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READ IT: FBI releases file on Trump political mentor Roy Cohn

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On Friday, as the battle between President Donald Trump and the intelligence community continued to escalate as Trump sought to discredit the whistleblower who accused him of trying to extort Ukraine, the FBI released its file on Roy Cohn.

Cohn is most famous for being Senator Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings. But he also served as a lawyer for the Trump family, representing them when they were sued for discriminating against black rental applicants. He was also a mentor to Donald Trump, Esquire reports.

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The documents appear to show that Cohn was suspected of engaging in unsavory conduct like bribery.

The legendary Robert Morgenthau, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, also conducted an investigation into wrongdoing by Cohn. The fixer also had mob ties. The FBI tried to bug Cohn’s office “to intercept the conversations of Genovese boss Anthony Salerno with I.B.O.T. contact Maishe Rockman.”

Read the file here.


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Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns

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British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.

In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.

"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."

The op-ed continued:

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‘We are leaderless right now!’ Trump supporters despair that he’s doing nothing as riots erupt across America

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Several supporters of President Donald Trump are very upset that he is not doing enough to crack down on the violence that has swept the country ever since the killing of George Floyd last week.

As reported by the conservative Daily Wire, many conservatives who have otherwise been supportive of Trump are growing exasperated that he spent the weekend hunkered down in the White House and only sending the occasional angry tweet.

"Does Trump have dementia or something?" asked pro-Trump political pundit Mike Cernovitch. "Because sitting on his fat ass right now isn't the right move."

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Desperate and ‘out-of-control’ Trump might prompt violent insurrection to stay in office: columnist

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Writing for the Daily Beast, columnist Michael Tomasky made a strong case that Donald Trump has removed any doubt that he is "morally unfit" to be president and, faced with the possibility he may not be re-elected, could resort to encouraging his followers to take up arms in his defense.

"Naively, I always thought that even Donald Trump would stop short of actually inciting violence. I mean, he’s the president of the United States," Tomasky began before adding, "History means nothing to him, and the future means even less. Presidents—all presidents, even ones I didn’t like—think about the office, the future implications of their actions, the future of our institutions."

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