaign manager, has offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but lawmakers are unwilling to accept his conditions, according to congressional officials.

Mr. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny for possible collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign. The two men did business together in the mid-2000s, when Mr. Manafort, a Republican operative, was also providing campaign advice to Kremlin-backed politicians in Ukraine. Their relationship subsequently soured and devolved into a lawsuit.

Mr. Deripaska, an aluminum magnate who is a member of the inner circle of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, recently offered to cooperate with congressional intelligence committees in exchange for a grant of full immunity, according to three congressional officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. But the Senate and House panels turned him down because of concerns that immunity agreements create complications for federal criminal investigators, the officials said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/us/politics/oleg-deripaska-paul-manafort.html?_r=0
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