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Comedian David Cross Claims he Snorted Coke Under the Table Near Obama at White House Correspondents Dinner

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

David Cross, the stand-up comic and star of TV shows “Mr. Show” and “Arrested Development”, claims he snorted a very small amount of cocaine in the same banquet room where President Barack Obama and his Secret Service agents were in 2009, reports FOX news. He reportedly did it under the table.

The incident occurred at the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner, where Cross attended as the “plus one” to his actress girlfriend Amber Tamblyn. FOX sources the March issue of Playboy magazine as the place where Cross, who has told parts of the story elsewhere already, disclosed the whole of the details.

“It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, ‘Watch this. I need a witness.’ And then I ducked under the table and did it,” said Cross. “It wasn’t like I got high,” he said, likening the effect to the that of “licking an empty espresso cup … It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president,” Cross said. “I’m not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it.”

He said his only regret was getting Tamblyn effectively blacklisted from White House events. “I was her date, her plus-one, and she got dragged through the mud because of what I did,” he said. “She had nothing to do with it. She didn’t know I was going to do it. And because of that she’ll never be invited to the White House again. That’s not cool.”

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NY U.S. Atty’s Office Goes More Global Since 2004

U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara/doj photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

From reputed Jamaican drug lord Christopher Coke to notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan has become aggressively global, indicting international figures from around the world, the New York Times reports.

Since 2004,  the Times’ Ben Weiser reports that the office has sent prosecutors to 25-plus countries “as part of investigations that have brought back dozens of suspected arms and narcotics traffickers and terrorists to Manhattan to face charges. And some of them have involved stings like the one that snared Mr. Bout.”

The paper reported that some other U.S. Attorney’s Offices like the one in Alexandria, Va., have also built international cases, but none appear to have done so in similar number or variety as the New York office.

“I think they are pursuing more kinds of international cases, with a deliberateness that’s new,” ex-N.Y. U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White told the Times.

The current U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was appointed to his post in 2009,  told the Times that it has become necessary in the post-911 era.

“As crime has gone global and national security threats are global,” he said, “in my view the long arm of the law has to get even longer. We can’t wait until bombs are going off.”

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