'Of course' Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong

‘Of course’ Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, isn’t buying the president’s defense of his alleged role in hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. “Of course” Trump knew the payments were wrong, a morose Cohen told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that was slated to air […]

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Is the net closing in on Donald Trump? – podcast | News

Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election has seen the latest in a series of high-profile guilty pleas in recent weeks. The president’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen joined his former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his former national security adviser Michael Flynn in cooperating with the FBI. The Guardian’s […]

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Trump reportedly in the room during National Enquirer hush money meeting – as it happened | US news

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave […]

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Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. August 18, 2018. 

Butina pleads guilty to conspiring to influence US politics through NRA

Multiple outlets have reported that Butina’s plea deal includes an agreement to cooperate with investigators. CNN reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the case, that Butina has already offered information to investigators about an American she allegedly conspired with, as well as a Russian official alleged to have directed her U.S. activities. Her violation […]

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Dr Dust: the man who discovered a hidden black lung epidemic | US news

Dr James Brandon Crum was alarmed. For months, unemployed coal miners had been coming into his clinic in Coal Run Village, KY seeking chest radiographs. One patient in 2015 stood out. He was in his early 40s, about the same age as Crum, and had three children at home, just like him, but he could […]

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Trump hush money: no charges for National Enquirer company over payments – as it happened

AMI admits making ‘catch-and-kill’ payment to ex-Playmate Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison Help us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contribution Get the new US morning briefing. Sign up 9.59pm GMT 9.53pm GMT A Democratic state assemblyman in California has been arrested for child abuse. Joaquin Arambula of Fresno was arrested […]

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George Soros

George Soros may not back candidate during 2020 Democratic primary

Soros, often a target of right-wing pundits and politicians, supported Barack Obama in the early stages of what would become the 2008 campaign, cutting checks for the eventual president’s campaign in the first couple months of 2007. The field of possible Democratic 2020 candidates continues to grow. Sanders is expected to run again, while Sens. […]

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President Donald Trumps former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018, where he is expected to be sentenced after pleading  guilty to a number of charges. 

Trump’s ex-lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years

And each of these crimes standing alone warrant considerable punishment,” Pauley said. The sentence of 36 months was on the low end of what prosecutors had suggested was appropriate for Cohen’s crimes, but much more than the sentence of no time behind bars that Cohen’s lawyers had requested. Federal prosecutors in New York had urged […]

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 30, 2018.

Former Trump lawyer, fixer Michael Cohen faces sentencing in court

Michael Cohen, the former longtime personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, faces sentencing for a slew of crimes Wednesday morning, including ones potentially implicating Trump in illegal conduct. Cohen is due to hear his fate from a judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where he earlier had pleaded guilty to charges lodged […]

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Facebook bomb threat sparks evacuation at headquarters at Menlo Park campus

Facebook bomb threat sparks evacuation at headquarters at Menlo Park campus

A bomb threat prompted an evacuation of a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook near San Francisco on Wednesday evening. Police in New York received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding the social media giant’s campus in Menlo Park, California. NYPD alerted local authorities at about 4.30pm, said Nicole Acker, a […]

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