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Trump ally Alan Dershowitz gets gloomy over Cohen hearing: ‘This is not a good day for the president’

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Harvard Law professor and Trump-defending legal expert Alan Dershowitz had a gloomy response to Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony.

The law professor told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he was “shocked” by how much of the privileged communication between Cohen and his former client was revealed during the testimony

“This is not a good day for the president, clearly, to have his lawyer and intimate disclose so many things about him that don’t belong in the public domain,” Dershowitz told the veteran ABC anchor in a phone interview during the hearing’s recess.

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Dershowitz went on to say that he’s worried Cohen’s testimony may have “weakened” attorney-client privilege.

“Whether [Cohen] wants to get a reduction in sentence or he wants to do the right thing, people can judge that for themselves,” the law professor mused.

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Dutch man arrested for ‘Black Pete’ suicide bomb threat

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Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.

The arrest is the latest controversy over the country's traditional Saint Nicholas side kick, portrayed in winter parades and by many Dutch children with a black face, thick red lips, woolly hair and a golden earring.

"A 49-year-old man from The Hague was arrested Monday afternoon after he threatened to blow himself up in support of the Saint Nicholas tradition," police said in a statement.

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Trump’s claim on halting Ukraine aid contradicted by Pentagon official Laura Cooper

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According to a new report from The Daily Beast, after the Pentagon's June announcement that it would give Ukraine $250 million in aid, Defense Department officials received a list of questions, seemingly originating from President Trump, seeking information about the aid.

“We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” top Pentagon official Laura Cooper testified on Capitol Hill last month. “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line.”

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Kellyanne Conway snaps after Fox News host mentions Adam Schiff

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On Fox News Tuesday, anchor Bill Hemmer asked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway about the impeachment hearings — and she lost her temper as soon as he brought up House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

"How concerned is the president over these hearings?" asked Hemmer.

"The president is not concerned at all," said Conway. "The business of the people of this country is not being done ... the Capitol behind me is not a movie set, it is not a cardboard cutout. It’s where your representatives work for you, wasting your money and their time."

"Just to come back to this, I am told that Adam Schiff delivers the opening statement tomorrow," said Hemmer.

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