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Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

The F.B.I. seized the recording in a raid. Its existence recording highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to the president.

       nytimes.com  2018-07-20 15:39:25+00:00
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  • Michael S. Schmidt
    Michael S. Schmidt @nytmike

    SCOOP: FBI has secret recording Michael Cohen made of conversation he had with Trump two months before the election in which they discussed payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal. w/@maggieNYT @mattapuzzo https://t.co/XX3XlkAcH1

    Fri Jul 20 15:39:54 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had an affair with Trump, NYT reports. The FBI has the recording. https://t.co/rcESeQp7Gx

    Fri Jul 20 15:45:03 +0000 2018

  • Lawrence O'Donnell
    Lawrence O'Donnell @Lawrence

    Hope Hicks lying in the final line is reminder of how much poison the Trump paid liars pumped into the campaign. https://t.co/zMWWfpavXR

    Fri Jul 20 16:07:49 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Lordy, there’s a tape. Appears to be the only one. ⁦@nytmike⁩ ⁦@mattapuzzo⁩ and me https://t.co/rUi0eh6wem

    Fri Jul 20 15:43:53 +0000 2018

  • Charles M. Blow
    Charles M. Blow @CharlesMBlow

    BOOM!!! —-> Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model via @NYTimes https://t.co/T5MDdhQwrl

    Fri Jul 20 15:42:13 +0000 2018

  • Maddow Blog
    Maddow Blog @MaddowBlog

    "Mr. Cohen’s lawyers discovered the recording as part of their review of the seized materials and shared it with Mr. Trump’s lawyers, according to the three people briefed on the matter." https://t.co/UmDDduqy5f

    Sat Jul 21 01:12:11 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    The taped conversation took place two months before the election, a month after woman claiming affair w Trump was paid by AMI https://t.co/rUi0eh6wem

    Fri Jul 20 15:43:11 +0000 2018

  • Mark Hamill
    Mark Hamill @HamillHimself

    BREAKING NEWS FROM UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD! Best part? Rudy ("The Reality Is") Giuliani calling it "powerful exculpatory evidence" 🤣 #MelaniaBegsToDiffer 😠 https://t.co/PTtIg4PB6x

    Fri Jul 20 16:38:18 +0000 2018

  • Andrew Janz
    Andrew Janz @JanzforCongress

    If Michael Cohen has tapes of Trump paying off Playboy models, what kind of tapes do you think Vladimir Putin has of Trump? And why is Devin Nunes trying to cover it up? https://t.co/nG2LlK1r0Y

    Fri Jul 20 16:12:40 +0000 2018

  • Jamil Smith
    Jamil Smith @JamilSmith

    If Trump’s own fixer can surreptitiously record him, folks, Putin definitely has tapes. https://t.co/6xqG2Evckb

    Fri Jul 20 16:28:37 +0000 2018

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    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

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  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    NEW —> Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous week of walk backs. My latest on 5 days of crises, corrections and clarifications with the dream team of @AshleyRParker @jdawsey1 & @CarolLeonnig https://t.co/8ceO955Iv8

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    Daniel Dale @ddale8

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    Sat Jul 21 14:07:51 +0000 2018

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    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    Post-presser, "Trump grumbled about the tough question he was asked by @JonLemire... Aides tried to explain to Trump that nearly any journalist would have asked a similarly pointed question in that moment." https://t.co/kdj7etOOR5

    Sat Jul 21 13:29:47 +0000 2018

  • Chris Cillizza
    Chris Cillizza @CillizzaCNN

    "Trump further grumbled about the tough question he was asked by Jonathan Lemire, an Associated Press correspondent, wondering why that reporter had been called on rather than someone who might have asked an easier question." https://t.co/pQM5tp6l9y

    Sat Jul 21 14:14:28 +0000 2018

  • Seung Min Kim
    Seung Min Kim @seungminkim

    “Trump further grumbled about the tough question he was asked by @JonLemire, an Associated Press correspondent, wondering why that reporter had been called on rather than someone who might have asked an easier question.” https://t.co/AqRfFTuG15

    Sat Jul 21 13:02:00 +0000 2018

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    David Nakamura @DavidNakamura

    After Helsinki fiasco, “Trump personally reviewed first the transcript and then the video of his news conference and came up with the ‘double-negative’ explanation.” ⁦@AshleyRParker⁩ ⁦@PhilipRucker⁩ ⁦@jdawsey1⁩ ⁦@CarolLeonnig⁩ https://t.co/roxDTiGrMw

