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Ex-prosecutor takes shot at Jim Jordan over Ohio State sex assault claims before he can question Cohen in House hearing

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon with host Alex Witt, a former federal prosecutor predicted that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will disrupt Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House committee and turn the hearing into a circus in order to protect President Donald Trump.

Along the way, she took a shot at the Republican lawmaker over allegations that he looked the other way when he was a coach at Ohio State as student-athletes were reportedly sexually assaulted.

According to ex-prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, Trump is a liar and the Jordan will run interference for him during the hearings which could be devastating for the embattled president.

Asked about the prospect, of GOP haranguing Cohen in order to discredit him as not credible, Alksne said she would rather he not testify.

“From a prosecutor’s point of view, you don’t really want your witness in a House committee where Jim ‘looked the other way’ Jordan is doing a cross exam,” she stated. “They’re going to be ugly yelling and screaming and it’s a weird set up.”

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“What has happened is people like Jim Jordan are framing this case, that really Mueller should be framing” she continued. “Even if Mueller doesn’t allow him to testify about certain things, it will dissolve into a circus. And prosecutors, we’re control freaks — we want to control the witness.”

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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting

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ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.

Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.

Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.

In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".

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For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task

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Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.

While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.

"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.

Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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