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Former White House Legislative Director Marc Short defended President Trump on CNN Thursday and seized on a conservative talking point that Trump perhaps wasn’t aware he was breaking the law with the hush payment he had Michael Cohen orchestrate for him.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) was OUTRAGED when he learned that ProPublica would be supporting investigative journalism at a local newspaper over the course of the next year and posted a befuddling video on Wednesday evening attacking The Courier-Journal and ProPublica’s funding model, complete with a dig at billionaire donor George Soros.
Former Alabama Judge and failed Senate candidate Roy Moore is attempting to keep his $95 million lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime alive by claiming the network committed fraud when it swindled him — along with several other politicians — into getting scanned for pedophilia on Cohen’s “Who Is America” show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
First lady Melania Trump said the most difficult part of being in the White House is dealing with the “opportunists,” like journalists, comedians and book writers, who use “my name or my family’s name” to “advance themselves.”
After Kellyanne Conway accused Rep.-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — without mentioning her name — of tweeting a “slur” about White House chief of staff John Kelly and diminishing her intelligence on Fox News Tuesday, the soon-to-be congresswoman shot back, suggesting Conway has been “engaged in a war on facts” since President Trump took office.
Michael Cohen’s former lawyer Lanny Davis — who worked as a special counsel to former President Bill Clinton — said on MSNBC following Cohen’s sentencing Wednesday that anyone involved with the Trump campaign should be concerned about their legal fate.