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Dec 12, 2019

Cohen wants sentence trimmed for cooperating against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.” Cohen claimed in the filings in federal court in Manhattan that […]

May 23, 2019

Unsealed court filings reveal how Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen

In February 2017, a month after President Donald Trump took office, his personal attorney agreed to provide consulting services to a major pharmaceutical company that would be affected if Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to reduce prescription drug prices. Michael Cohen’s consulting contract with Novartis was purposely vague about what services he would […]

May 21, 2019

Cohen told legislators Trump lawyer told him to falsely claim Moscow project ended in early 2016

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney, told a House panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year that he had been encouraged by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow to falsely claim in a 2017 statement to Congress that negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016, according to […]

May 8, 2019

Cohen claimed he helped bury personal photos of Jerry Falwell Jr. before evangelical leader backed Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, claimed to have helped prevent the release of personal photographs embarrassing to Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. shortly before the influential evangelical leader endorsed Trump’s insurgent presidential bid in 2016. Cohen made the assertion, which was first reported by Reuters, in a phone call in March [&helli[...]

May 6, 2019

Prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen as prison looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people who […]

Apr 25, 2019

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn’t commit

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.” Michael Cohen told Arnold “they had me on campaign finance” for arranging hush-money payments to two women […]

Mar 6, 2019

Cohen says pardon was dangled, but others say his lawyer broached idea

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen had always made problems go away for President Donald Trump. But after the FBI raided Cohen’s home in April, the fixer himself became the issue. Cohen, who had been in a joint defense agreement with Trump, was squarely in investigators’ crosshairs – with conflicting incentives about whether to keep secret what […]

Mar 4, 2019

Lawmakers explore possible talks about a Cohen pardon

Lawmakers are investigating whether President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons – which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice, people familiar with the matter said. Cohen has said publicly he never asked for – and would […]

Mar 1, 2019

Cohen’s testimony on Trump dealings will resume next week

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is due back on Capitol Hill next week to continue what’s been a dramatic series of public and private hearings as he apologizes for lying to lawmakers and divulges what he says Trump knew about financial infractions and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Cohen on Thursday […]

Feb 27, 2019

Cohen alleges President Trump knew in advance of WikiLeaks plan

WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former fixer and personal lawyer, testified Wednesday that Trump knew in advance that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks planned to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails. Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, he provided a date for claim Stone told Trump he was in contact with Julian Assange. In […]

Feb 26, 2019

Cohen expected to tell senators about Trump Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will start a three-day gauntlet of congressional appearances by giving a closed-door interview to the Senate intelligence committee, where he is expected to detail what he claims to know about Trump’s contacts with Russians and other sensitive matters related to the president. Senators are […]

Feb 11, 2019

The fixer’s secret agenda

NEW YORK – At first, Michael Cohen appeared indifferent as he listened to the group of Republican leaders urge his boss to run for governor. It was the fall of 2013, and Donald Trump was already fixated on “the big thing,” as he referred to running for president. But the Republicans knew they were getting […]

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