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Michael Cohen fears his family may be attacked over Trump’s angry rhetoric: report

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People close to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen say he fears for the safety of his family as the president publicly targets him.

Sources that spoke to ABC News said that he’s expressed to his friends “concern that Trump’s heated rhetoric on television and Twitter could incite an unstable person to target him or his family.”

He has taken to wondering if his scheduled public testimony before Congress is such a good idea after all, the sources told ABC, casting doubt on whether he will go through with it.

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The report noted that on Sunday, Donald Trump referred to his former fixer as “weak,” accused him of lying to federal prosecutors and suggested an investigation of the attorney’s father-in-law.

“[Cohen] should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that’s the one that people want to look at,” Trump told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro. “That’s the money in the family.”

Kenneth White, a former federal prosecutor, told ABC Trump’s statement was an “absolutely shocking violation of norms for the chief executive to suggest a retaliatory investigation against the relative of a witness against him.”

“This is Nixonian ‘enemy list’ stuff,” White added, “but instead of the public finding out about it through secret tapes and insiders, the president is saying it openly on TV.”


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‘A coward and a commander’: New Lincoln Project ad contrasts Trump with James Mattis

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On Friday, the conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project released a new attack ad against President Donald Trump — this time using the criticism of his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, and comparing and contrasting their leadership ability.

"This is the story of a coward and a commander," said the ad's narrator. "The coward Trump dodged the draft. Jim Mattis led American troops for forty years. While a frightened Trump hides from protesters in a deep bunker firing off tweets, Jim Mattis does what he's always done: Leads. While Donald Trump angrily attacks, General Mattis' words deserve to be heard by every American."

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NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes for league’s indifference to players’ protests against racism

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On Friday, CNN reported that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is acknowledging his organization turned a blind eye when his athletes took a knee to protest racism and police violence, and issued a formal apology.

"We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," Goodell said in a newly released Instagram video. "It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality."

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Maxine Waters calls for Trump’s Cabinet initiate the 25th Amendment ‘before this would-be dictator takes us all down’

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for Donald Trump to be removed from office on Friday.

"Is there one brave member of Trump’s cabinet who would move to initiate the 25th Amendment to remove him from office?" Waters asked on the president's favorite social networking platform.

The 25th Amendment would allow Vice President Mike Pence to ascend to the presidency if a majority of Trump's cabinet declares "the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

"Now is the time to save our country before this would-be dictator takes us all down!" Waters warned.

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