    Sat Jul 21 13:09:23 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Clouding Trump’s judgment all week has been his apparent inability to distinguish between Russian “meddling,” of which there is overwhelming evidence, and Russian “collusion” with the Trump campaign https://t.co/8ceO955Iv8

    Sat Jul 21 13:51:01 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    In private this week, Trump waxed about how strong, smart and cunning Putin was up close. And he complained that the media were not sufficiently covering one angle: that the DNC allowed its server to be hacked https://t.co/8ceO955Iv8 https://t.co/F7prXngqiB

    Sat Jul 21 13:47:37 +0000 2018

  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    Some good reporting and fun, self-serving leaks here (hi there, ⁦@KellyannePolls⁩!). But the real point is surely that Trump has walked nothing fundamental back. He’s wanted all along to get along with (not to say appease) Putin, and he still does. https://t.co/uPyCOCw1KT

    Sat Jul 21 17:00:04 +0000 2018

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       nytimes.com 2018-07-21 16:10:41+00:00
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  • jimrutenberg
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    Sat Jul 21 17:34:20 +0000 2018

  • David Folkenflik
    David Folkenflik @davidfolkenflik

    “You don’t want people doing activity that would otherwise be illegal and putting the name of press on it for protections.” https://t.co/aWO3q0FgIy

    Sat Jul 21 17:21:09 +0000 2018

  • Harvey J Kaye
    Harvey J Kaye @harveyjkaye

    Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics via @NYTimes https://t.co/8vYVYW90tS

    Sat Jul 21 18:03:45 +0000 2018

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    politico.com 2018-07-20 20:33:25+00:00
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  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Trump is said to be exasperated with his national intelligence director, but a direct challenge could lead to a congressional firestorm https://t.co/GnK8XLpoUC

    Sat Jul 21 04:30:08 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Coats faces greater scrutiny as fallout from Russia summit spreads https://t.co/AWSxZPeZIn

    Sat Jul 21 00:40:10 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Trump has grown exasperated with Dan Coats, whom he blindsided Thursday with the news that the White House was working to bring Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall https://t.co/I9SOQEYqvw

    Sat Jul 21 17:00:13 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    What would happen on Capitol Hill if Trump fired Dan Coats? One former White House official described the situation in one word: “meltdown" https://t.co/NgPuBwKvVY

    Sat Jul 21 13:00:14 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    As the fallout from his Russia summit spills into the weekend, Trump is retreating to his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. It's the site of his most consequential personnel decision — the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey https://t.co/g3EjDMHzGy

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  • Helen Kennedy
    Helen Kennedy @HelenKennedy

    “Trump, according to two outside allies, has grown exasperated with Coats.” He doesn’t bother to tell him what happened in his meeting with Putin and neglects to even inform him when inviting Putin to visit. But sure: Trump is the one who’s exasperated. https://t.co/CwKf0jtVn0

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    tmz.com 2018-07-20 19:17:00+00:00
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  • Yashar Ali 🐘
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    NEW: Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis Subpoenaed by Robert Mueller https://t.co/Far6sWqq7e

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  • Mark R. Levin
    Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow

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    Sat Jul 21 12:31:27 +0000 2018

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    Renato Mariotti @renato_mariotti

    Another associate of Roger Stone has been subpoenaed by Mueller. It looks like Stone remains a subject of the investigation. He was the Trump associate talking to the Russian intelligence officers via their Guccifer 2.0 persona. https://t.co/dTqXF14EUE

    Fri Jul 20 19:46:29 +0000 2018

  • Dr. Dena Grayson
    Dr. Dena Grayson @DrDenaGrayson

    🤣Just when you thought it couldn't get weirder. Mueller has subpoenaed Kristin Davis, aka the "Manhattan madam." Davis went to jail as a part of fmr NY Gov Eliot Spitzer's scandal and has worked for Roger Stone, who is the godfather to Davis' son. https://t.co/vxoS5L6OEw

    Fri Jul 20 21:33:44 +0000 2018

  • Jeff Stein
    Jeff Stein @SpyTalker

    Yow: Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis 'worked for former Trump aide Roger Stone for a decade, and had numerous interactions with Stone and Andrew Miller -- who ran Davis' campaign for Governor and who was subpoenaed by Mueller a month ago.' https://t.co/hmli3R0X6P via @TMZ

    Fri Jul 20 20:28:41 +0000 2018

  • Jacob Wohl
    Jacob Wohl @JacobAWohl

    Give me a break! Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis Subpoenaed by Robert Mueller https://t.co/oXfcbD5mNk

