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Michael Cohen, who switched to the Republican Party in 2017, changed his political registration back to the Democratic Party last week
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Last week, Cohen changed his political registration back to the Democratic Party after a brief stint as a Republican.
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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, says that he has been a Democrat for most of his life, despite his former role as deputy finance chairman at the RNC.
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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, pleaded with the American public on Friday to head to the polls and vote against the President and the Republican Party, predicting that if they did not, there would be two or six more years of "craziness."
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And it's not just Democrats. Despite the success Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has had in politics, there's a simple fact about him as a candidate that no one seems to deny. Of all modern American politicians, few attract the same level of deep hated that Cruz inspires.Even many of his fellow Republicans and political allies share in this negative appraisal.A recent political ad — actually, a video posted on a YouTube channel that claims not to be affiliated with any campaign — makes this point as clearly and succinctly as anyone has.It uses clips of figures who are strongly aligned with Cruz's agenda — including President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ann Coulter — to show that distaste for Cruz is nonpartisan. "I'm beginning to understand why Ted Cruz has been hated by everyone every place he's ever been from kindergarten to the United States Senate," said Coulter.Graham, in a now-famous quote, said: "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and th...
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"All of these folks... tied together." With CNN reporting that President Donald Trump's former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort has met with special counsel Robert Mueller at least nine times as a part of his cooperation agreement, CNN legal analyst Jack Quin argued Thursday that it's clear Manafort has become a valuable source in the Russia investigation.Quinn, who served as President Bill Clinton's White House Counsel, explained: "It says he has a lot to offer to the special counsel. And he's giving it to him. He's valuable. Look: Paul Manafort — his importance in this is indicated by the very effort the special counsel has gone to with him. He can talk about the Trump Tower meeting, he can talk about the president's awareness of that, if any. He can talk about the change in the party platform at the convention. All of these things are critical because they tie together his activities in Ukraine with the Russian involvement in the platform, and so on..."Host Wolf B...
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Pat Cipollone will have plenty to contend with as he takes over for Don McGahn. President Donald Trump has announced a replacement for White House Counsel Don McGahn: Pat Cipollone, a former George W. Bush-era Justice Department official who has been a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Stein, Mitchell, Cipollone, Beato & Missner. Wednesday, October 17 was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel, and Cipollone’s appointment comes at a time when the president continues to face Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia-related investigation while waiting to see how many Democrats he will or won’t have to contend with in Congress come January 2019.It remains to be seen what will happen in the 2018 midterms, which are less than three weeks away. But even if Republicans maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate and Mitch McConnell remains as senate majority leader, a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives could prove to be a major legal headache for Trump...
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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime protector and former attorney, now wants to be the man to take down the President.
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These people have a distorted sense of reality. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow mocked a conservative group known as "True the Vote" for its ridiculous efforts to scare potential donors into giving it money because... people are registering to vote.Seriously.In a fundraising letter Maddow shared from the group, recipients are warned that "state officials have notified us that counties are being buried under hundreds of thousands of incoming voter registrations, all being strategically submitted in mass."Maddow ridiculed the group — and not just for the fact that they misspelled "en masse.""I don't think they mean 'in mass' like 'at Church,' which is what they wrote there..." she said. "What they mean there is: 'Holy guacamole, you guys! Tons of people are registering to vote! This is disgusting! We've got to do something about it!"But then she got serious: "This is people trying to vote."She continued: "People are registering to vote and voting in very large numbers. That's great! Don't...
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Donny Deutsch said investigators are likely "looking at both obstruction of justice and collusion from 40 different angles." Donny Deutsch, an MSNBC contributor and a friend of President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michale Cohen, gave his insider's opinion of the new revelation that Cohen is cooperating extensively with federal prosecutors — including special counsel Robert Mueller.Appearing on Ari Melber's show "The Beat," Deutsch confirmed that he believes Cohen would have knowledge of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election."I think that it would be hard for Michael to be in the position he is in and not understand," Deutsch said. "Look: Donald Trump knows what Michael Cohen did, where he was, how much he knew — so that's why he's frightened. So I believe, if there's collusion, Michael would know about it. He's spending a lot of time with Mueller in a very cooperating way."He continued: "So I do not know this from Micha...
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Michael Cohen on Wednesday met with federal and state prosecutors looking into President Trump’s business and family charity, according to a new report. Cohen — Trump’s former personal attorney and self-proclaimed fixer — met with officials from the Manhattan US Attorney’s office and the state Attorney General’s office at his lawyer’s Midtown office, CNN reports,...
