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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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Trump spends morning hurling all-caps rage tweets while COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control

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In the face a deadly pandemic that continues to spiral out of control, President Donald Trump spent his morning hurling angry all-caps tweets about topics ranging from the news media to former President Barack Obama to the prosecutors who have put several of his allies in jail.

The first Trump tweet concerned the media's reporting about the coronavirus pandemic, which Trump continues to insist only looks bad because the United States does so much testing.

"For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better," the president wrote. "We have tested 40,000,000 people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT REPORTED!"

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New Hampshire locals concerned about ‘loud and boisterous’ Trump supporters bringing COVID-19 to town

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Trump supporters are descending on New Hampshire, one of only three states where coronavirus cases are currently waning, and locals are worried about another outbreak.

The mayor of Portsmouth is refusing to back down on the city's mask mandate ahead of President Donald Trump's rally Saturday at an airport, and the campaign will strongly encourage supporters to wear masks, but some area business owners are worried about sick people coming in from out of state, reported WMUR-TV.

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The new NYC? Houston hospitals struggle with ‘astonishing’ rise in coronavirus cases

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As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations are soaring, hospitals in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are running out of ICU beds. On Tuesday, Texas set a grim new record of 10,000 new cases in a single day. “It’s been astonishing,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink, who has been reporting from Houston’s largest hospital. “They’ve been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients.”

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