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Michael Cohen to give public testimony against Trump before Congress: CNN

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CNN’s Manu Raju announced Thursday that Michael Cohen, the former attorney to President Donald Trump will give public testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in Congress on Feb. 7.

“This is according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the committee releasing this statement, saying that Cohen will testify before this committee,” Raju said. “Of course, Cohen has been a central player, very close to this president, of course, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison for multiple charges including two campaign finance-related charges in which he allegedly admitted to being involved with payments to silence women who alleged affairs with this president in the days running up to the 2016 campaign.”

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The hearing is one of many that the House chair is announcing.

“First, Elijah Cummings explaining this decision,” Raju said reading the letter. “He said this is ‘part of their efforts to oversee the Trump Administration.’ He said they’re trying to ‘restore accountability and transparency when it comes to looking into the executive [branch.’ They’re also announcing other hearings involving prescription drugs. He said that about the Cohen hearing, he said ‘I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify voluntarily. I want to make clear we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with special counsel Mueller’s office so the committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.'”


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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.

They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz, who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein, O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.

But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.

McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."

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CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.

The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.

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Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."

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