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Cohen’s Attorney Once Inquired About Getting a Trump Pardon

Michael Cohen

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Was Michael Cohen looking for a safety net from the get-go?

Apparently so, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal which says Cohen’s attorney once approached President Trump’s lawyers about a pardon following the FBI raid on Cohen’s properties last year.

But the idea was dismissed by Trump’s lawyers, including Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani and Joanna Hendon.

Completed Mueller Report Could Just Be the Beginning of Trump’s Heartburn

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It’s looking more and more like the completed Mueller report will only be the beginning of President Donald Trump’s trouble.

Democrats on Monday will launch an “abuse of power” investigation that could be easily transformed into an even more serious process, with an expansive demand for documents from Trump’s government, his family and even his real estate empire, CNN writes on its website.

Trump responded to the mess, as he often does, with a tweet.

Secret Service Codenames for the Trump Administration. Jared’s is a Mystery

Jared Kushner. Photo by Lori Berkowitz Photography, via Wikipedia

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Some Secret Service codenames make sense. But not all do like Jared Kushner’s, which is  “Mechanic.” Don’t expect that guy to look under your car’s hood.

Other names seem more fitting, according to according to the website, Bustle.

The president’s codename is “Mogul.” Son Donald Trump Jr. is called “Mountaineer.” Eric Trump’s codename is “Marksman.” And Mike Pence is called “Hoosier.”

 

Ex-Deputy FBI Director McCabe Defends Use of Dossier and FISA Court

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, on a whirlwind book tour, appears on C-Span with New York Times’ reporter Adam Goldman to discuss his book and some of the criticism the bureau faced under his leadership.

McCabe defends the use of  the infamous Steele dossier, the bureau’s use of a confidential informant to make contact with the Trump campaign and disputes Republican allegations that  the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court.

To see the full interview click the video below.

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2 Trump Allies Want DOJ to Investigate Michael Cohen For Perjury

Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Trump.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Two of President Donald Trump’s closest allies on the House Oversight Committee are going after Michael Cohen for his testimony on Wednesday.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Cohen committed perjury during his lengthy testimony before their committee, CNN reports.

The criminal referral outlined several areas including Cohen’s claims that he did not seek a job in the Trump White House, his denial of committing bank fraud, as well as his assertion that he did not have any reportable contracts with foreign entities.

Secret Service Agent Who Said She Wouldn’t Take A Bullet For Trump is Leaving

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Kerry O’Grady, the U.S. Secret Service agent who publicly said in 2017 that she wouldn’t take a bullet President Donald Trump, is leaving the agencies with a black mark. Still, she’ll walk away in about three weeks with her pension intact, Real Clear Politics reports.

After he comment went public, she was removed as head of the Denver office.

Real Clear Politics reports that she has quietly settled a disciplinary action against her.

Head of D.C. ATF Field Office Talks About Fighting Spike in Homicides in The City

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

ATF Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict started his career dealing with street violence in D.C. He eventually rose through the ranks and headed up the New York field office in 2016.

But with the spike in homicides in the District, he’s back to head up the D.C. Field Office to help battle a spike in homicides.

WUSA9 spoke to him about his latest challenge.