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REVEALED: Trump knew everything about Michael Cohen’s illegal payments — and told him to ‘get it done’

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A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that President Donald Trump was fully aware of all the steps taken by former “fixer” Michael Cohen in making illegal campaign contributions as a way to funnel hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

The report contains new details about what Cohen has told prosecutors of Trump’s knowledge and participation in schemes that Cohen himself admitted were illegal when he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws this past August.

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“He told federal prosecutors he conferred with Mr. Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election about paying Stephanie Clifford, the former adult-film star known professionally as Stormy Daniels, to keep quiet about her allegations of a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump,” the WSJ reports. “He told them that Mr. Trump urged him to ‘get it done.'”

Cohen also told prosecutors that he had discussions with Trump about ways to pay off Daniels that would make it look like he personally had no knowledge of or involvement in the scheme, the publication reports.

Trump has consistently denied knowing anything about the payments to Daniels, whom he infamously derided as “Horse Face” last month. However, Cohen’s sworn testimony to prosecutors could implicate the president in a crime, although the WSJ notes that “Trump’s involvement in the payments, by itself, wouldn’t mean he is guilty of federal crimes.”

Read the whole report here.


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Alabama Republican: ‘I want to see more people’ get coronavirus

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On Thursday, Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh suggested that he wanted more people to get coronavirus — because he thinks America would develop "herd immunity" and reduce the spread enough to protect more vulnerable populations.

"I'm not as concerned so much as the number of cases. In fact, quite honestly, I want to see more people, because we start reaching an immunity the more people have it and get through it," said Marsh. "I don't want any deaths, as few as possible, say, I get it, but those people who are susceptible to the disease, especially more serious pre-existing conditions, elderly population, those folks, we need to, you know, do all we can to protect them. But I'm not concerned, I want to make sure that everybody can receive care."

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The Secretary of Defense was briefed on Russian bounty on American soldiers — proving it isn’t the hoax Trump said it was

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Last week, President Donald Trump finally heard the news that the Russian government was giving cash to Afghanistan's Taliban forces to murder American soldiers.

Initially, he began with Step one in the Trump list of processing a scandal: denial.

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody's been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine - Where's Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their 'source'?" tweeted Trump on June 28.

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Here’s why Trump contradicted his own White House on the Supreme Court rulings

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Following the Supreme Court's pair of 7-2 decisions rejecting President Donald Trump's claim to have absolute immunity from subpoenas, he blasted the ruling on Twitter, claiming he being unfairly targeted and the victim of "prosecutorial misconduct." However, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement saying that "President Trump is gratified by today’s decision."

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