4/27/2022

LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former President Donald Trump denied under oath knowing anything about a 2015 scuffle his security guards had with protesters outside Trump Tower, but his former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump ordered the confrontation, according to newly filed court papers… The protesters filed suit against Trump over the altercation, and the case was […]

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11/22/2021

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday [November 22, 2021] that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over… Cohen was sentenced to prison in December 2018 after pleading guilty to campaign finance charges and lying to […]

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11/12/2021

APPRENTICE/LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN: “Former President Donald Trump scored two big legal victories Friday and avoided having to sit for a deposition in a defamation lawsuit after former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Summer Zervos agreed to drop her claims, according to a court filing, and a New York judge granted Trump’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his […]

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7/2/2021

LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for ex-President Donald Trump, has moved to sue the U.S. government for $20 million on a claim that he was illegally returned to prison last year in retaliation for planning to write a book about Trump.” -Dan Mangan, “Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen moves […]

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5/7/2021

2016 ELECTION/FEC/MICHAEL COHEN: “The Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., has totally dropped the phony case against me concerning payments to women relative to the 2016 Presidential Election. It was a case built on lies from Michael Cohen, a corrupt and convicted lawyer, a lawyer in fact who was so corrupt he was sentenced to […]

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5/6/2021

2016 ELECTION/FEC/MICHAEL COHEN: “The Federal Election Commission said on Thursday [May 6, 2021] that it had formally dropped a case looking into whether former President Donald J. Trump violated election law with a payment of $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election to a pornographic-film actress by his personal lawyer at the time, Michael D. Cohen. […]

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9/7/2020

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “In ‘Disloyal: A Memoir,’ [Donald Trump’s former] lawyer, Michael Cohen, writes that he believes his longtime client won’t leave office willingly if he is defeated in the November election… Cohen said Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign because he assumed he would lose and wanted to make […]

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8/13/2020

MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Trump had colluded with the Russians, but not in the sophisticated ways imagined by his detractors. I also knew that the Mueller investigation was not a witch-hunt… Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance, as you will discover in these pages, because doing anything — and I mean anything — […]

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8/13/2020

2016 ELECTION/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In an upcoming book, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, alleges that Trump worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election… Cohen claims that Trump lied when he told the American public he had no dealings in Russia, because Cohen personally oversaw Trump’s efforts to secure a major real […]

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7/19/2019

DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “House Democrats want to know whether a decades-old Justice Department prohibition on indicting a sitting president played a role in federal prosecutors’ decision not to criminally charge President Donald Trump over hush money payments that he directed his fixer to pay to women. The prohibition, laid out in a 2000 […]

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7/17/2019

COURTS/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “A judge on Wednesday [7-17-19] ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter. U.S. District Judge William Pauley […]

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7/17/2019

CAMPAIGN FINANCE/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Manhattan disclosed on Wednesday [7-17-19] that prosecutors have concluded their investigation into campaign finance violations involving President Trump and ordered that they publicly release some of their files, a new twist in a case that had threatened to upend the Trump presidency. The judge’s order […]

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6/28/2019

ETHICS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday [6-28-19] it will investigate Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz after allegations he tried to threaten and influence the congressional testimony of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Gaetz came under scrutiny earlier this year for a Twitter post that critics […]

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6/28/2019

ETHICS/HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Representative Matt Gaetz, an outspoken Florida Republican with close ties to President Trump, has landed in hot water — again. The bipartisan leaders of the House Ethics Committee said on Friday [6-28-19] that Mr. Gaetz had flouted their requests for an in-person interview to answer to accusations that he had […]

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5/22/2019

FBI/MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, was in constant contact with — and received thousands of dollars from — a Russia-linked firm starting on Election Day in 2016, newly unsealed court documents show. The transactions soon caught the attention of investigators, as the FBI zeroed in on what […]

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5/20/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s onetime personal lawyer and fixer, told congressional investigators this year that his discussions with the president’s legal team about a potential pardon continued longer than previously known, newly released transcripts show. In a pair of private interviews in February and March, Mr. Cohen told the […]

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5/17/2019

LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Stormy Daniels has reached a settlement with Michael Cohen and Keith Davidson, her former attorney, in her lawsuit that accused both men of working together to protect President Donald Trump. Daniels, an adult-film actress whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, and Davidson last June, accusing […]

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5/14/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether lawyers tied to President Trump and his family helped obstruct the panel’s inquiry into Russian election interference by shaping false testimony, a series of previously undisclosed letters from its chairman show. The line of inquiry stems from claims made by the president’s […]

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4/20/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “How did WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group used as a conduit by Russian intelligence to distribute hacked emails, come to release a trove of documents just when Donald Trump’s candidacy seemed to need it most? Why did Trump’s campaign chief share internal polling data with a man tied to Russian intelligence? […]

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4/12/2019

LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS: “House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is moving to issue a subpoena to obtain 10 years of President Donald Trump’s financial records from accounting firm Mazars USA, the chairman told members of the panel in a memo on Friday [4-12-19]. Cummings plans to issue the subpoena on Monday [4-15-19] […]

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4/4/2019

DEMS/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Lawyers for Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, told congressional lawmakers in a letter on Thursday [4-4-19] that Mr. Cohen can best help their oversight inquiries if he remains out of prison to sift through millions of his documents — and they asked the help of Democrats […]

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3/8/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!” –Donald […]

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3/7/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/PARDONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s advisers dangled the possibility of a pardon for his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen last year, Cohen’s attorney said Thursday [3-7-19], as congressional investigators zero in on the president’s pardon power. The issue of pardons has emerged as a key line of inquiry as Democrats launch a series […]

