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In other news, Trump's former lawyer and henchman Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison.

In related news, American Media Inc, the owner of the National Enquirer, has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors on an ongoing investigation. They appear to be going after someone higher than Cohen in the Trumpworld hierarchy.

Finally, French authorities are investigating whether Russia's professional interference trolls have influenced the so-called "Yellow Vest" riots that swept the country.

According to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, about 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views have begun focusing on France, boosting their use of the hashtag #giletsjaunes, the French name for the Yellow Vest movement. French security services are looking at the situation, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday in a radio interview with RTL. [...]

The Twitter accounts monitored by the alliance usually feature U.S. or British news. But the French protests “have been at or near the top” of their activity for at least a week, according to Bret Schafer, the alliance’s Washington-based social media analyst. “That’s a pretty strong indication that there is interest in amplifying the conflict” for audiences outside France.