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President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will make public some of the president's private financial documents and tell Congress this week he witnessed "lies, racism and cheating" during a decade of working with Trump , the Wall Street Journal reports.

The state of play: Cohen is also expected to say during his public House Oversight Committee testimony on Wednesday that Trump directed him to carry out other unscrupulous deeds, some of which he alleges made him a felon. The WSJ, which hadn't seen the financial documents Cohen was set to produce, said he will "allege that Mr. Trump at times inflated or deflated his net worth for business and personal purposes, including avoiding paying property taxes."

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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