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Trump’s ‘witness tampering’ may succeed with Michael Cohen who fears for his family says attorney Lanny Davis

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Public testimony by longtime Donald Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen before the House Oversight Committee was expected to one of the most exciting Capitol Hill events since Democrats took control of the House of Representative in the 2018 midterm elections.

But it might not happen.

Cohen advisor and former attorney Lanny Davis said to MSNBC’s Ari Melber that Cohen was “considering” whether to testify in light of President Trump’s attacks on his family.

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Melber played a clip of Trump calling in to Fox News to attack Cohen’s father-in-law.

“Has that an impact on Mr. Cohen, as we’ve seen reports about?” Melber asked.

“Very much so,” Davis replied. “He is very concerned — as is his family — that a bully in the bully pulpit named Donald Trump calls out a member of his family and he’s also called out other members of his family, using the White House platform on a national television show.”

“Let me be very clear here, this is a definition of witness tampering and intimidation and could be obstruction of justice,” Davis charged.

“You’re saying in this interview tonight, as Mr. Cohen’s adviser, you view what the president is doing already as illegal tampering?” Melber asked.

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“There is no question that his threatening and calling out his father-in-law who, ‘has all of the money’ is not only improper and unseemly for a bully using the bully pulpit of the presidency, but the very definition of intimidation and witness tampering — especially a witness about to appear before a Congressional committee to tell the truth about what he knows about Donald Trump, by definition that deserves a criminal investigation,” Davis answered.

“Do you, from your dealings with Mr. cohen and others view the president as trying to make good on this threat?” Melber asked.

“There is genuine fear and it has caused Michael Cohen to consider whether he should go forward or not and he’s not yet made a final decision,” Davis revealed.

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“Are you saying tonight the testimony may be off?” Melber asked.

“I would just say that the exact words that he’s considering whether to go forward in light of the concerns about his family,” Davis replied. “My guess is that he won’t let a bully silence him, but I can tell you that he is still considering whether to do this or not.”

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New York firefighter gets emotional talking about EMTs who feel guilty they’re too sick to work

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The New York Fire Department is struggling to make its way through the coronavirus crisis. Currently, 493 members of the NYFD have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 3,000 are out sick.

Anthony Almojera, an EMS Lieutenant-paramedic for the FDNY told CNN Tuesday that he doesn't know how they're managing the constant influx of calls for help from New Yorkers.

"It's truly a testament to the EMS workers that we have here, the EMTs and medics," he told host Jim Sciutto. "It's pretty amazing to see how they're going out in spite of seeing all their co-workers get sick. It's frightening for a lot of us. We don't want to bring it home. We don't want to get sick with it but, you know, this is our job, we treat the sick and injured. We still have all of our regular 9-1-1 calls. It's truly a testament to the EMTs."

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‘Can we get a refund?’ Trump flack Stephanie Grisham faces a landslide of mockery after her abrupt dismissal

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is reportedly being relieved of her duties after having gone a full ten months on the job without holding a single press briefing.

Given that Grisham hauled in a salary of $183,000 despite never actually appearing before reporters to answer questions, some Americans are asking if we can get a "refund" for her purported services.

Others, meanwhile, are simply happy to see her leave despite having rarely, if ever, seen her talk in public.

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Trump’s history as a sketchy vitamin company pitchman might help explain his hydroxychloroquine obsession: report

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In an attempt to understand the myriad of reasons why Donald Trump has gone all-in on pushing hydroxychloroquine as the possible solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, the former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee noted that the president once was the owner of a sketchy vitamin company under the Trump brand.

Writing for the conservative Bulwark, Tim Miller posed the question: "Why is Trump obsessed with hydroxychloroquine?' by noting the president has become one of, if not its biggest, proponents.

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