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Michael Cohen and his attorney met with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
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Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
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Could Khashoggi’s disappearance bring attention back to the devastating Saudi war on Yemen? By now, few doubt that Jamal Khashoggi is dead. It is most likely that the Saudi journalist—who once advised kings and billionaires—was killed by an interrogation team sent from Saudi Arabia to meet him in Turkey. If this was the case, then it is impossible for the hit on Khashoggi to have taken place without a green light from the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (affectionately known as MBS). The Saudi royal palace would have signed Khashoggi’s death warrant because he had turned on the kingdom he otherwise loyally served. Nothing in Jamal Khashoggi’s career suggested that he would become a dissident. But, MBS had consolidated power against the fragile balance within the royal family and he had arrested and humiliated Khashoggi’s friends, including Al Waleed bin Talal of Twitter and Goldman Sachs. Khashoggi’s dissent was the complaint of one fraction of the ruling elite ag...
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Trump's DOJ officials are reportedly leaning heavily on the special counsel to conclude the investigation. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to render key findings in the Russia investigation to the Department of Justice shortly after the midterm elections:Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.That doesn't necessarily mean Mueller's findings would be made public if he doesn't secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Mueller's probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a specia...
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.Trump said he believes he is “helping” Republican ...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was lying when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported.
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In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, the president also said his former attorney, Michael Cohen, was “lying” under oath.
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President Trump said Tuesday his former attorney Michael Cohen was “lying” when he testified that coordinated with Trump to pay hush money to women before the 2016 election. In August, Cohen copped to two campaign-finance violations saying he and Trump paid two women — believed to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was lying when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported.
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President Trump on Tuesday accused his former personal attorney Michael Cohen of "lying" when he implicated the president in an illegal hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with Trump....
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was "lying" when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported.
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President Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is reportedly willing to campaign against Trump and the GOP ahead of the November midte...
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The Donald Trump loyalist who famously said he'd take a bullet for the President is now willing to publicly fight his former boss.
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Trump has made it clear he doesn't care about human rights. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of criticism for his anemic response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. Turkish officials have alleged that Khashoggi, a frequent critic of the Saudi royal family who had been living in exile in Virginia, was tortured and killed by Saudi agents—and that they have video and audio recordings to prove it. At first, Saudi officials insisted that Khashoggi left the Consulate alive and well; now, CNN is reporting that the Saudi government appears to be acknowledging his death and attributing it to an interrogation gone wrong. And Trump has used the words “rogue killers,” indicating he doesn’t believe they were acting on orders from King Salman or Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS. But on the October 16 segment of MSNBC’s...
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Michael Cohen's lawyer announced his client returned to the Democratic Party in a statement released Sunday. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer," has switched back to being a member of the Democratic Party.Cohen, who has turned on his former boss despite once saying that he would take a bullet for the billionaire real estate mogul, has additionally proclaimed to his fellow Americans that the upcoming elections "might be the most important in our lifetime."That statement was made Sunday – just three days after Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis had tweeted that his client was further demonstrating his separation from Trump by leaving the Republican Party and returning to his previous partisan affiliation as a Democrat."Today, [Michael Cohen] returning to the Democratic Party another step in his journey that began with the @ABC @GStephanopolous Cohen putting family and country first -distancing himself from the values of the current...
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This is the president of the party supposedly representing "family values." Appearing on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" Monday night, reporter Emily Jane Fox argued that there's something truly "unbelievable" about the way recent reports reveal President Donald Trump has treated his son Eric.She was discussing the way the president reportedly directed Eric Trump to handle the legal response to the claims and lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump. Daniels sued to break a hush money contract she had signed, which has since become the center of campaign finance violations that the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to in court. Cohen said he was directed to carry out the crime by the president himself during the 2016 campaign.The Wall Street Journal first reported Eric Trump's role in legal response to Daniels' claims, which Fox has since confirmed. Eric Trump is currently heading up the Trump Organization alo...
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Cohen was deeply involved with the Trump organization. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been flying under the radar in recent weeks since pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out under the president's direction.In recent days, some observers speculated that Cohen's newfound silence suggested he was cooperating with government prosecutors.And according to a new report from Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox, that's exactly what he's doing. Fox reports that Cohen has spent 50 hours voluntarily sitting down with prosecutors from multiple investigators — including special counsel Robert Mueller and the Southern District of New York.Fox wrote:Behind the scenes, however, Robert Mueller’s special investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues apace. So does the Southern District’s probe into campaign-finance violations. Despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the go...
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Attorney Michael Cohen, whose most famous former client is currently the
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, said Sunday that this year's elections "might be the most important in our lifetime."
