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Trump called Cohen to ‘check in’ on him — and it might make his legal problems even worse

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Donald Trump reportedly called his recently-raided attorney Michael Cohen Friday — and according to some legal experts, it may make the president’s legal issues even worse.

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump called his longtime personal attorney to “check in” on him after the FBI raided the lawyer’s office and residences Monday. It’s unclear what else was discussed on the call, but the report noted that attorneys often “advise their clients not to talk to each other during investigations.” The Times also reported that both Trump and Cohen “still were trying to determine what exactly was seized.”

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The Times reported on the call soon after news broke that the Southern District of New York’s warrant to search Cohen indicates that he’s “under criminal investigation.” The call from the president came as Cohen, along with his own attorney, went to federal court to halt the FBI from reviewing the documents they seized from him.

 


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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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‘Just like Brett Kavanaugh’: GOP candidate who pleaded guilty to sexual battery claims he was the real victim

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A GOP congressional candidate in Utah is comparing himself to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — favorably — to explain away his guilty plea to two counts of sexual battery, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Cory Green, an Army Reserve and Navy veteran and private security officer running for Utah's 1st Congressional District, was charged with forcible sexual abuse in 2010 after he allegedly brought two teenage masseuses to a Motel 6, performed a sex act with an escort in front of them, and then paid one of the teenage girls for sex. He insists that the girl lied about her age and that his victim extorted him.

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Here’s what really went down with Trump’s Taliban peace talks misadventure

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Donald Trump is not known for finessing foreign policy but for years prior to his election and during his campaign, he was mostly right about Afghanistan. He called it a “total disaster,” said it was “wasting our money” and that we should leave “immediately.”

It seemed that Trump understood the timeless – if sometimes historically inaccurate - tropes about Afghanistan being the “graveyard of empires” and home to “ungovernable” tribesmen who could outwit and humiliate the British, the Soviets – and us.

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