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Trump Submitting Exhibits He Paid Cohen, After Cohen Paid Stormy

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Thursday, Might 17 

GRAB ’EM BY THE PAYMENTS A brand new monetary disclosure doc reveals Trump paid his legal professional Michael Cohen greater than $100,000 to reimburse a cost made to a 3rd celebration — an obvious reference to the $130,000 Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to maintain quiet about an alleged affair. Nevertheless, Trump ought to have revealed his cost on final yr’s monetary disclosure type, an omission that has been referred to the Division of Justice by the Workplace of Authorities Ethics. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]

‘THESE ARE ANIMALS’ Trump used a White Home roundtable dialogue with California leaders to demand the Division of Justice prosecute a political opponent earlier than ranting that immigrants “aren’t people. These are animals.” [HuffPost]

REX OFF THE LEASH Rex Tillerson, whose transient tenure as secretary of state peaked when he referred to as Trump a “moron,” took one other veiled swipe at his former boss Wednesday, giving a graduation speech at Virginia Army Institute during which he waxed on American democracy, concluding: “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.” [HuffPost]

‘DIRT’ DISAPPOINTMENT Jared Kushner was reportedly agitated within the notorious Trump Tower assembly when Russian lawyer and Putin informant Natalia Veselnitskaya did not ship the Kremlin’s “smoking gun” grime on Hillary Clinton that the Trump group had been promised. [HuffPost]

‘A BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’ EPA chief Scott Pruitt was lambasted by the Senate appropriations committee Wednesday for the myriad moral scandals plaguing him, with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) accusing him of turning the division into “a laughingstock.” [HuffPost]

‘NEW PHASE’ OF EBOLA OUTBREAK Officers warned the Ebola outbreak within the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a “new phase” after a case was confirmed within the city space of Wangata, house to greater than 1 million folks. [HuffPost]

WHAT’S BREWING

FILE HEIST The whistleblower who leaked the monetary data of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen did so after discovering that two information had disappeared from a authorities database. [HuffPost]

‘CROSSFIRE HURRICANE’ A New York Instances report particulars the early days of a secret FBI probe into doable Trump marketing campaign collusion that solely 5 officers knew about. [New York Times]

BANNON TRIED TO SUPPRESS BLACK VOTE  Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie instructed senators former Trump adviser Steve Bannon needed to incite a “culture war” and the corporate actively labored to suppress the black vote. [HuffPost]

STONE’S SOCIAL GUY SUBPOENAED Particular counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media knowledgeable who labored for Trump adviser Roger Stone through the 2016 presidential marketing campaign. [Reuters]

‘HETWASHED’ The trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the forthcoming biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, has been slammed for ignoring the singer’s homosexuality. [HuffPost]

CHINESE LIFTOFF China has launched its first privately developed rocket, the most recent milestone within the nation’s formidable area exploration program. [Reuters]

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