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Michael Cohen is ‘on a fast track to being disbarred’ after felony convictions: report

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Longtime Donald Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen is facing disbarment in New York, TMZ reported Wednesday.

“Mr. Cohen does lose his law license upon conviction, which technically does not occur until sentencing,” explained Nicholas Biase, spokesperson for the Southern District of New York.

Cohen was deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, vice-president of the Trump Organization and a board member of the Eric Trump Foundation.

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Citing a source familiar with the process, TMZ said Cohen “is on a fast track to being disbarred.”

“We’re told Cohen will lose his right to practice law as soon as the NY Attorney Grievance Committee files a motion to have him disbarred … it’s just waiting on the official paperwork needed to get the ball rolling,” TMZ explained.

Apparently unaware that Cohen is facing disbarment, President Trump on Wednesday tweeted that people should not hire Cohen.

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TMZ notes that Cohen would be able to reapply to get his law license back in seven years.


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Ex-FBI official mocks GOP defenses of Trump: ‘No one says I’ll walk through the terms of our bribery!’

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Tuesday roasted Republicans who claimed that President Donald Trump must be innocent because no witnesses so far have explicitly said that the president is guilty of bribery.

After watching a clip of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) asserting that neither Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman nor State Department official Jennifer Williams had used the word "bribery" in their testimonies, McCabe mocked the GOP lawmaker for apparently believing that the only way to prove bribery occurred was to have someone admit to the bribe.

"Over the course of many years investigating organized crime, and listening to many conversations in which organized crime figures would try to bend inferiors or victims to their will, no one ever says, 'I'm going to offer you a quid pro quo,' or 'Here's how I'll walk you through the terms of our bribery.' What you have, the person with the power uses that power to coerce the subservient person to do or produce whatever it is they want."

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FBI investigating possible ‘criminal enterprise’ in Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse death

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The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the FBI was investigating whether Jeffrey Epstein's death was related to a criminal enterprise.

Two correctional officers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were arrested and charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to cover up their lapses in their official duties, which included checking on Epstein every half hour, reported the Miami Herald.

The officers instead remained at their desk, browsing the internet and moving around the common area.

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Trump mounts sexist attack on Pelosi during impeachment hearing: ‘I think the woman is grossly incompetent’

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President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the White House on Tuesday.

As impeachment testimony was underway in the House, Trump told reporters in a Cabinet meeting that Pelosi is "grossly incompetent."

The president also said that Republicans are "killing it" in the impeachment hearings.

But Trump took a shot at Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine who was testifying at the time.

"I don't know him. ... I never saw the man," he said. "I understand now he wears his uniform when he goes in. No, I don't know Vindman at all. What I do know is that even he said that the transcript was correct."

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