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Maxine Waters Honored with Chairman’s Award at 2019 NAACP

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters was quick to get political during her acceptance speech after being honored with the Chairman’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night.

Taking a moment to address the “haters” who have threatened her and her family, Waters assured that she’s unfazed by the “ultra-right wing white supremacists” and “haters who have threatened to kill me and my family and my staff.” “I’ve gotten four of them convicted. If you come for me, I’m coming for you,” she said as the crowd erupted into applause. 

Waters also took aim at President Donald Trump, who she says “needs to be impeached.” “So I haven’t forgotten about 45. He’s appointed an attorney general who thinks he can hold the special council’s report from the American people,” she said about the current report by Robert Mueller about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. “I still think he needs to be impeached.”

During her speech, Waters also addressed American institutions that have overlooked women and minorities. “The jig is up,” she said. The congresswoman added that she created the first sub-committee on diversity and inclusion in the history of the U.S. conference.

“I have the honor of being adopted by millennials as their Auntie Maxine and I’m so proud of their growing influence and presentation. It’s a growing day in America. Women, people of color, LGBTQ Americans and millennials have growing power and my committee is a testament to it,” she said.

During her speech, Waters didn’t shy away from listing her accomplishments as a congresswoman. “After a long career journey, tonight I stand before you as the first woman and the first African American to chair the powerful U.S. House Financial Services Committee. And it is indeed an honor to hold the chairwoman’s gavel and yes, I got the gavel and I’m not afraid to use it.”

Donald Trump Calls for Federal Investigation of Jussie Smollett Case

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On Thursday, Donald Trump implored the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice to take a closer look at the “outrageous”
Jussie Smollett case, referring to the Empire star’s recent legal saga as “an embarrassment to our Nation!”

Trump’s tweet comes just two days after prosecutors formally dropped charges against Smollett, who on March 8 was indicted on multiple felony counts for the alleged staging of a hate crime against himself in January.

Donald Trump is calling for the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate…

‘Saturday Night Live’: Jussie Smollett, Robert Kraft Seek Legal Advice in ‘Shark Tank’ Sketch

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Four celebrity lawyers vie for the opportunity to represent current newsmakers like Robert Kraft and Jussie Smollett in Saturday Night Live‘s “Legal Shark Tank” sketch.

The sketch, modeled after the entrepreneurial reality series Shark Tank, pits Pete Davidson’s Michael Avenatti, John Mulaney’s Alan Dershowitz, Cecily Strong’s Jeanine Pirro and Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani (and “jingle-based attorneys” Cellino & Barnes) against one another in an effort to recruit the high-profile clients.

“If you pick me, I will happily go on TV, contradict everything you’ve ever said and then add some additional damaging information free of charge,” McKinnon’s Giuliani promised Kraft after the New England Patriots owner was busted on solicitation charges.

Next, Chris Redd’s Jussie Smollett burst into the studio yelling, “Hey everyone, you won’t believe this but I was just attacked outside the studio by Donald Trump himself.” He then admitted that he was lying.

“Wow, a gay black man lying about an attack! I wrote Fox News fan fiction about this but I never thought it would come true,” Strong’s Pirro exclaimed. “I’m recusing myself because I’m just too turned on.”

Watch the full episode HERE

Michael Cohen calls President Trump ‘racist,’ ‘cheat’ and ‘conman’ in sworn testimony

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Long-time Trump fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen publicly blasted his former boss at a blockbuster congressional hearing Wednesday, comparing President Donald Trump’s reaction to his testimony to that of a “mobster” and saying the president had “wanted me to lie” about prior discussions of a possible real estate deal in Moscow.

Cohen also told the House Oversight Committee that Trump knew Roger Stone had spoken to Julian Assange ahead of the WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.

I was in Mr. Trump’s office when his secretary announced that Roger Stone was on the phone,” Cohen said in his opening statement before the House Oversight Committee.

“Mr. Trump put Mr. Stone on the speakerphone. Mr. Stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with [WikiLeaks founder] Julian Assange and that Mr. Assange told Mr. Stone that, within a couple of days, there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect of ‘wouldn’t that be great.'”

Cohen, however, said that he knows of no direct evidence that Trump or his presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

“I do not. I want to be clear. But, I have my suspicions,” he said.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who served as chairwoman of the DNC during the 2016 hacks, asked Cohen if he believed whether Trump would cooperate or allude with Russians to win the presidency.

“Mr. Trump is all about winning,” Cohen said at first. “Yes,” he said in response when pressed further about whether Trump was capable of doing that.

Cohen, 52, was offering congressional testimony in public for the first time just weeks before he’s slated to report to federal prison in early May.

Last year, special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Trump operation’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice, indicted a dozen Russians in connection with the DNC hacks. Stone has been indicted by Mueller on charges of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering.

Trump is a “racist,” a “con man” and “a cheat,” Cohen said in his opening statement, alleging that the president not only lied about his ongoing efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the election but urged Cohen to lie about them without directly saying so.

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Spike Lee reacts to Donald Trump calling his Oscar speech racist

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Trump blasted Lee after the director’s Oscar acceptance speech for “BlacKkKlansman,” in which he never mentioned Trump by name, but urged voters to “do the right thing” and support love over hate in the 2020 election.

On Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted that Lee’s speech was “a racist hit on your President.”

Spike Lee responded to Trump’s rant with dismissal.

“Well, it’s okee-doke, you know,” he told Entertainment Weekly. on Monday. “They change the narrative.”

“They did the same thing with the African-American players who were kneeling, trying to make it into an anti-American thing, an anti-patriotic thing, and an anti-military thing,” he added. “But no one’s going for that.”

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 run: “We’re gonna win”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, announced Tuesday he is launching a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hoping to reignite the ardent progressive support of his insurgent 2016 campaign.

“We’re gonna win,” he told “CBS This Morning” co-host John Dickerson. In his second run, Sanders is vowing to launch a grassroots movement that will “lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country.”

He stressed that the chief priority for Democrats is to thwart President Trump’s reelection bid next year. “It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated, because I think it is unacceptable and un-American, to be frank with you, that we have a president who is a pathological liar,” Sanders said during a wide-ranging interview in his home in Vermont.

“We have a president who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a xenophobe, who is doing what no president in our lifetimes has come close to do doing, and that is trying to divide us up,” he added.