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Watergate prosecutor explains why Cohen is more damaging to Trump than John Dean was to Nixon

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A former Watergate special prosecutor responded to news that Donald Trump’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen had been sentenced to three years in prison by discussing his similarities to (and differences from) John Dean.

Dean, ex-Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Viniste noted, pleaded guilty and went to jail after agreeing to cooperate and offer information. Cohen, however, has not cooperated to that level — and also was sentenced for his own crimes that are separate from Trump.

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“In the Southern District [of New York, where Cohen was sentenced], you can’t go halfway,” Ben-Viniste told CNN host Brooke Baldwin. “You can say you’re going to cooperate fully and not do it, and he did not.”

The prosecutor outlined further differences as well, including that Trump’s former attorney has a “lifetime” of evidence against the president and “a variety of different scams unfortunately that have come home to roost.”

Cohen’s “very significant cooperation” with special counsel Robert Mueller will likely allow him to “get another bite at the apple” of his sentencing down the road.

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Central Park incident just one more example of white women using their status to terrorize black men: NYT’s Charles Blow

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Amy Cooper is just the latest example of white women using their privilege and femininity to terrorize black men, according to a new column from Charles Blow.

The New York Times columnist explains that a video recording of an incident involving Cooper, an investment manager, and Christian Cooper, a science editor, has a long and shameful historical precedent.

"This racial street theater against black people is an endemic, primal feature of the Republic," Blow write. "Specifically, I am enraged by white women weaponizing racial anxiety, using their white femininity to activate systems of white terror against black men. This has long been a power white women realized they had and that they exerted."

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New Zealand epidemiologist: ‘We look at Trump’s behavior and we’re horrified’

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To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of New Zealand.

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Trump White House hammered for covering up their own economic projections as jobs vanish

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The Trump White House has decided against releasing midyear economic projections this summer, breaking precedent at a time when unemployment is expected to top 20 percent.

The Washington Post reports that the administration is not releasing updated economic projections that "would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn" with massive job losses that have topped 36 million in just two months.

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