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The View’s Sunny Hostin can’t believe National Enquirer was stupid enough to blackmail Bezos



Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday provided evidence that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him. The View’s Sunny Hostin was flabbergasted by the allegations.

“But if you’re [American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer], why would you try to blackmail or extort the richest guy in the world?” Hostin said Friday.

“Like he is the one guy that can stand up to you. And AMI has an agreement with the government, with the Southern District of New York, which says you cannot commit any other crimes because then you don’t have an agreement,” the former prosecutor noted.


Federal prosecutors announced in December 2018 that AMI had entered into a “non-prosecution agreement” regarding its role in a hush-money payment to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Donald Trump.

The View co-host Ana Navarro said AMI could be a victim of overconfidence.

“I’ll tell you why they go after him, because they think they can. They were so cocky as to put the extortion, the threat in writing, in detailed writing,” she remarked.

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First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal



The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.

"The mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," Virgin Orbit's Twitter account reported as the test was underway off the coast of California.

The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said.

Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a quick and flexible launch service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos (600 to 1,00 pounds), a market which is currently booming.

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Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert



On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."

White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock pic.twitter.com/Yl9KwJf6KP

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020

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Trump uses Memorial Day to attack Biden and recycle old lies about his coronavirus response



NYT: "At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China"

President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.

Sleepy Joe Biden (mostly his reps.) went crazy when I banned, in late January, people coming in from China. He called me “xenophobic” & then went equally “nuts” when we let in 44,000 people - until he was told they were American citizens coming home. He later apologized!

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