@JuddLegum / Twitter Michael Cohen skips court to smoke...
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One small step for the RNC, one giant leap for Michael Cohen. Cohen resigned as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee Wednesday, citing both the Mueller investigation and his disagreement with Trump’s attempt to use kidnapping as a way to extort funding of his infamous wall.  ABC News:

“This important role requires the full time attention and dedication of each member. Given the ongoing Mueller and SDNY investigations, that simply is impossible for me to do,” he wrote.

Cohen also criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border, the first time he’s distanced himself from the president.

“As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.

Cohen seems to be turning over a new leaf. It will be intriguing to see just how far he goes with his reassessment of all things Trumpian.

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