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The Hill — The the book ‘‘Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House has caused a stir as The News Blender reported here and here, among the media and White House alike. While twitter debates the legality of taping ones firing, another snippet of the book is making waves, states that as Micheal Cohen his one time lawyer and Omarosa were leaving the oval office, President Trump chewed a piece of paper and swallowed it, “Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive.” Cohen took to twitter and stated, he never witnessed any such behavior
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!
CNN — Sunday found President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani back on TV, while speaking to CNN’s State of the Union host Jake Tapper, Giuliani explained that President Trump never told former FBI director James Comey to “go easy,” or “give Flynn a break,” referencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn who has taken a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, and is said to be cooperating with the Russian investigation.
The News Blender — In April of 2018 former FBI director James Comey’s memos and emails he’d gathered after meetings with President Trump became public soon after the DOJ released the redacted information to Congress. Comey states that once during a phone call President Trump asked him to, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” (h/t to Last one standing)
Stories We Are Watching
This surge of editorials is due to hit newspapers August 16th