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Michael Cohen drops bombshell at hearing: Trump is being investigated right now for criminal acts

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Michael Cohen, former fixer for President Donald Trump, testified to Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) in a public House hearing Wednesday that he knew about other crimes implicating the president, but he was not at liberty to discuss.

Krishnamoorthi was inquiring about the last communications between Cohen and the president, which Cohen said had occurred a few months after the FBI raided his home.

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“What did he or his agent communicate to you,” asked Krishnamoorthi.

“Unfortunately, this topic is actually something that’s being investigated right now by the Southern District of New York,” Cohen replied. “And I’ve been asked by them not to discuss and not to talk about these issues.”

“Is there any other wrongdoing or illegal act that you are aware of regarding Donald Trump that we haven’t yet discussed today?” asked Krishnamoorthi

“Yes,” Cohen responded. “And again, those are part of the investigation that’s currently being looked at by the Southern District of New York.”

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Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.

The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."

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At Tuesday's White House press conference, President Donald Trump spent a considerable portion of the time attacking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who was just announced to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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