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Corey Lewandowski double dips in August: $20K from Trump campaign — plus his CNN paycheck

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CNN hired Corey Lewandowski after he was “fired” by Donald Trump’s campaign for president. The word “fired” is in quotes, because it seems Lewandowski is not only still making money, he’s making a substantial amount of money each month from the campaign while also working for CNN.

According to a Washington Post report, the CNN commentator scored $20,000 in a single month for “strategy consulting,” not as part of a severance, as CNN says each time Lewandowski is on camera.

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According to the FEC filings, Lewandowski served as a consultant for Trump in August, not a former employee.

The Post calls out the cable news network for “raising anew the conflict of interest issue that has dogged” the hiring.

A Politico report last week alleged the same, noting that Lewandowski was spotted at the Manchester Radisson ahead of a Trump speech. He was also seen a few days later offering advice to Trump insiders behind the scenes.

Trump’s New Hampshire-based senior national adviser, Mike Biundo, confirmed that Lewandowski does get updated briefings about his home state, New Hampshire. Lewandowski reportedly told Biundo, “Anything you need, you go through me,” a New Hampshire Republican claimed.

CNN chairman Jeff Zucker defended hiring Lewandowski, according to the Huffington Post. Zucker claimed that the network needs pro-Trump voices to balance the commentators supporting Clinton. Due to Trump’s reputation, that can be a tall order.

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Lewandowski was hired by CNN in June, immediately drawing criticism from viewers and journalists for losing objectivity.


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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes as moderate Democrats, falling in line behind former vice president Joe Biden, are warning that the party risks re-electing Donald Trump if it nominates too radical a candidate for president — by which they mean someone like Senators Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

Dershowitz is on a kind of press junket for the president, defending him in various media appearances. The former lawyer to Jeffrey Epstein is handling Trump's defense as it pertains to the abuse of power. Dershowitz thinks that charge has no basis in law. In fact, impeachment trials aren't actually legal proceedings, they're political proceedings, because the Justice Department claimed that Trump can't be indicted under the law while he's president.

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