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Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws

Paul Manafort’s multiyear tax fraud and Michael Cohen’s ability to easily arrange campaign contributions as hush money could have been intercepted sooner based on existing tax and campaign rules. But decisions by policymakers and lawmakers to defang regulation and defund ...

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Ex-judge: Michael Cohen raid items privilege review is over

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-judge reviewing over four million items seized from President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer for attorney-client privilege said Thursday that her work is finished. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter in Manhattan federal court ...

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Little fighting so far over files seized from Trump lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in April, President Donald Trump seemed poised for a fight over files seized from his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” he tweeted. Lawyers for Cohen asked a judge to prevent prosecutors from ...

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‘I want you to hear them,’ Giuliani says of other Cohen tapes discussing Trump

WASHINGTON – Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that President Donald Trump is mentioned in about a dozen of the 183 recordings that were seized by federal prosecutors investigating Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. But Giuliani offered few details on the nature ...

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12 audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a former judge revealed Monday. The recordings ...

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FBI seized recording of Trump and Cohen discussing payments for story of ex-model who alleged affair

WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have an audio recording in which then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen discussed in the fall of 2016 making payments for the story of Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, who allegedly had an ...

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Giuliani advises Trump not to pardon Cohen, says ‘it would just confuse everything’

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by John Taggart.

Rudolph Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he has counseled the president against granting a pardon to his longtime fixer Michael Cohen, at least for now. “I have advised the president, which he understands: no discussion ...

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Trump’s ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

NEW YORK — After once boasting he would “take a bullet” for Donald Trump, the president’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts “family and country first.” ...

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