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Former President Donald Trump faced off once again with his former attorney who is being used to convict Trump in the Manhattan hush-money trial. The more time ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen spends on the stand, the more is revealed about his credibility as a witness.

This week Cohen was on the defensive as Trump’s attorneys went after him. He was peppered with questions about his actions, character, and the truth of his statements. He apparently got caught during cross-examination in a way that will boost Trump’s defense.

Former Trump associates came forward after the cross examination with revelations that they believe Cohen lied on the stand. Bryan Lanza and Alyssa Farah Griffin said Cohen lied under oath when he testified to the court that he had not wanted to work in the Trump White House.

From The Daily Wire:
“[A]t least to me, Michael Cohen was pretty adamant that he wanted to be White House counsel. He said everything he was doing was to be White House counsel, he’s always injected himself with the space that I was in, which was the TV space, because Trump cared a lot about it. Just so, I always viewed that he’s always positioning, and he was pretty clear that he wanted to be White House counsel,” Lanza said.

Lanza joked about not wanting to be called to testify during his appearance on CNN where he made the statement. He told CNN that he had direct knowledge of Cohen’s aspirations for working in the White House.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Multiple threat actors are weaponizing a design flaw in Foxit PDF Reader to deliver a variety of malware such as Agent Tesla, AsyncRAT, DCRat, NanoCore RAT, NjRAT, Pony, Remcos RAT, and XWorm.

"This exploit triggers security warnings that could deceive unsuspecting users into executing harmful commands," Check Point said in a technical report. "This exploit has been used by multiple threat actors, from e-crime to espionage."

It's worth noting that Adobe Acrobat Reader – which is more prevalent in sandboxes or antivirus solutions – is not susceptible to this specific exploit, thus contributing to the campaign's low detection rate.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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Calls are being made to oust the Scottish Greens leadership following a decision to expel 13 members for declaring that "sex is a biological reality".

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Elon Musk's endorsement of mRNA technology leaves many of his fans perplexed. What they don't appear to realise is Musk is part of the mRNA project and has a direct commercial stake in it.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Ukraine’s armed forces need more long-range weapons to be able to hit targets deep behind the frontline, Germany’s foreign minister has said, as Russia makes gains on the battlefield. 

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Strasbourg, Annalena Baerbock described the military situation in north-east Ukraine as “highly dramatic” amid reports that Vladimir Putin’s forces are making significant advances of up to 10 kilometers in one place. 

She said it is important to provide weapons “that can be used over medium and long distances” — a remark likely to be seen as putting more pressure on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to supply Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles. These weapons are more effective than counterparts supplied by Britain and France in targeting reinforced bunkers and bridges but Scholz has so far ruled out sending them to Kyiv.

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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