    Sat Jul 21 01:56:53 +0000 2018

  • John McQuaid
    John McQuaid @johnmcquaid

    TMZ breaking Mueller news seems like where this was headed all along https://t.co/SrWxBwMeHL

    Fri Jul 20 21:24:57 +0000 2018

  • Chris Megerian
    Chris Megerian @ChrisMegerian

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    politico.com 2018-07-20 17:53:22+00:00
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    Sat Jul 21 08:30:06 +0000 2018

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    “We’re already hearing complaints now from companies, so by the time we get to the midterms, you’re going to be hearing governors, mayors, Congress complaining about jobs, about cost increases, about problems,” says a former Bush Commerce secretary. https://t.co/OWYUzWamUp

    Sat Jul 21 14:06:52 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
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    Sat Jul 21 01:00:10 +0000 2018

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    Fri Jul 20 21:56:09 +0000 2018

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    Alfons López Tena #FBPE @alfonslopeztena

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Current Status: Trump: Cohen taping me 'totally unheard of & perhaps illegal' Trump: Cohen taping me 'totally unheard of & perhaps illegal' – Reports on Friday said Trump's former lawyer had secretly recorded him discussing a payment involving an ex-Playboy model.

   nbcnews.com 2018-07-21 13:20:00+00:00
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  • Democratic Coalition
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    Sounds like #DonTheCon is getting scared: In his first public comments since a series of explosive reports on Friday, @realDonaldTrump said it was "inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client — totally unheard of & perhaps illegal." https://t.co/9hgiOJI2r5 #MuellerIsComing

    Sat Jul 21 16:49:06 +0000 2018

  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt @NBCNightlyNews

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    Sat Jul 21 14:55:57 +0000 2018

  • NBC Politics
    NBC Politics @NBCPolitics

    Trump claimed that he "did nothing wrong" after reports surfaced that Michael Cohen secretly recorded him discussing a payment involving an ex-Playboy model. https://t.co/wA4XedlHy0

    Sat Jul 21 13:26:55 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump slams Cohen for 'perhaps illegal' recording Trump slams Cohen for 'perhaps illegal' recording – The president also criticized the FBI's April raid on his longtime lawyer's office and residence.

   politico.com 2018-07-21 08:45:07+00:00
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     theintercept.com 2018-07-21 00:00:00+00:00
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  • The Intercept
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    Sat Jul 21 16:45:06 +0000 2018

  • Glenn Greenwald
    Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald

    Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next? https://t.co/qCFUd8yNCV

    Sat Jul 21 16:19:03 +0000 2018

  • Josh Campbell
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    "The withdrawal of asylum and physical ejection of Assange could come as early as this week." https://t.co/WqfDE4oA70

    Sat Jul 21 17:20:06 +0000 2018

  • Glenn Greenwald
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    Sat Jul 21 16:44:27 +0000 2018

  • Josh Marshall
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    Sat Jul 21 17:50:51 +0000 2018

  • Jenna McLaughlin
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    Sat Jul 21 17:10:15 +0000 2018

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  • Robbie Gramer
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    Sat Jul 21 17:50:17 +0000 2018

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    Sat Jul 21 17:22:33 +0000 2018

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    Fri Jul 20 19:23:39 +0000 2018

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  • CNN
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    Fri Jul 20 20:09:21 +0000 2018

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    Fri Jul 20 19:24:10 +0000 2018

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    Fri Jul 20 19:33:45 +0000 2018

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    Sat Jul 21 14:02:36 +0000 2018

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    Fri Jul 20 19:25:57 +0000 2018

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    "You simply can't say the same thing about other groups. But when there is a festival...call it what you will - Juneteenth or urban weekend in Miami Beach or Myrtle Beach and Indianapolis. When there is a predominantly black festival, there's trouble." https://t.co/LZephLwm9z

    Fri Jul 20 19:26:44 +0000 2018

  • Yashar Ali 🐘
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    Fri Jul 20 19:40:45 +0000 2018

  • Matthew Chapman
    Matthew Chapman @fawfulfan

    Why did Minnesota ever let this guy be a congressman exactly? https://t.co/l10yraa5Nk

    Fri Jul 20 19:31:16 +0000 2018

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   politico.com 2018-07-20 09:03:00+00:00
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  • Joe Scarborough
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  • Seth Abramson
    Seth Abramson @SethAbramson

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    Fri Jul 20 14:42:23 +0000 2018

  • Blake Hounshell (powered by blockchain)
    Blake Hounshell (powered by blockchain) @blakehounshell

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    Fri Jul 20 09:55:31 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    "When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped." https://t.co/bpwdbyf0nj

