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Cohen Looks to Make ‘Squeal Deal’ to Avoid Jail Time

Cohen’s “sudden” discovery isn’t fooling anyone, but the democrats may just be desperate enough to bite.

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Over the course of the last several weeks, the American people have gotten a good look at Michael Cohen, and the former “fixer” for Trump certainly has made some sort of impression.

That impression, however, is one wrought with skepticism and concern over the now-disbarred attorney’s ability to tell the truth.  Cohen is currently set to report to prison within a few weeks, thanks to his unwillingness to speak truthfully to Congress during his first round of testimony.

Cohen has since retired to Capitol Hill, after his sentencing, to speak again to Congress with some sort of renewed honesty…apparently.

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The jury is still out on just how truthful Cohen was being during his second go-round.

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Now, the former “fixer” wants a third attempt, after suddenly coming up with a vast array of computer files pertaining to his work with the President.

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is seeking to delay his surrender to prison — and get a reduced sentence — by citing his recent ability to access a computer hard drive containing more than 14 million files, some of which could help congressional committees investigating Trump.

A memo that Cohen’s attorneys sent with a letter Thursday to top Democrats in Congress details what Cohen has told special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and the House Intelligence Committee about circumstantial evidence that the attorneys say suggests Trump was involved in or knew about a criminal conspiracy to collude with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen’s reputation for slickness and ambiguity is not new to the American people, and neither is this well-timed, premeditated political maneuver.

These”14 million” files were likely stashed away months if not years ago by Cohen, just in case he ever needed a “get out of jail free” card.

Now it will be up to Congress to decide what the preparation was worth.

 

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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