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  • MICHAEL COHEN Mar 24

    Ex-Trump Lawyer Loses Effort for Early Prison Release

    The former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump has been denied early release from a three-year prison sentence for campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress.

  • coronavirus Mar 17

    Michael Cohen Asks to Finish Sentence at Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, is requesting to serve the remainder of his three-year prison sentence at home due to unsafe prison conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports.

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2019

    Imprisoned Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Asks for Reduced Sentence, Blasts ‘Barr-Led’ Justice Department

    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday asked a judge to consider either reducing his three-year prison term or release him on a new sentence of home confinement and community service.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Analysis: Trump’s Old Ways Colliding With New Realities

    Telling half-truths and outright lies. Manipulating media coverage. Pushing legal boundaries. Pressuring subordinates to do the dirty work. Believing in the force of his own personality. Accepting no personal responsibility. The playbook Donald Trump has used as a real estate developer, celebrity businessman and political candidate has, for the most part, proved effective through the first two-plus years of his...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Org Over Hush Money Payments

    Just weeks after federal prosecutors revealed they were through investigating hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from allegations of adultery, the probe has been picked back up by state prosecutors in New York City. The president’s family business, the Trump Organization, received a subpoena Thursday from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., according to...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    Records Detail Frenetic Effort to Bury Stories About Trump

    Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair. The documents detailing calls and text messages were made public as federal prosecutors closed their investigation...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Judge Orders Release of Documents Tied to Cohen’s Hush-Money Payments After Investigation Concludes

    Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III made the disclosure in a court filing Wednesday as part of a legal fight over whether to unseal search warrant materials dealing with the investigation. For...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Federal Grand Jury Probing GOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy

    A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders.

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Trump Jr. Glad Senate Testimony ‘Is Finally Over’

    Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is “glad this is finally over.” He said he was happy to clarify answers from the earlier...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2019

    A Hefty Donation to Trump’s Inaugural Committee Comes Under Scrutiny

    Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and all he’s got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. The contribution from Haney, a prolific political donor, came as he was seeking regulatory approval and financial support from the government for his long-shot bid to acquire the mothballed Bellefonte...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Search Warrants Tied to Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Released

    It was Michael Cohen’s numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings unsealed Wednesday. Five search warrant applications, from the early stages of...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2019

    Trump to Provide Rare Look of Finances in Disclosure Report

    President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure report is expected to provide a rare glimpse into whether his presidency has helped or hurt his hotels, golf resorts and other parts of his business empire. The report, which is filed with the Office of Government Ethics and set for release Thursday, will be closely studied for changes in revenue at key properties...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    Panel Reaches Deal With Trump Jr. for Interview

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has struck a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to appear for a closed-door interview next month, pulling the two sides back, for now, from a confrontation over a subpoena as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. Under the terms of the deal, according to two people familiar with the agreement, Trump Jr. will talk to the...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    House Intel Committee Investigating Whether Lawyers for Trump and His Family Obstructed Russia Probe

    The Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether personal lawyers for President Donald Trump and his family tried to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by helping Michael Cohen deliver false testimony, NBC News reported. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent letters to four lawyers requesting documents related to Cohen, who told Congress in public testimony in February...

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2019

    Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr. Over Earlier Testimony, Sources Say

    The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference. That’s according to two people familiar with the subpoena who discussed it on condition of anonymity. It’s the first known subpoena of a member of President Donald Trump’s immediate...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Arrives at Prison

    Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump while reporting to federal prison Monday to start a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss. Cohen, who turned on Trump last summer after a decade as his personal lawyer, fixer and “take a bullet” loyalist,...

  • Donald Trump May 4, 2019

    Prosecutors Refuse Final Meeting With Cohen as Prison Looms

    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 could help him out: the federal prosecutors he...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2019

    Michael Cohen’s Prison Stint Will Feature ‘The Situation,’ Shabbat Services and Bunk Beds

    “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It’s not reality TV. It’s a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do time while playing bocce ball and noshing on rugelach. Cohen, 53, is due to report...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Lawsuit: Felix Sater Looked to Launder Cash Through Trump Projects

    A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank. BTA Bank and the City of Almaty, Kazakhstan, allege Felix Sater conspired with the son of the city’s former mayor to use some of the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2019

    Star Witness: Brawling, Scheming Spy Linked to Trump, Moscow

    The way Felix Sater tells it, his life is a screenplay just waiting to be written, with tales of drunken brawling, Wall Street rip-offs, international spying and a behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump’s effort to build a skyscraper in Russia. Sater, a Soviet emigre who befriended Trump in the 2000s and helped push the Trump Tower Moscow project during the...

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