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Skimm This: Michael Cohen's testimony, witness tampering, and a bunker in Vietnam

Feb 27, 2019

It’s February 27th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • It’s day 2 of Michael Cohen’s residency on Capitol Hill. His public testimony to the House Oversight Committee today was a packed house. Lawmakers brought the tough questions. Cohen brought the tea. News organizations brought the push alerts. But what did we actually learn from today’s testimony?

  • Ahead of Cohen’s visit to the Capitol, many Republicans (and President Trump) took to Twitter. But one Congressman -- Mark Gaetz -- might have crossed the line. And got everyone talking about the Speech or Debate Clause. We’ll remind you what that is.

  • Last night, Chicago narrowed down its choices for mayor to two African-American women. Either one of them would make history if elected. So you should probably know about them. We’ve got you covered.

  • Over in Hanoi, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went to dinner at a hotel with a deep, dark secret. Don’t worry, that’s just a pun.

theSkimm:

Michael Cohen has been spilling the tea (and making headlines) all over Capitol Hill this week. And one congressman’s tweet to Cohen has everyone scratching their heads over whether a clause in the Constitution applies online. Also in today’s episode: the two women poised to make history in Chicago’s mayoral race, and the Hanoi hotel with a deep, dark secret…

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