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The questions show the special counsel’s focus on obstruction of justice and touch on some surprising other areas.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently provided President Trump’s lawyers a list of questions he wants answered in an interview. The New York Times obtained the list; here are the questions, along with the context and significance of each. The questions fall into categories based on four broad subjects. They are not quoted verbatim, and some were condensed.
“Maybe I’m projecting this, but I think sometimes they look at a woman and they think, ‘Oh, she’ll be nice,’” the comedian said. “I’m not. I don’t pull punches. I’m not afraid to talk about things. And I don’t think they expected that from me.”
While certain folks are still seething about Michelle Wolf’sscathing roast at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, know this: Wolf herself has no regrets. In an interview that will air on NPR’s Fresh Air Tuesday, the comedian declared, “I wouldn’t change a single word that I said. I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.”
Cosby spent years criticizing black communities.
In the years after the Cosby Show, his legacy took on an additional dimension as Cosby’s message of success morphed into a more pointed critique against black America’s moral failings, with Cosby touring the country to “call out” the black community for focusing so much on discrimination and racism, chiding poor black people for their status in society, and arguing that personal responsibility was the key to success.
It was a message that, given what we know about Cosby now, feels less like tough love and more like hypocrisy. “If it hadn’t been for his decision to scold poor black Americans for their moral failures while decades of sexual-assault allegations had remained hidden, it’s possible that none of Cosby’s victims would have gotten their day in court,” Adam Serwer recently wrote at the Atlantic.
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