NO PARDON. Michael Cohen won’t accept pardon from Trump: ‘Asked whether his client would seek a pardon from the president, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said “the answer is definitively no” during an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning. “His answer would be no, I do not want a pardon from this man,” Davis said. “Under no circumstances, since he came to the judgment after Mr. Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States that his suitability is a serious risk to our country. And certainly after Helsinki, creates serious questions about his loyalty to our country.”
TRUTH FUND? Michael Cohen launches GoFundMe campaign: “Now Michael needs your financial help — to pay his legal fees. The Michael Cohen Truth Fund is a transparent trust account, with all donations going to help Michael Cohen and his family as he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about Donald Trump.”
VANISHING TWEETS. Michael Cohen erases tweet about putting Hillary Clinton in prison. “Hillary Clinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!”
Michael Cohen has deleted this old tweet pic.twitter.com/XIip8K2Isp
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 22, 2018
CAMPAIGN PASSENGER. Omarosa shares video of Michael Cohen aboard Trump campaign plane. ‘Manigault Newman said the video, which was shown on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” is evidence that Cohen was involved in the Trump campaign, something she predicted the president will begin to deny.’
Last week it was reported that @omarosa has an extensive stash of video, emails and other forms of documentation. Here's a video of Michael Cohen boarding Trump's plane during the 2016 campaign. pic.twitter.com/1TJBgbidAe
— Hardball (@hardball) August 21, 2018
VERMONT. Transgender gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist says she’s received death threats: “Early on when our team assembled I said ‘the more successful we are, the more vitriol and threats we are going to receive,'” Hallquist told ABC News on Tuesday. “It’s kind of a natural outcome of our divided country.”
ANIMAL CRACKERS. PETA prompts change to classic cookie box.
CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOSTS. God will destroy Omarosa for betraying Trump: “When you go out and you try to destroy someone that God has anointed and you go out and destroy God’s appointed person, you better make sure that you know what you’re doing,” McDonald said, “because God has a way, Leigh, of putting the spotlight back on you and you bearing the cost of your own deception.”
QUICK TO JUDGE. Madonna responds to backlash over Aretha Franklin “tribute”.
DELAWARE. Man charged with hate crime for assault at Gay Pride festival in Dover: “Thirty-one-year-old Sean Wiley faces a Hate Crime charge and several others in connection with the August 11 incident at the Delaware Pride Festival. Dover police spokesman Mark Hoffman says witnesses at the festival flagged police, who found a 62-year-old man bleeding from a punch in the mouth. Wiley was identified as a suspect. Police say he was drunk and shouting slurs at festival attendees.”
UTAH. Judge declares lesbian couple of 50 years to be married after one of them dies: “I’m numb from happiness. I’m married,” Foerster said through tears outside Corum’s courtroom after the ruling. “I’m a married woman. I’ve waited 50 years.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Phillip Evelyn.
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