Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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Roy Moore, who has not yet announced whether he intends to anger the entire Republican Party by running for Senate in Alabama again, is distancing himself from his former lawyer, who was just arrested on drug charges.

Moore claimed in a tweet that he has not been represented by Trenton Roger Garmon for “quite some time” and offered to “pray for him.”

Garmon was a vocal supporter of Moore’s first Senate bid in 2017, often appearing on cable news — describing himself as Moore’s attorney — to defend Moore against allegations that he sexually assault teen girls when he was in his 30s.

Among Garmon’s more colorful quotes were when he told CNN host Don Lemon: “Hey Don Lemon squeezy, keep it easy.”

Moore’s ex-lawyer was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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President Trump sat for an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham while he was in Normandy on Wednesday to commemorate D-Day.

But just before he headed to the somber ceremony to honor the fallen, Trump couldn’t stop slamming one particular political opponent, who, coincidentally, was also in France for the same ceremony: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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