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Michael Cohen ‘likely has proof’ of all of his allegations against Trump: former Democratic Senator

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LAS VEGAS NEVADA, DECEMBER 14, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at campaign event at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino the day before the CNN Republican Presidential Debate (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke to CNN Sunday to speculate that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, likely has proof of all of the horrific accusations made in his book and other stories about Trump and his family.

Boxer explained that she thinks the accusations against Trump in books like Cohen’s and former FBI investigator Peter Strzok don’t need former Vice President Joe Biden or his campaign to push the stories into the news cycle.

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They’ll “have an impact with or without the Biden campaign,” said Boxer, noting that she served with five presidents from both parties.”My take is there is never anything like that. Everybody with a pulse knows these accusations are true. First, they have been checked with many different outlets, news outlets. They are true. We also know what he said about John McCain, a senator, a war hero. He said he wasn’t a war hero.”

“I think Michael Cohen may very well have some proof,” Boxer continued. “Because he is an attorney. And he doesn’t come to us, you know, with a clean slate. But everything that he says rings true. If you have a heartbeat and a pulse, you have heard this president, it sounds like him. And it makes me sick what he apparently said about Nelson Mandela. This is a president that shuns wonderful people. This is a president that shuns wonderful people. He embraces tyrants. And yes, I think that it will have an impact. But I just want to say, with all of this, you’ve got so many people dying of COVID. You don’t hear this president talk about it. He is playing golf. So, you know, in some ways, we’ll be distracted by this book and that book, and I’m all for it, but look what is happening here. We are going through a terrible pandemic with no leadership.”

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Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.

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If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.

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A Never-Trump Republican changed her mind — then crumbled when she tried to explain why

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In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Republican Danielle Pletka declared that despite the fact that she refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, she now feels compelled to support him in 2020. The piece quickly caught fire online, inspiring ridicule and sympathy from differing corners and triggering a surprising amount of discussion.

In one sense, it’s hard to see what the big deal was. The Post publishes opinion pieces in support of Trump frequently, and this one was not particularly special. Pletka herself is not a particularly notable figure. Like many op-eds, it was sloppy and unpersuasive, making huge leaps of reasoning and glossing over critical points in the argument. It didn’t take seriously any compelling counterarguments. It was, in other words, a mere display of partisan loyalty from a Republican who would prefer to be inside the tent than outside of it.

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Here’s the doomsday scenario in Pennsylvania that could cost Joe Biden the election

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On Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer walked through a potential voter error that could cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania — the exclusion of so-called "naked ballots," or mail-in ballots that aren't properly sealed in two layers of envelopes.

"The state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that’s seen as increasingly likely to determine who wins the White House, last week ordered officials to throw out 'naked ballots' — mail ballots that arrive without inner 'secrecy envelopes,'" reported Jonathan Lai. "Pennsylvania uses a two-envelope mail ballot system: A completed ballot goes into a 'secrecy envelope' that has no identifying information, and then into a larger mailing envelope that the voter signs."

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