President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, went on Fox News on Saturday night and suggested that former presidential fixer Michael Cohen doctored a tape of Trump discussing a hush-money payout to a Playboy Playmate who he had an affair with.
On Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night show, Giuliani told Pirro that Cohen may have “played around” with the tapes of the future president discussing the payouts.
“[Cohen] abruptly ended that recording as soon as the president said the word check,” Giuliani said. “What we are investigating is how did that happen. Why did that happen? What was eliminated? Then you have to raise these questions with every one of these tapes. How many of them did he play around with? He has 180 tapes.”
Giuliani said that Cohen had “tampered with” the tape.
His definition of tampering was, however, atypical.
“We have determined the fact that he tampered with the tape in the sense he abruptly, mid-conversation, turned it off,” Giuliani said.
John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police
John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.
It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."
While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.
Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag
Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.
During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.
While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.