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Trump Speaks Out About Cohen Guilty Plea, Trolls Him on Twitter

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has officially decided to “flip” on the commander-in-chief by pleading guilty to knowingly violating campaign finance law at the direction of a federal candidate by his paying $280,000 in “hush money” to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal with the intent of influencing an election.

Trump bypassed an opportunity to issue any sort of statement on the guilty plea at a rally he held in West Virginia on Tuesday evening, however he finally broke his silence on Twitter by trolling Cohen in typical Trump fashion.

“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!” he wrote. And that’s it.

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As Trump trolls his “fixer”-turned-archnemesis, Cohen is looking to raise some cash, his lawyer Lanny Davis launching a GoFundMe account Wednesday with the goal of raising $500,000 to cover his expenses while he courageously battles dark forces to finally “tell the truth about Donald Trump.”

Cohen’s crusade to “tell the truth” follows a headline-grabbing day in front of a judge in which he pleaded guilty to a total of eight charges: “five counts of tax evasion; one count of making false statements to a financial institution; one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporation contribution; and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate.”

While Trump didn’t reference Cohen’s plea at the rally Tuesday night, on his way to the rally he vaguely commented on the cases against Cohen and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort — who was found guilty on 8 of 18 charges on Tuesday, none of which were related to Trump’s campaign — telling reporters, “This has nothing to do with Russian collusion. This is a witch hunt, and it’s a disgrace.”

It doesn’t appear, at the moment, that President Trump is all that concerned about Cohen’s “flipping” on him, sticking to his side of the story and continuing to press that this is nothing more than a witch hunt by folks who just want to see him booted from office.

The media and folks at all levels of society and culture have seemingly made it their life’s ambition to try and destroy the Trump administration, specifically focusing lots of their resources on the Stormy Daniels fiasco and the Russia collusion nonsense.

It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the days ahead, but the one thing we know for certain is that Trump isn’t afraid, so why should we be?

Source: Daily Wire

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard

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For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. https://twitter.com/nojumper/status/1383145940807163904?s=20 The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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