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‘Where’s my Roy Cohn?’ Furious Trump ordered lawyer to make Sessions ‘protect’ him from Russia probe

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President Donald Trump pulled out all the stops last year when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from anything dealing with the Russia investigation.

A report from the New York Times cited two sources that revealed the president told his lawyers they had to stop Sessions from recusing himself. In wake of the announcement from Sessions, the president was reportedly irate and considering ways he could get rid of Sessions.

White House counsel Don McGahn took over the responsibility and talked to Sessions about staying involved in the investigation. It didn’t work. White House aides confirmed that Trump blew up at McGhan, saying, that “he needed his attorney general to protect him.”

Trump then demanded, “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” His personal lawyer and notorious “Trump fixer,” who also has a history as a red-baiting lawyer who worked for Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s.

Mueller’s investigators did know about the White House incident and the “lobbying” of Sessions.

The report also revealed that just four days prior to former FBI Director James Comey being fired, one of Sessions’ aides asked a congressional staffer whether there was damaging information about Comey that existed. It was assumed that this request was in efforts to find evidence that could undermine Comey.

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It is unknown whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are privy to the White House request of the congressional aides. However, they certainly are now.

Mueller has received handwritten notes from former chief of staff Reince Priebus that showed Trump had called Comey to urge the former director to say publicly that the FBI wasn’t investigating him. The fear over Trump’s determination to fire Comey prompted one White House lawyer to lie to the president to try to prevent the firing.

Veteran Justice Department lawyer Uttam Dhillon assigned a staffer to look into whether Comey could be fired and the lawyer determined the FBI was the same as any other staffer in the government. Dhillon reportedly told Trump that a reason would be needed

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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Retired admiral could pose serious threat if he decides to run against Iowa Republican: report

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On Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that Ret. Adm. Michael Franken is in talks with state and national Democrats about challenging GOP Sen. Joni Ernst.

Franken, who has served as Deputy for Military Operations for AFRICOM, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy, hails from Sioux Center, a town in the deeply conservative northwest part of the state.

Ernst, who first gained national attention for her 2014 campaign ad about castrating hogs, is a reliable vote for President Donald Trump in the Senate, and the president's poor approval ratings in Iowa have left Democrats hopeful that they can defeat her.

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