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Today in 5 Lines

  • In a freewheeling interview on Fox & Friends, President Trump appeared to confirm that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, represented him in a matter with adult-film star Stormy Daniels. He also defended White House physician Ronny Jackson and accused former FBI Director James Comey of committing crimes.

  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew his name from consideration amid a series of misconduct allegations.

  • It was a busy day on Capitol Hill: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers that he had some knowledge of raises awarded to two of his closest aides, contradicting his earlier statements; and conservative social-media personalities Diamond and Silk alleged that they were silenced by Facebook in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

  • The Senate confirmed former CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state.

  • Comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 and could face up to 30 years in prison. Cosby’s attorney said he plans to appeal.

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