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Feb 8, 2019

Judge to release some info on FBI raid of Trump lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge confirmed in a court filing Thursday that federal prosecutors in New York are still investigating campaign finance crimes committed when President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid two women to stay silent about alleged affairs with Trump. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III made the disclosure as […]

Feb 6, 2019

Stormy Daniels drops defamation claim against former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

A federal judge agreed this week to a request from Stormy Daniels to drop her defamation claim against Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, filed as part of her ongoing legal battle with the president. District Judge S. James Otero, in a ruling issued Monday, allowed Daniels to amend her complaint to drop the […]

Jan 24, 2019

Cohen says Trump and Giuliani threatened him. Does that amount to witness tampering?

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen indefinitely postponed his upcoming congressional testimony Wednesday, citing “ongoing threats against his family from President Trump” and his attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani. Threats from the duo reached Cohen and his family as recently as this weekend, according to a statement from Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis. On Wednesday [[...]

Jan 18, 2019

Democrats vow investigations into report that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

WASHINGTON – Democrats in Congress vowed Friday to aggressively investigate a new report that President Donald Trump personally directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the president’s push for a Moscow real estate project ahead of the 2016 election. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his […]

Jan 18, 2019

Trump reportedly told Michael Cohen to lie. His own attorney general pick testified that’s a crime.

When Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, earlier this week whether it would be a crime if “the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely,” Barr was unequivocal: “Yes,” the nominee replied. “Under an obstruction statute, yes.” Now that an explosive story published […]

Jan 11, 2019

Cohen, ex-Trump lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia. The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that […]

Dec 14, 2018

Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, contradicting his former boss

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, said in a television interview set to air Friday that Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments to women who alleged they had affairs with him, directly contradicting claims from the president. Cohen, who has admitted facilitating payments to two women in violation of […]

Dec 12, 2018

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 campaign — a scandal that could damage Trump’s presidency. […]

Dec 3, 2018

Cohen’s guilty plea suggests Russia has ‘leverage’ over Trump, top Democrat says

Last week’s admission by Michael Cohen that he lied to Congress about a Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow suggests the Russian government may have damaging information about President Donald Trump, a top Democrat said Sunday. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in an appearance on NBC’ […]

Oct 15, 2018

Michael Cohen: 2018 midterms ‘might be the most important vote in our lifetime’

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, is urging the public to #GetOutAndVote next month. In a Sunday afternoon tweet, Cohen said the Nov. 6 midterms, in which Democrats are aiming to retake control of the House and the Senate, “might be the most important vote in our lifetime.” In August, Cohen pleaded guilty […]

Oct 12, 2018

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen returned to the Democratic Party on Thursday, the latest in a series of steps he has taken to distance himself from the Republican president following a bitter falling-out. Cohen’s defense attorney, Lanny Davis, announced on Twitter that his client has changed his registration from […]

Sep 21, 2018

Michael Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said [...]

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