It's responsible for getting you to stop doing things. Pinning down the way the brain handles inhibition has implications for ADHD and addiction. Jeffrey Hatcher via Flickr CC By 2.0 Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do something, like reach for a cookie on the office snack table.
Cohen was cited as someone fully cooperating with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance about Weisselberg, but Cohen explained he doesn't want to talk about his conversations with the DA's office. Ironically, Weisselberg was the one who threw Cohen under the bus during the investigations into hush-money payments from Trump.
He explained that Weisselberg is not the primary target of the investigation by Vance.
"He will, unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon which way you see it, he will become collateral damage," said Cohen. "But it is not just Allen Weisselberg that's going to be collateral damage. It is going to be his two sons as well. Barry, who worked for the company dealing with the carousel, and Jack Weisselberg, who was involved with latter capital with the two loans that were given to the Trump Organization. So, Allen has a choice. The choice is, do you want to spend the golden years of your life behind bars while remaining loyal to Donald Trump, knowing that Trump would absolutely 100 percent not be loyal to [Weisselberg], or are you going to allow yourself and your sons to go to prison versus pass along the information and try to get yourself some sort of leniency?"
Cohen went on to say that the documents are already in the hands of the DA and the New York attorney general. "You're not going to escape it." The documents he's referring to are evidence proving that Weisselberg was involved in the hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
"On top of that, they have, again, documentary evidence — you know, the problem with everybody in the Trump Organization is that they all lie," Cohen continued. "And they will continue, as I did, including with Congress. We all lied in order to protect Donald. The problem, though, is that there are documents that show the opposite, that I wasn't the only one that lied in the creation of that document. It was Ivanka and Jared and the lawyers. All of them were involved in the setting up of that -- of that information to Congress. So, yes, I'm the one that suffered the consequences, and my belief is that Allen is going to suffer the same consequences."
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This week, a landmark bill establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday overcame a major hurdle and passed the Senate after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), one of the last major objectors to the legislation, said he would let it move forward. It now moves to the House.
But the bill still has opponents. On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) said that he would not vote for the bill — and called it a sinister plot by the left to advance "critical race theory."
"This is an effort by the Left to create a day out of whole cloth to celebrate identity politics as part of its larger efforts to make Critical Race Theory the reigning ideology of our country," said Rosendale in a statement. "The Left has made up what was primarily a Texas holiday, which they are now acting like they recently discovered, in order to continually make Americans feel bad and convince them that our country is evil."
Juneteenth commemorates the day that the last enslaved persons in the country, on plantations in Texas, were notified that the Civil War was over and they were free.
Republicans have broadly attacked any effort to memorialize or teach the effects of slavery in the United States as "critical race theory," a term they don't entirely seem to understand.
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Jim Jordan ridiculed after demanding DOJ investigate whether Italian satellites hacked the vote count
On Wednesday, writing for Above the Law, columnist Elizabeth Dye roasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for suggesting in a hearing earlier in the week that the Justice Department should pursue a 2020 election conspiracy theory involving Italian satellites that Trump had pushed in conversation with the DOJ.
"That is a problem," Jordan said, attacking the DOJ officials who had dismissed Trump's rants as "pure insanity." "When the chief of staff to the president of the United States asks someone in the executive branch to do something, and they basically give him the finger, I think that's the problem we should be looking into."
As Dye noted, though, the thing Trump was demanding the DOJ to look into is truly ridiculous.
"To be clear, the Italygate theory is beyond batsh*t," wrote Dye. "It involves Barack Obama amassing a secret $400 million war chest, then cahootsing with former Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to disrupt vote tabulation in key swing states using Italian military satellites. And somehow this was all coordinated at the US Embassy in Rome, according to Brad Johnson, a self-described retired 'CIA Station Chief' and current Epoch Times columnist."
It didn't matter to Jordan that there is no basis for this theory, wrote Dye — nor the fact that Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows violated DOJ independence by making demands of that they investigate.
"Not only did Meadows transgress long-established norms meant to protect the Justice Department from just the kind of political interference he engaged in, but he was also in flagrant violation of the White House's own policy," concluded Dye. "But disregarding flagrant violations is kind of Jim Jordan's bag, so perhaps yesterday's antics should come as no surprise."
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