President Donald Trump is using “gangster tactics” to intimidate his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. On Wednesday, Cohen announced that he was postponing his Congressional testimony amid threats made to his family reportedly by the president.
During CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s Wednesday show, legal analyst Jeffery Toobin called the move “outrageous.”
“It’s so outrageous. It is so disgraceful,” Toobin told Wolf. “Whether it’s an actual crime, I don’t know. It’s certainly part of a grand jury investigation for obstruction of justice. But it is outrageously wrong.”
He then said that Trump was using “gangster tactics.”
CNN’s Dana Bash said that Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s intimidation tactics actually worked since Cohen postponed his testimony.
“It was intimidation. The thing to keep in mind is, it worked. It worked. Michael Cohen says he doesn’t want to testify because of that intimidation. That’s what’s so remarkable about this,” Bash said.
“It’s Donald Trump 101. This is outrageous. I don’t think it’s over yet,” CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel said.
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He ‘knows where lots of Trump bodies are buried’: Ex-Mueller associate says president’s latest dissension spells trouble
President Donald Trump has reportedly fallen out with a decades-long friend, private equity real estate investor Tom Barrack, who is currently the focus of a federal investigation into how the money from Trump's inaugural fund was raised and spent.
On Monday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner laid out a key reason why Trump may want to distance himself from Barrack at this point:
Televised hearings are in our future (can’t come soon enough). Tom Barrack knows where lots of Trump’s bodies are buried (figuratively speaking), inaugural committee bodies and others. Let’s hope Barrack is already quietly assisting prosecutors. https://t.co/BlgsiaX0YP
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday responded to Norway's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular -- albeit misleading -- images.
"Look at the killing of whales sponsored by Norway," Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.
The post includes a video and photographs of a spectacular whale hunt, where mammals in the shallow waters of a bay are slaughtered by people wading on shore, armed with hooked knives. The whales' blood turns the waters red.
However, the images, reportedly taken on May 29 in Norway, illustrate a "grind", a type of pilot whale hunt practised exclusively in the Faroe Islands -- a Danish territory in the North Atlantic.
Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes
Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.