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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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Former Obama officials torch Trump’s press secretary for ‘bald-faced lie’ about leaving mean notes

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Tuesday told a tall tale about Obama officials -- and now many of them are calling her out for it.

While talking to reporters, Grisham alleged that Obama staffers in January 2017 left notes that read, "You will fail" for Trump officials.

The story immediately raised suspicions among reporters who were skeptical that such notes would have remained a secret for nearly three years, especially given how leak-prone the Trump White House has been.

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Vindman debunks Trump’s CrowdStrike conspiracy theory — and agrees it was promoted by Putin

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At the public impeachment hearing on Tuesday, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman asked Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about President Donald Trump's anti-Ukraine conspiracy theories discussed on the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman stated flatly that he had seen no evidence to support any of them and noted that they were being promoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"President Trump asks President Zelensky for a favor, and then raises this theory of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election," said Goldman. "He says in the highlighted portion, 'I would like you to do us a favor though. Because our country has been through a lot. And Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine. They say CrowdStrike. I guess you have one of your wealthy people. The server, they say Ukraine has it.' Now, Col. Vindman, was this statement based on the official talking points that you had prepared?"

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‘Close friend of the president’: The Hill’s owner let columnist feed Trump conspiracy stories — here’s why

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According to a report from CNN, the owner of "The Hill" has managed to fly under the radar as Donald Trump is facing impeachment despite the fact that he personally approved of conspiracy-based columns by the now-departed John Solomon that the president has used to defend his Ukraine dealings.

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