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Hours after Donald Trump Jr unloaded on James Comey in a Fox News interview on Saturday, President Trump sent a Sunday morning Twitter attack in Comey's direction.

  • Trump's tweet: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'"
  • Trump Jr.: "I think he's proven himself to be a liar in all of this. I think he's proven himself to be a dishonest man of bad character."

In the same interview, Trump Jr seemed to confirm Comey's claim that the president told him he hoped he'd stop investigating Michael Flynn. He suggested it was an innocent remark, "Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job."

One problem: Trump's lawyer had previously rejected that claim.

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Why it matters: President Trump's message at this week's virtual UN General Assembly was short and relatively simple: global institutions like the World Health Organization are weak and beholden to China; international agreements like the Iran deal or Paris climate accord are "one-sided"; and the U.S. has accomplished more by going its own way.

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Why it matters: The New York City metropolitan area was seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring. But strict social distancing and mask mandates helped quell the virus' spread, allowing the state to gradually reopen.

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