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Trump’s former personal attorney, who pleaded guilty in August to eight violations of tax, banking and campaign finance laws, is urging the public to vote in the Nov. 6 midterms.
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Prosecutors for the southern district of New York are pushing back against an effort by The New York Times to unseal search warrants that authorized the raid against President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is asking a federal judge to unseal search warrants and related court filings in the government’s investigation of Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump. The newspaper’s attorneys argue in court papers filed Friday that the public interest “could not be higher” in […]
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US President Donald Trump's disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen has re-registered as a Democrat, taking his flip-flopping on his former boss to the logical extreme. Until June, Cohen served as the RNC's deputy finance chair. Read Full Article at RT.com
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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 ...
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The party has been an almost unending stream of embarrassments and debacles. With the 2018 midterms less than a month away, a new American Baromenter/Hill.TV poll shows that among Millennials, Democrats hold a 30% advantage over Republicans when it comes to the generic ballot. And according to a CNN poll released on October 10, 63% of women have a generic ballot preference for Democrats (factoring in both men and women, the preference decreases to 54%). Certainly, there are many reasons why Republicans should be crushed at the polls on Tuesday, November 6—from their efforts to deprive millions of Americans of health insurance to President Donald Trump’s low approval ratings to the fact that some of his closest associates have confessed to major financial crimes (including his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and former campaign aide Rick Gates).But history shows that the GOP has incredible discipline as a party and can be gr...
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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer who admitted to violating federal campaign finance laws, has re-registered as a Democrat, his lawyer said Thursday.
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U.S. 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.
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President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen — who once served as the Republican Party’s deputy finance chair — is now a registered Democrat, according to a report. A source “with knowledge of the situation” told Axios that Cohen made the switch on Thursday at the Board of Elections office in Albany. They said that the...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has returned to the Democratic Party. Cohen attorney Lanny Davis said Thursday on Twitter that his client has changed his registration from Republican to Democrat. He says Cohen made the change to distance “himself from the values of the current” administration. The switch […]
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Helima Croft, RBC Global head of commodity strategy, and Michael Cohen, head of energy commodities research at Barclays, discuss the oil markets as they brace for sanctions on Iran.
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Even in the darkest of times we have the right to some illumination. -- Hannah Arendt The threads of a general political and ideological crisis run deep in American history, and with each tweet and policy decision Donald Trump pushes the United States closer to a full-fledged fascist state. His words sting, but his policies can kill people. Trump’s endless racist taunts, dehumanizing expressions of misogyny, relentless attacks on all provisions of the social state and ongoing contempt for the rule of law serve to normalize a creeping fascist politics. Moreover, his criminogenic disdain for any viable sense of civic and moral responsibility gives new meaning to an ethos of selfishness and a culture of cruelty, if not terror, that has run amok. Yet it is becoming more difficult for the mainstream media and pundits to talk about fascism as a looming threat in the United States in spite of the fact that, as Michelle Goldberg observes, for some groups, such as "undocumented immigran...
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The adult film actress is softening her tone towards the president's former lawyer, saying 'he kinda did the right thing'
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Adult film star Stormy Daniels on Monday said President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who she is suing, "looked happy and healthy" when she saw him at the airport over the weekend."...
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Adult film star Stormy Daniels had a brief, but strange airport encounter with
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Stormy Daniels said Monday she forgives Michael Cohen for orchestrating a non-disclosure agreement between the former adult film star and President Donald Trump, and then saying he acted alone.
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In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, adult film star Stormy Daniels discusses a recent encounter at an airport with Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney.
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While JDAs are somewhat commonplace, bragging about them as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has done is not. As special counsel Robert Mueller interviewed Donald Trump's circle of associates, Trump's lawyers formed a network of agreements with their lawyers in order to keep track of what Mueller was asking and whom he was targeting. Mutual cooperation, or Joint Defense Agreements (JDAs), between lawyers who can share privileged information with each other is not uncommon in sprawling white-collar cases, writes Politico.But the extensive contacts between Trump's attorneys and lawyers for more than 30 Trump associates could taint Mueller's investigation. Earlier this year, at one of the most critical points in the probe, Trump's lawyers even held weekly conference calls to coordinate strategies with other lawyers. And while JDAs are somewhat commonplace, bragging about them as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has done is not. Giuliani recently touted some 32 such agreements that include bot...
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Lawyers for the president asked a Los Angeles federal judge Monday to throw out the lawsuit filed by the adult-movie star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, that challenges the validity of the non-disclosure agreement she signed with Trump’s longtime fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen. The lawsuit is moot because Trump has consented that the agreement, as she has claimed, was never formed because he didn’t sign it and he has agreed not to try to enforce it, Trump said in his court filing.
