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Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal

This looks interesting:

Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request.

Mr. Sessions refused.

The confrontation, which has not been previously reported, is being investigated by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as are the president’s public and private attacks on Mr. Sessions and efforts to get him to resign.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/us/politics/trump-sessions-obstruction.html

Giuliani got booed at the Yankees game. LOL.

Here is a little something to make you smile:

https://twitter.com/amieparnes/status/1001171562664513536
@amieparnes Giuliani gets booed at the Yankees game when announced that today is his birthday.




Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

This could be sweet!

Washington (CNN) - Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN.

While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is "unusually bad" and that he could leave the embassy "any day now," either because he will be forced out or made to feel so restricted that he might choose to leave on his own. His position there is "in jeopardy," one source familiar with the matter said.


LINK:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/politics/julian-assange-ecuador-embassy-jeopardy/index.html

White House agrees to bipartisan FBI meeting.....after the Republican one

Well chalk this one up to making no sense:

The White House is planning a separate meeting for bipartisan House and Senate leaders to receive classified information related to the Russia investigation, bowing to pressure over a decision to exclude Democrats from a highly anticipated Thursday briefing.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the group, known as the Gang of Eight, will huddle with officials representing the Justice Department, law enforcement and intelligence “following the Memorial Day recess.”

Shah said in a statement that Thursday’s planned meeting with House Republicans “will proceed as previously scheduled.”


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/389111-bowing-to-pressure-white-house-to-host-bipartisan-briefing-for-russia

Novartis top lawyer quits over Cohen payments

Another employee "retires" due to Cohen payments:

The top lawyer at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis stepped down on Wednesday following revelations that the company made payments to President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Novartis (NVS) said its general counsel, Felix Ehrat, had decided to retire from his position in the "context of discussions" surrounding the payments to Cohen.



Link:
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/16/investing/novartis-lawyer-resigns-cohen/index.html?sr=twmoney051618novartis-lawyer-resigns-cohen0628PMStory

Cohen 'asked Qatari investor for millions of dollars'...said he would pass to Trump family members

Link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5732429/Michael-Cohen-asked-millions-dollars-pass-Trump-family-members.html

This is wild:

Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, is facing claims he asked a Middle Eastern official for millions of dollars to give to 'Trump family members' in a meeting at Trump Tower weeks after the president's election victory, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Cohen is alleged to have asked Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, a former diplomat in charge of a $100bn Qatari investment fund, to send 'millions' through him to Trump family members, an offer the Qatari said he refused.

...

The official said: 'He said Cohen told him to send millions to various members of the Trump family.' Al-Rumaihi did not do so, the official added. The Trump family members were not named.
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