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“Black Tuesday” Ramps Up Impeachment Chatter

Politico reports: One Republican lawyer close to the White House worried that Cohen – with his unique access to Trump’s history of business dealings and scandalous personal entanglements – could ultimately prove more damaging to Trump, and give Democrats fodder for impeachment if they take the House in November. “It’s the only excuse they’ll need,” the lawyer said. “And believe …

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Trump Lavishes Praise On “Brave” Manafort, Claims Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Things “That Are Not A Crime”

The Week reports: The traditional reward for acts of unimaginable bravery is a Purple Heart — but apparently eight felony convictions works in a pinch. President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of felony financial crimes Tuesday. The president has consistently defended Manafort both in person and on Twitter. He added to his online flattery …

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Cohen Launches GoFundMe, Deletes Anti-Hillary Tweet

Newsweek reports: Michael Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, has pleaded for donations to a new fund set up to help pay the legal fees associated with Cohen’s case. The “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” on GoFundMe has a $500,000 goal. As of early this morning, more than $21,000 had been donated. “On July 2, 2018, Michael Cohen declared his independence from Donald …

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Lawyer: Cohen Will Not Seek Or Accept A Pardon

The Independent reports: Michael Cohen’s lawyer has said his client will refuse any pardon from Donald Trump, branding the US president a “criminal”. Lanny Davis, who was hired by Mr Cohen last month, told National Public Radio Mr Trump’s former attorney would “never” accept a pardon from “a man that he considers to be a corrupt and a dangerous person”. …

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Eric Trump On Omarosa: “I Truly Hate Disloyal People”

The Huffington Post reports: Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump and executive vice president of the family’s company, fired off a complaint on Twitter about “disloyal people.” Trump was likely referring to Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former “Apprentice” villain and fired White House aide who’s been promoting her new tell-all book with secretly recorded audio. But critics on Twitter …

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Fox Host Angrily Confronts Katrina Pierson For Having Lied On His Show About N-Word Tape Conference Call

Mediaite reports: On Monday evening, Pierson appeared on Fox News and when Ed Henry challenged Pierson on Omarosa’s account that she had admitted the N-word tape existed, she said that this account “was absolutely not true.” Cut to Tuesday morning and Omarosa shared a recording of a conversation about the alleged “n-word” tape in which Pierson appears to confirm it’s …

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WH “Can’t Guarantee” There’s No Trump N-Word Tape

The Associated Press reports: White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur. Sanders said, “I haven’t been in every single room,” when asked if she can say with certainty that Trump has never used the N-word. Ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has alleged she has heard Trump on …

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Omarosa Claims Trump Knew About Hacked Clinton Emails In Advance, Says Mueller Has Interviewed Her

The New York Daily News reports: Ousted White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed Tuesday that President Trump was well aware that emails stolen from his rival’s campaign were going to be released to the public during the 2016 campaign. “Absolutely,” Manigault Newman stated matter-of-factly when asked by MSNBC’s Katie Tur if Trump knew about the release before it happened. …

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BREAKING: Trump Sues Omarosa For Breach Of NDA

ABC News reports: A senior Trump campaign official confirms to ABC News, the campaign has filed arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman Tuesday morning in New York for allegations that she violated her non-disclosure agreement with the Trump campaign. In a statement to ABC News, the official says: “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Manigault-Newman with the …

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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Aides Discussing How To “Spin” Fallout From Trump Saying N-Word [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman lied when she called him a racist who has said the N-word on tape. The president tweeted Monday night, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary and never have. She made it up.” But a new recording, obtained by CBS News overnight, seems to back up Omarosa’s …

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Trump Denies Existence Of N-Word Tapes: Fake News!

Yahoo News reports: President Donald Trump fired back at claims of racism made by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman late Monday, saying no tape exists of him using the N-word and referring to himself as a “true champion of civil rights.” Trump blasted Manigault, who served as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison until her firing in …

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Omarosa’s Book: Trump Called Junior A “Fuck Up” For Releasing Emails About Meeting With Kremlin Lawyer

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump blasted his firstborn son as a “f–kup” after learning he had released emails about a controversial Trump Tower meeting attended by a Kremlin-connected lawyer who had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to Omarosa Manigault Newman’s forthcoming book. Manigault Newman, who was unceremoniously fired from the White House last December, says the …

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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Call With Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former “Apprentice” contestant who became a White House aide, has provided an audio recording that she says is from 2017 and on which President Donald Trump expresses surprise that she’d been fired from his administration. The tape, which was played exclusively Monday on “Today,” appears to show Trump having no idea that Newman …

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White House Seeks To Block More Omarosa Tapes

ABC News reports: Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former White House colleagues are looking into legal options to stop her from releasing more tapes and to punish her for secretly recording her conversation with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, White House officials tell ABC News. “The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation …

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White House Blasts “Disgruntled Liar” Omarosa

“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations. It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, …

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BREAKING: Scott Pruitt Resigns As EPA Chief

NBC News reports: Scott Pruitt’s polarizing tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation. The departure follows months of scrutiny that gathered momentum following reports that Pruitt had rented a Capitol Hill condominium linked to an energy lobbyist on favorable terms. The revelation …

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WH Deputy Chief Of Staff Joe Hagin Hits The Exit

The Associated Press reports: The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump’s meeting last week with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector. Joe Hagin, the White House deputy chief of staff for operations, has served in every Republican White House since the Reagan administration. …

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REPORT: John Kelly Has Given Up On Trying To Rein In Trump’s Wild Behavior Even If It Leads To Impeachment

Politico reports: Kelly’s status in the White House has changed in recent months, and he and the president are now seen as barely tolerating one another. According to four people close to Kelly, the former Marine general has largely yielded his role as the enforcer in the West Wing as his relationship with Trump has soured. While Kelly himself once …

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Senior White House Staffer Marc Short Hits The Exit

Politico reports: White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told his colleagues Friday that he’s resigning, according to current and former administration officials. He is expected to leave the White House in mid-July, but it was unclear whether he has accepted a new position. Short, the top White House liaison to Capitol Hill, did not respond to several requests for …

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REPORT: Homeland Security Secretary Nearly Resigns After Browbeating By Trump In Front Of Entire Cabinet

The New York Times reports: Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the episode. Ms. Nielsen, who is a …

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