The Daily Populous

Saturday December 8th, 2018 day edition

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Federal prosecutors released sentencing recommendations for two alleged criminals who worked closely with Donald Trump: his lawyer Michael Cohen, and campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The payments in question, as the document explains, concern a payoff to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump.

The payments, according to prosecutors, were intended to influence the campaign, and thereby constituted violations of campaign finance law.

They have not formally charged Trump with this crime — it is a sentencing report for Cohen, not Trump — but this is the U.S. Department of Justice calling Trump a criminal.

Under normal circumstances, the long list of charges federal prosecutors cited against Michael Cohen would be a political catastrophe for President Trump.

But the fact that he is being called a felon by the United States government is a historic step.

That means a quid pro quo in which Russia would help Trump win the election and Trump, if elected, would give Russia favorable policy. »

Pulling 'Baby It's Cold Outside' is puritanical and absurd

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After all, nothing says "happy holidays" like the death of nuance and frantic institutional overreaction.

The song is being criticized for what some believe to be problematic lyrics, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The problem is not that there's any consensus that Baby, It's Cold Outside is incompatible with our modern sensibilities. »

FBI sex sting snares Air Force lieutenant colonel in Georgia

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An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 47-year-old Air Force Lt. Col. Willie Newson was arrested Tuesday at a Marietta hotel on charges of child exploitation.

Georgia Department of Defense spokeswoman Desiree Bamba says Newson is on the command staff of the state Air National Guard. »

Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen's help with Russia probe revealed

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They say he should serve a "substantial" jail term after admitting violating campaign finance laws, committing tax evasion and lying to Congress.

The memo says that although this crime was serious, any sentencing should be served concurrently with the New York prosecutors' recommendations on other crimes.

One of the crimes Cohen admitted was paying hush money to two women who alleged they had affairs with Mr Trump. »

John Krasinki got his role on "The Office" for a really interesting reason

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But it wasn’t terribly long ago when he was just a young actor auditioning for the U.S. version of the beloved British comedy series The Office.

Now, Krasinski is opening up about his initial audition for the show and why he knew Fischer was meant for the role of Pam.

He added that after about forty people went to leave, one person returned and sat near him, asking him if he was nervous. »