WBZ-TV's Beth Germano reports.
WBZ-TV's Beth Germano reports.
Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has predicted the US president will pull out all the stops to avoid criminal prosecution if he loses the US presidential election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Mr Cohen believes Mr Trump would resign from office sometime during the 11 weeks between losing the election and Mr Biden's inauguration, hand over the reins to his vice president, Mike Pence, and have Mr Pence pardon him. “It's a very Nixon type of event,” said Mr Cohen, who is serving out the rest of his three-year prison sentence under home confinement after pleading guilty to lying to Congress about his pursuit of a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 campaign cycle.
A top adviser in the Department of Health and Human Service tried to get Dr. Anthony Fauci to parrot a political message on coronavirus instead of a scientific one, emails obtained by Politico reveal. Paul Alexander, a senior adviser to HHS' assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, reportedly tried to shape Fauci's public medical advice via the National Institutes of Health's press office. Alexander's emails touched on everything from mask wearing to COVID-19 testing, and often "contradict mainstream science while promoting" the Trump administration's positions, Politico writes.
A man who kept his cool while Florida deputies detained him now has a new job — with law enforcement. According to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Griffin was taking a jog in Deltona last month when deputies stopped him for matching the description of a burglary suspect. “African American male, with a white tank top and black shorts, initially,” the former military officer recounted to Click Orlando.
More than 100 British lawmakers signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador Wednesday condemning what they described as “a systematic and calculated programme of ethnic cleansing against the Uighur people” in China's far western Xinjiang region. “When the world is presented with such overwhelming evidence of gross human rights abuses, nobody can turn a blind eye,” said the cross-party letter, which was signed by 130 lawmakers. The letter referred to reports of forced population control and mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, as well as video apparently showing a large number of blindfolded and shaven men waiting to be loaded onto trains.
The founder of the pro-Trump super-PAC Black Americans to Re-elect the President has predicted that Fox News personality Tucker Carlson will stand for president in 2024. “Tucker Carlson will be the Republican nominee,” former Republican candidate for Congress Vernon Robinson said in an interview with The Independent. “If I have anything to do about it, I will try to create a draft committee to make sure there are shock troops organized,” Mr Robinson said, adding that when he ran a campaign for now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr Ben Carson, “we had over 39,000 volunteers who did 900 events”.
Two women have been indicted on hate crimes after they stole a seven-year-old boy's Make America Great Again hat outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Delaware. Delaware Police arrested Camryn Amy, 21, and Olivia Winslow, 21, on charges of robbery, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child. Amy also received two counts of offensive touching.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slept in his clothes because of North Korea's missile launches amid the US's rocky relations with the country in 2017, according to a new book. The account comes from Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Rage," CNN reported. According to the book, US-North Korean relations were fragile, and the potential for nuclear war was on the mind of the president's national security staff.
When a woman entered a New Hampshire gym serving as a polling place Tuesday afternoon wearing a “McCain Hero, Trump Zero” T-shirt, Paul Scafidi knew he had to step in. Election laws prohibit campaigning in polling places, which includes shirts promoting or denigrating a candidate on the ballot, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. Scafidi, a town moderator in Exeter, told the woman she couldn't vote while wearing the T-shirt, Seacoast Online reported.
JPMorgan Chase & Co is investigating employees who may have been involved in the misuse of federal funds meant to help small businesses and other customers hurt by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The bank said it had found cases of customers "misusing Paycheck Protection Program loans, unemployment benefits and other government programs," according to the memo, which was verified by a bank spokeswoman. "Some employees have fallen short, too," according to the memo, which was sent to staff by the bank's top operating committee.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, said he thinks Trump wanted to install a loyalist to head up the Manhattan US attorney's office so he could arrange to be federally indicted and then pardon himself if he loses the election in November. "The reason behind that unprecedented and serpentine thinking was that Trump knows perfectly well that he's guilty of the same crimes that resulted in my conviction and incarceration," Cohen wrote in his new book, published on Tuesday. Cohen elaborated on that belief during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday, saying, "Well, my theory is that if he loses, there's still the time between the election and the time that the next president would take office."
An underage girl missing from Richland, Washington told police that two individuals “sold” her to a 37-year-old man in Oregon for $500, according to a probable cause affidavit. The girl was trafficked in April 2020, months after Robert Aguilera held a rifle to her head in Walla Walla, Washington and “forcibly raped” her at his sister's house in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, documents state. She was sold to Aguilera by a 21-year-old man and another underage girl, according to the affidavit provided by the Walla Walla Police Department.
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called to repeal the 17th Amendment on Tuesday, which would eliminate the requirement that U.S. senators be elected by popular votes. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Make the Senate Great Again,” Sasse called for an end to the amendment, among other changes to the Senate “aimed at promoting debate, not ending it.” “What would the Founding Fathers think of America if they came back to life?” Sasse wrote.
A motorcycle rally held in South Dakota in August and attended by hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country is linked to more than 260,000 Covid-19 cases recorded in the US since 2 August, a new study suggests, with researchers describing the event as a "worst-case scenario" for spreading the disease. Between 7 and 16 August, around 450,000 people from across the states flocked to Sturgis for the annual 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which featured several concerts and was held despite cases soaring across the country. The study, by San Diego State University's Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies, estimates that the 260,000 figure represents around 19 per cent of all virus infections reported in the US between 2 August and 2 September.
A report released Wednesday by two Democratic senators found "significant and increasing delays" in the mail delivery of prescription drugs under the tenure of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – said some of the nation's largest pharmacies told them they were experiencing, on average, delivery delays of 18-32%, meaning deliveries that would normally take 1-2 days would instead take 3-4 days, the report concluded. The senators said the delays could pose "serious health risks to millions of Americans and (increase) costs for consumers and taxpayers."
A single-engine plane made a successful emergency landing along Alligator Alley Wednesday morning, managing to avoid injuries or even blocking any Interstate 75 lanes, the city of Weston said. “In an unfortunate twist of events, a landscape truck clipped the wing of the plane and spun it further into the grass area,” the city's Twitter account lamented, “but now one lane southbound at Mile Marker 40/41 is shut down.” In an unfortunate twist of events, a landscape truck clipped the wing of the plane ️ and spun it further into the grass area but now one lane southbound at Mile Marker 40/41 is shut down.
The sun may be setting on Democrats' hopes of picking up Florida. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has seemingly lost his advantage over President Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida, an NBC News/Marist poll released Tuesday found. A lot of that shift seemingly stems from Florida's Latino voters, who have gone from resoundingly supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 to actually tipping in Trump's favor this time around, the poll showed.
A California family used a pyrotechnic device for a gender reveal party, which sparked a massive fire on Saturday that burned more than 7,000 acres. In October, a grandmother died at a gender reveal party in Iowa when a piece of debris struck her in the head. Chahinian said he doesn't know any LGBTQ people who have hosted gender reveal parties because they reinforce labels that stifle individuals like him.