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President Trump called for Congress to obtain the manuscript of Michael Cohen's unpublished book, in which the president claimed would show his former lawyer "committed perjury on a scale not seen before" in a series of Friday tweets.

"Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen's new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!"

The backdrop: Cohen told the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that Trump is "becoming an autocrat" and accused him of being "racist" and a "con man." The Daily Beast reported last year that Cohen's book proposal would discuss his time as Trump's "family fix-it guy," but its publication was derailed due to the Stormy Daniels controversy.

Details: "Sometime in early 2018, Mr. Cohen was offered a substantial advance for a proposal regarding a book on. understanding Donald Trump. Mr. Cohen ultimately elected not to proceed. In other words, POTUS has yet lied again...but what's the difference between 9000 or 9001 lies?" Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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