The case will boost President Trump's view the special counsel's investigation was a "witch hunt".
Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he worries about protecting the integrity of November's election in view of efforts by President Donald Trump to "kneecap" the U.S. Postal Service to limit Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. Obama, speaking on a podcast with David Plouffe, who managed his winning 2008 presidential campaign, also played down the seriousness of progressive-moderate divisions in the Democratic Party and said younger voters provided the key to beating Trump. Trump, who opinion polls show is trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, said on Thursday he was blocking Democrats' effort to include funds for the Postal Service in a new coronavirus...
It is the first legal development to come from a review of former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president's ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize a winning coalition. The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins Monday, is not a convention in the traditional sense. The program will consist instead of a series of online video addresses - half of which will be pre-recorded - that play out for two hours each night until Biden formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in a mostly empty Delaware ballroom on Thursday.
"Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance, as you will discover in these pages, because doing anything - and I mean anything - to 'win' has always been his business model and way of life," Cohen writes in the book's foreword, which was published online on Thursday. The 3,700-word foreword does not reveal anything new about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and it was not clear if the book would. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller last year concluded that Russia waged a major campaign to help Trump to victory in 2016.