On Friday, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani tried to downplay the BuzzFeed report alleging the Trump had instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
“If you believe Michael Cohen, I can get you out of good deal on the Brooklyn bridge,” he said in a statement.
But Fox News reporter John Roberts noted that it’s not about taking Cohen at his word.
“But here’s the reality of it. Robert Mueller’s office did a number of interviews with Michael Cohen, sat with him for hours, and felt that he had given them information that was important enough to their investigations that they sent a note to the judge who recently sentenced Michael Cohen, saying that his cooperation with the special counsel’s office deserved leniency,” Roberts noted.
“He told them something, no question.”
Oregon comedian says a Trump supporter punched him in the face for mocking the president
A longtime comedian from Portland, Oregon is claiming that a supporter of President Donald Trump punched him in the face after he mocked the president during his routine.
Local news station KATU 2 reports that Joe Fontenot says that he was given a black eye during his Saturday night show after he made a joke ridiculing Trump's proposed "Space Force."
Right after making the joke, an offended Trump supporter stood up in the audience and shouted, "Make America great again," Fontenot claims.
How the conservative right hijacks religion
Democrats are beginning to challenge the Republican grip on the language of religion and faith in the United States. Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, recently wrote an essay for The Atlantic, “Democrats Need to Talk About Their Faith.”
This is a bold and necessary move. However, it may come up against scientific and progressive resistance. This resistance is based on the claim that science and religion, or religion and progressive politics, are incompatible.
Democrats mulling revenge against Mitch McConnell over his treatment of Merrick Garland
A report from Politico indicates that there is a battle within the Democratic Party on how much power they will exert placing judges on federal benches should they retake the White House in 2020.
Citing the way that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held open the Supreme Court seat that was supposed to be filled by Chief United States Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, only to have Trump nominate conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the court, Democrats are considering using hardball tactics of their own.