Federal prosecutors aren’t quite done with Michael Cohen. On Wednesday it was revealed the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) requested all of Cohen’s communications with a lawyer who reportedly sought a presidential pardon on Cohen’s behalf sometime last year. Attorney Robert Costello said SDNY investigators last week asked for his communications with Cohen, according to the Wall Street Journal, The report also notes that Costello was provided a waiver signed by Cohen which allowed the attorney to disclose their conversations so as not to run afoul of his ethical obligations. As for the contents of those discussions? Per the WSJ: Among the communications Mr. Costello is expected to turn over were emails he exchanged with Mr. Cohen following an FBI raid of Mr. Cohen’s properties in which Mr. Costello assured him he had “friends in high places.” During an interview, Costello told the outlet that Cohen instructed … [Read more...] about Legal Experts: SDNY May Be Investigating Trump Obstruction After Leaked ‘Friends in High Places’ Email
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VIEWERS were left screaming at the screen during Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? tonight - after a teacher "bottled" the £1 million question. John Robinson, 36, was asked: "Which of these UK prime ministers never served as foreign secretary?" but didn't know that the answer was Winston Churchill. However, ITV viewers were delighted by his success, tweeting: "He bottled it!! What a shame, but can't say I blame him. £500,000 is still brilliant!" Another wrote: "That was bloody awesome." A third praised the Brummie, writing: "What a nice fella! He deserves his 500k." One other was less kind, posting only: "CHICKEN!" John's path to the £1 million question£125,000: Which of these is an official currency of the Cook Islands? £250,000: The diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps was a key figure in the construction of what? £500,000: Which of these geological periods occured most recently? Answer: Cretaceous £1 million: Which of these UK prime ministers never served as … [Read more...] about Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers erupt as Brummie teacher ‘bottles’ £1million question
Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared to urge her fellow candidates to venture into the “uncomfortable” space that is Fox News, but is that a good move for Democrats looking to secure votes from a base that’s not particularly fond of the network? On Tuesday night, Klobuchar concluded her interview with Bret Baier by volunteering that “One of the reasons I came on this show is that I believe candidates for office, whether Democrat or Republican, have to go not just where it’s comfortable, but where it’s uncomfortable. And I love you. Fox may not always be comfortable for Democrats but I want to make that point.” That’s a bold suggestion to make in an election season with an ever-growing Democratic field of candidates who will be competing for votes from a base that had no love for Fox News, to begin with, and increasingly views the network as a propaganda arm for Donald Trump. But aside from a … [Read more...] about Should Democratic Presidential Candidates Allow Themselves to Be Interviewed on Fox News?
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Jan. 10, 2019 When Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma opened at TIFF Bell Lightbox in November, critics and regular moviegoers were ready and eager for this Oscar-buzzed memory drama, which had screened to raves at TIFF’s annual festival a few weeks earlier. The Ontario government wasn’t ready. The Ontario Film Review Board hadn’t yet issued its mandatory rating designed to guide consumers about what they see on screens big and small. My four-star review of Roma appeared in the Star’s Nov. 30 print edition with the dreaded acronym “STC” — “Subject to Classification” — in the spot where the provincial rating should have been. The OFRB hadn’t yet gotten around to rating a film that had been talked about all year, and which is now expected to be a leading contender for Best Picture at the Feb. 24 Academy Awards. Roma, which is still at TIFF Bell Lightbox as well as … [Read more...] about Do we still need a government movie-ratings system? Months of delays raise the question
Two people injured in roadway shooting By Cindy George Updated 5:51 pm CST, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shakes hands with A'Vonta Williams Thursday, November 30, 2017. Williams who was shot in a public roadway shooting the week after Harvey but hasn't been interviewed by law enforcement until this week. On August 30, a man driving a pickup truck shot at the car A'Vonta Williams was riding in, striking him in the legs and his girlfriend's diabetic grandmother in the bladder. Both were airlifted to the hospital. Thursday is three months since the incident and nobody from HCSO has contacted interviewed the victims. A'Vonta, 21, was a security guard and aspiring boxer and state trooper who said responding deputies and constables didn't render aid and peppered him with questions about who he was beefing with and if he was a gang member. Williams was a high school law enforcement explorer who appears to have no criminal record. He can't work … [Read more...] about Harris County sheriff visits man who says post-Harvey shooting wasn’t investigated