    Fri Jul 20 12:45:07 +0000 2018

  • John Sipher
    John Sipher @john_sipher

    "He’s kept it up at great political cost to himself, and that suggest either that he is possessed by an anomalous level of conviction on this one issue, despite his extraordinary malleability on everything else—or that he’s beholden to Putin in some way." https://t.co/zQthL8DlKI

    Fri Jul 20 13:02:06 +0000 2018

  • John Schindler
    John Schindler @20committee

    Welcome to the party, @blakehounshell! https://t.co/K7C1NDJj3G

    Fri Jul 20 12:49:18 +0000 2018

  • AM Joy w/Joy Reid
    AM Joy w/Joy Reid @amjoyshow

    Opinion: Why I’m No Longer a #Russiagate Skeptic https://t.co/5OdWUOr6GF via @politicomag

    Fri Jul 20 20:27:01 +0000 2018

  • Mark Hertling
    Mark Hertling @MarkHertling

    Having watched Putin’s moves along a trend line since 2007 (from my different duties in Europe) it’s good seeing intellects like @blakehounshell seeing the Russian desires and strategies. https://t.co/dSSxMkjzHK

    Sat Jul 21 02:48:06 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Opinion: Why I’m no longer a Russiagate skeptic https://t.co/x2P0jGRPtc

    Fri Jul 20 10:45:05 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Why @blakehounshell is no longer a Russiagate skeptic: As The Donald himself might say, there’s something going on https://t.co/EYSQpik9NN

    Sat Jul 21 13:20:05 +0000 2018

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Current Status: White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout – Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

   politico.com 2018-07-19 19:48:30+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump's performance this week has sent West Wing morale to its lowest level since Charlottesville, Politico reports. "People are just depressed," said one Republican. Many staffers are 'very seriously' considering accelerating their timetable to leave. https://t.co/HfMC52v9pQ

    Fri Jul 20 20:10:42 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    “People are just depressed,” said one Republican close to the White House. https://t.co/DIZh5h9Ofn

    Fri Jul 20 01:40:09 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. https://t.co/d6jTfuHssn

    Fri Jul 20 21:35:41 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    White House Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election https://t.co/57EHRZG5wh

    Fri Jul 20 11:15:03 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout https://t.co/LgwDu1kdr1

    Sat Jul 21 12:40:05 +0000 2018

  • Joe Walsh
    Joe Walsh @WalshFreedom

    Not surprising that morale in this White House is tanking and staffers are looking to get out. Not surprising at all. You got a President who doesn't listen to ANYBODY and just does his own thing. https://t.co/xIkZzWSd0r

    Fri Jul 20 12:56:21 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    West Wing morale is at its lowest level since the Charlottesville fiasco almost a year ago https://t.co/xbC64JrWeb

    Fri Jul 20 06:30:09 +0000 2018

  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    Stop me if you've seen this headline before: "White House morale tanks." No doubt it's accurate -- again. The reason this time: "Helsinki fallout..." https://t.co/NixWwW0gYP

    Sat Jul 21 03:15:04 +0000 2018

  • David Beard
    David Beard @dabeard

    TRUMP CO-WORKERS LEAVING: White House employees prepare early departures after disgust at president's groveling performance before Putin. “People are just depressed.” https://t.co/f0BkypM3C5

    Fri Jul 20 02:32:42 +0000 2018

  • Taniel
    Taniel @Taniel

    a reminder that it's been more than 3 years since the "rapists" speech, and 2.5 years since the Muslim ban. https://t.co/YexRPE69Ml https://t.co/nlYYufKlVF

    Fri Jul 20 01:23:19 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment – President Donald Trump's lawyers have waived attorney-client privilege regarding a secretly recorded conversation he had in September 2016 with his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in which they…

   cnn.com 2018-07-21 17:45:29+00:00
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Current Status: Bernie Sanders says Trump "sold the American people out" in Putin summit Bernie Sanders says Trump "sold the American people out" in Putin summit – Sen. Bernie Sanders told CBS News' "Face the Nation" he was "absolutely outraged" by the president's behavior in Helsinki, Finland

   cbsnews.com 2018-07-21 16:59:54+00:00

Current Status: After a tough week for Trump, the latest NFL news allows him to pivot back to the culture wars After a tough week for Trump, the latest NFL news allows him to pivot back to the culture wars – With the latest NFL agreement, Trump turns to what he knows works best.

     washingtonpost.com 2018-07-21 16:41:00+00:00
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Current Status: With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds – In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month…

     cnn.com 2018-07-21 16:39:13+00:00
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