Tagged: Michael Cohen

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Trump demands stiff prison sentence for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, accuses Mueller of seeking ‘lies’ from witnesses

President Donald Trump on Monday called for his ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to receive a stiff prison sentence for his admitted crimes. Trump accused Cohen of making up “stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself.” Trump also accused special counsel Robert Mueller of seeking “lies” from...

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New York has quickly become the ‘biggest threat’ to Trump; A quagmire of investigations into Trump’s businesses and associates

Allan Smith, Senior Politics Reporter for Business Insider  Several investigations taking place in New York are quickly becoming what experts describe as the biggest threat to President Donald Trump. The US attorney for the Southern District of New York, the New York attorney general, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office...

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Amid betrayals, Trump’s barrier breaks down

David A. Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S.Helderman, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s wall of secrecy – the work of a lifetime – is starting to crack. His longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last week to breaking campaign-finance laws, and said he’d arranged hush money payments...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: Allen Weisselberg – the CFO of the Trump Organization – is granted immunity in Michael Cohen probe as prosecutors close in on Trump’s inner circle

Weisselberg has worked for Trump for decades  He was subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury investigating Michael Cohen, it was reported last month Began working for Trump’s father, Fred, in the 1970s  Cohen spoke to Weisselberg about negotiations with former Playboy model Karen McDougal Cohen’s attorney identified Weisselberg as...

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Trump tweet tries to laugh it off: ‘If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, don’t retain Michael’ . . . as Cohen’s legal team says president has ALREADY incriminated himself in Stormy pay-off

Trump’s ex lawyer Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations relating to hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and former model Karen McDougal   Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, says the president is just as guilty because he ‘directed’ Cohen to make the payments in the run up to the election   Federal prosecutors had...

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The Memo: Cohen, Manafort hurricane hits Trump

President Trump’s longtime personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen implicated him in a felony on Tuesday in federal court in New York. Almost simultaneously, in a courtroom about 240 miles away in Virginia, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges primarily related to tax and bank fraud. The guilty...

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‘I’m shocked anyone would take this seriously’: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen contradicts ANOTHER Omarosa tale and insists he never saw the president EAT a piece of paper so archivists couldn’t get it

Omarosa Manigault Newman made the startling claim in her new book, describing the aftermath of an Oval Office meeting with lawyer Michael Cohen ‘I saw him put a note in his mouth … he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive,’...

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Trump calls for Sessions to end Mueller’s Russia investigation, ‘terrible situation’

The president’s tweet is sure to renew complaints that Trump is wrongly challenging the special counsel. Trump has repeatedly blasted the probe, but the call for Sessions to intervene represents another escalation. President Trump called Wednesday for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “right...

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Trump denies knowing anything about 2016 meeting that included Don Jr., Jared and infamous Russian lawyer as he claims Michael Cohen is ‘trying to make up stories’ to hurt him

Infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-linked lawyer, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others is back in the news  CNN reported based on anonymous sources that Michael Cohen is prepared to tell Robert Mueller that Donald Trump approved the meeting in advance Trump furiously denied that...

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‘What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?’: Trump unloads on Michael Cohen after recording shows the pair discussing campaign-season payoff to bury old affair with Playboy model

President Trump blasted his former attorney Michael Cohen for taping their September 2016 chat about an alleged extramarital affair ‘What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?’ he tweeted, speculating that he may have recorded other clients  The tape aired Tuesday shows Trump and Cohen discussing payment to buy...

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There ARE tapes: Michael Cohen made a recording of conversation with Trump about Playboy model who claims she had affair with the billionaire and took $150,000 payment

The FBI seized Michael Cohen’s devices during a raid on his home and office this spring  The longtime Trump lawyer is known to have made numerous recordings The New York Times reported authorities have a two-minute tape of a conversation between Cohen and Trump   It relates to former Playboy model...

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The Memo: Cohen clues spell trouble for Trump

President Trump could be facing one of the gravest complications in his sea of legal troubles. Speculation that the president’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is on the cusp of cooperating with prosecutors reached a fever pitch on Monday, after the publication of an interview he gave to George Stephanopoulos of ABC...