Cohen Rips Trump, MD Dems Call For Lisanti Resignation

Cohen Rips Trump. Republican Accuses Cohen Of Sour Grapes. MD Dems Call For Lisanti Resignation. Supreme Court Hears Peace Cross Arguments.

Cohen Rips Trump

(Washington, DC) — Michael Cohen is ripping his former boss. In explosive testimony before the House Oversight Committee today, Cohen called Donald Trump a racist, a conman and a cheat. Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer said he is ashamed of taking part in Trump’s “illicit acts.” He also called himself ashamed of his own “weakness and misplaced loyalty.” Cohen said Trump was aware that longtime ally Roger Stone was talking to WikiLeaks about hacked Democratic emails.
Cohen is headed to prison for lying to Congress, tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

Republican Accuses Cohen Of Sour Grapes

(Washington, DC) — Ohio Republican Jim Jordan is accusing Michael Cohen of sour grapes. During a House hearing today, Jordan suggested Cohen was unhappy that he wasn’t offered a job in the White House after Donald Trump was elected President. Cohen rejected Jordan’s accusation, saying he was very happy as the President’s personal attorney. Cohen worked for Trump for about 10-years and sometimes referred to himself as Trump’s fixer.

MD Dems Call For Lisanti Resignation

(Annapolis, MD) — The Maryland Democratic Party is calling on Harford County Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti to step down after she used the n-word to describe Prince George’s County. Party Chair Maya Rockeymore Cummings said in a statement she supports calls for Lisanti to resign from her position following the comment. Lisanti apologized yesterday morning to the House Democratic Caucus for the slur. She reportedly used the word during an after-hours gathering at an Annapolis cigar bar while talking with a colleague.

Supreme Court Hears Peace Cross Arguments

(Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule that a 40-foot-tall cross that stands on public land in Maryland is constitutional, but shy away from a sweeping ruling.  The high court on Wednesday heard over an hour of arguments in the case about the World War I memorial sometimes referred to as the “Peace Cross.” Conservative justices as well as at least two liberal justices seemed to suggest that the nearly 100-year-old memorial doesn’t run afoul of the First Amendment’s establishment clause, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over others. The justices seemed inclined to find that the age of the monument and the cross’ special connection to World War I as a symbol associated with war dead made it acceptable.  The memorial stands on a grassy highway median in Bladensburg, Maryland, just outside Washington.