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The quiet consumption of news can sustain a polarized political environment Kyle Jensen, University of North Texas and Jack Selzer, Pennsylvania State UniversitySince his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as “fake news” and calling the media “the enemy of the American people.”As a countermeasure, The Washington Post has publicly fact-checked every claim that Trump has labeled as fake. In August, The Boston Globe coordinated editorials from newspapers across the nation to push back against Trump’s attacks on the press. The Associated Press characterized this effort as the declaration of a “war of words” against Trump.News organizations might frame themselves as the besieged party in this “war.” But what if they’re as much to blame as the president in this back-and-forth? And what if readers are to blame as well?In an unpublished manuscript titled “The War of Words,” the late...
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This was Roy Cohn’s formula, adopted wholeheartedly by Trump. The day after Donald Trump was elected, “Frontline” filmmaker Michael Kirk  informed series executive producer Raney Aronson that he foresaw producing at least 12 films about this presidency before the end of Trump's term.“Trump’s Showdown,” debuting Tuesday at 9 p.m. on PBS member stations, represents the sixth in this anthology series. Six films parsing everything from Trump’s strategy for wresting power from the Republican establishment ("Divided States of America") and muscling his way into the Oval Office (“Trump’s Takeover”), to what his surrogate represents (“Bannon’s War”) to our susceptibility to Russian influence (“Putin’s Revenge”), and more.Remember, Trump’s administration hasn’t even hit its official two-year marker — and it’s a safe bet, given the maelstrom of uncertainty and passion surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, that Kirk already...
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The news that President Donald Trump personally directed then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to seek a restraining order against Stormy Daniels to keep the porn star from telling her story of an alleged affair between the two is the latest example of just how little of what Trump and Cohen initially said about Daniels is actually true.
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President Trump directed his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen and son Eric to work together in February to block former porn star Stormy Daniels from going public with allegations she had an affair with Trump, according to a report on Tuesday. After learning that Daniels was planning to tell her story to the media despite a...
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Trump began as early as this past February to coordinate with former “fixer” Michael Cohen to file restraining order against Stormy Daniels. Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that President Donald Trump personally directed an effort earlier this year to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet before she could go public with her story about their affair.According to the Journal, Trump began as early as this past February to coordinate with former “fixer” Michael Cohen to file restraining order against Daniels as a way to enforce the nondisclosure agreement that she signed in exchange for hush money back in 2016.“Mr. Trump told Mr. Cohen to coordinate the legal response with Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, and another outside lawyer who had represented Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization in other matters,” the Journal reported. “Eric Trump, who is running the compa...
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The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the events, says the president instructed Cohen in February to seek a restraining order that would prevent Daniels from talking to the media.
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Daniels became a household name after it was revealed that the president's then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, had paid $130,000 in a hush-money deal barring Daniels from discussing an alleged affair with Trump years before he became president.
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Michael Avenatti fires back at President Donald Trump after he called the attorney a "con artist" and a "lowlife." Avenatti is representing Julie Swetnick, a woman who has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied Swetnick's claims.
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Avenatti is clearly a showman — but he has earned some credibility. Michael Avenatti released a bombshell of an accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday morning from a client of his that alleges the judge attended a series of parties and participated in the "spiking" of punch bowls in order to make women susceptible to "gang rape."In doing so, he threw himself into the center — yet again — of another national controversy. Many reactions to the allegations focused merely on Avenatti himself, rather than accuser Julie Swetnick.Avenatti's standing as a public figure, many argued, made her allegations suspicious.Avenatti has said that he is exploring the idea of a 2020 presidential bid for the Democratic nomination. He first gained fame representing Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump and subsequently received a hush money payment before the election. After becoming a nationally known figure, he became...
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Trump's criticism of cooperating witnesses came after Michael Cohen appeared to turn on him in pleading guilty to federal crimes.
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Trump’s “genius” for selling New York and Florida real estate at ridiculous markups actually disguises systematic money-laundering. Monday’s sudden Rod Rosenstein “resignation” crisis didn’t come out of nowhere—it came out of planted stories designed to make the deputy attorney general look like an intolerable loose cannon. But the timing does seem curious. Donald Trump had already secured an agreement with Republican senators to pitch Attorney General Jefferson Sessions immediately after the midterm elections. That would allow Trump to sideline Rosenstein, with his new AG positioned to take care of the Russia investigation on demand. So why now? Because Trump couldn’t wait.The Washington Post report on the morning’s confusion shows what happens when everything is about protecting the autocrat. White House sources are claiming that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is not only planning to resign, but has already resigned. Meanwhile reports from the D...
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