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Trump on Gary Cohn: "He may be a globalist, but I still like him"

Trump and Cohn
Gary Cohn listens as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

President Trump thanked his now ex-economic advisor Gary Cohn for his time in the administration during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, joking that he expects he'll back.

QuoteThis is Gary Cohn’s last cabinet meeting. He's been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him … I have a feeling you’ll be back.
  • Tariffs: "We're going to be very fair, we're going to be very flexible, but we're going to protect the American worker." Trump also said he'll make a trade announcement following his afternoon meeting.
  • Guns: Trump said the administration is close to finishing legislation on banning bump stocks, and that background checks are "moving along."
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DOJ eyeing tool to allow access to encrypted data on smartphones

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

The Justice Department is in "a preliminary stage" of discussions about requiring tech companies building "tools into smartphones and other devices" that would allow law enforcement investigators to access encrypted data, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: This has been on the FBI's mind since 2010, and last month the White House "circulated a memo...outlining ways to think about solving the problem," officials told the Times. Both FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, support finding ways for law enforcement to access data without compromising devices security.

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Media tycoon Barry Diller talks #MeToo

 IAC & Expedia, Inc. Chairman & Senior Executive Barry Diller
IAC & Expedia, Inc. Chairman & Senior Executive Barry Diller. Photo: Cindy Ord / Getty Images for Yahoo

Barry Diller, chairman of mega-media and Internet company IAC, told the New York Times he thinks "all men are guilty," when it comes to "the spectrum" of the #MeToo movement.

"I hope in the future for some form of reconciliation. Because I think all men are guilty. I’m not talking about rape and pillage. I’m not talking about Harveyesque. I’m talking about all of the spectrum. From an aggressive flirt. Or even just a flirty-flirt that has one sour note in it. Or what I think every man was guilty of, some form of omission in attitude, in his views."

Why it matters: The #MeToo movement has rocked Hollywood and the media industry. Diller told the Times he sees the effects of this "in our companies, where the relationships between people are changing."