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3/7/2019

2016 ELECTION/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday [3-7-19] sued the Trump Organization, saying it reneged on its obligation to reimburse him for millions of dollars of legal fees and costs related to his work. In a complaint filed in the New York state supreme […]

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3/7/2019

LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, sued the Trump Organization on Thursday [2-7-19]. He accused the company of breaking a contract when it refused to pay about $1.9 million in legal costs after he began cooperating with federal prosecutors. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in […]

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3/7/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/PARDONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael Cohen directed his former lawyer to approach President Donald Trump about a pardon, his current attorney confirmed Thursday [3-7-19]. But Lanny Davis said the revelation does not conflict with his client’s congressional testimony in late February in which Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, claimed he never asked for a pardon.  In […]

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3/7/2019

LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization on Thursday, claiming his former employer owes him millions of dollars in unpaid legal and court fees related to federal investigations that stem from Cohen’s work on the president’s behalf. In a lawsuit […]

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3/7/2019

CAMPAIGN FINANCE/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [3-7-19] revived his past defenses that he did not violate campaign finance laws, rejecting testimony from his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who said the president reimbursed him for an illegal hush-money payment…It is unclear what prompted the president’s defense. Cohen, the president’s longtime fixer, testified […]

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3/6/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen provided the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee with new documents and may hand over more, the panel’s chairman said after a day-long hearing behind closed doors. Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters that Cohen was cooperative and the eight-hour hearing was ‘very […]

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3/6/2019

CONGRESS/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Michael Cohen on Wednesday [3-6-19] provided the House Intelligence Committee with new documents showing edits to the false written statement he delivered to Congress in 2017 about the Trump Organization’s pursuit of the Trump Tower Moscow project into the 2016 campaign season, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. […]

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3/6/2019

CRIME/MICHAEL COHEN/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One of the first polls since President Donald Trump’s former attorney implicated him in illegal activity was released Tuesday [3-5-19], and most of the results were not very good for the president.  A poll from Quinnipiac University National found 64 percent of American voters believe Trump committed crimes before assuming office, while 24 […]

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3/6/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael D. Cohen on Wednesday [3-6-19] provided new documents to the House Intelligence Committee that he said illustrated changes made at the request of President Trump’s lawyers to a knowingly false written statement that he delivered to Congress in 2017, according to three people familiar with the matter. Mr. […]

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3/5/2019

CRIME/MICHAEL COHEN/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, according to a new Quinnipiac poll conducted after Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress. Among those surveyed, 64 percent believe that the president committed crimes before he was elected, with 24 percent saying they don’t […]

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3/5/2019

INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “New York regulators have sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization’s longtime insurance broker, a request that comes days after President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, told Congress the president had misled insurers about the value of his assets. The brokerage, Aon, told The Associated Press on Tuesday […]

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3/4/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump suggested Sunday [3-3-19] night that the high-profile congressional testimony offered last week by his former personal attorney may have contributed to the collapse of nuclear negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a summit in Vietnam. Trump thus far has attributed his decision to walk […]

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3/2/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After more than two years of Presidential Harassment, the only things that have been proven is that Democrats and other broke the law. The hostile Cohen testimony, given by a liar to reduce his prison time, proved no Collusion! His just written book manuscript showed what he…..” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March […]

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3/2/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Virtually everything failed lawyer Michael Cohen said in his sworn testimony last week is totally contradicted in his just released manuscript for a book about me. It’s a total new love letter to ‘Trump’ and the pols must now use it rather than his lies for sentence reduction!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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3/1/2019

CONGRESS/MEDIA/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump claimed Friday [3-1-19] that his former lawyer Michael Cohen shopped a book to publishers that portrayed Trump in a favorable light, vastly at odds with Cohen’s damning testimony to Congress. In a tweet, Trump said that Cohen’s manuscript was a ‘love letter’ to him and that Congress should […]

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3/1/2019

ELECTION/GOP/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A small group of Republican strategists opposed to President Trump, branding themselves Defending Democracy Together, quietly conducted polling and focus groups last fall to gauge whether the president was vulnerable to a primary challenge in 2020. Assembling a presentation for sympathetic political donors, they listed points of weakness for Mr. Trump […]

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3/1/2019

CONGRESS/MEDIA/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Saturday [3-2-19] that a just-released manuscript of a book written by Michael Cohen would show his longtime personal lawyer had lied to Congress without offering evidence for the explosive claim…It’s unclear whether any such manuscript exists, whether Trump has seen it or whether the president is continuing […]

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3/1/2019

HILLARY CLINTON/MEDIA/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael Cohen’s book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before. He must have forgotten about his book when he testified. What does Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, say about this one. Is he being paid by Crooked Hillary. Using her lawyer?” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March […]

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3/1/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…and the fraudulent and dishonest statements he made on Wednesday. No way, it’s time to stop this corrupt and illegally brought Witch Hunt. Time to start looking at the other side where real crimes were committed. Republicans have been abused long enough. Must end now!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 1, 2019 […]

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3/1/2019

DEMS/MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oh’ I see! Now that the 2 year Russian Collusion case has fallen apart, there was no Collusion except bye Crooked Hillary and the Democrats, they say, “gee, I have an idea, let’s look at Trump’s finances and every deal he has ever done. Let’s follow discredited Michael Cohen…..” -Donald […]

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3/1/2019

CONGRESS/MEDIA/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 1, 2019 8:08 am […]

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3/1/2019

MEDIA/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a ‘love letter to Trump’ manuscript for a new book that he was pushing. Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which now is a lie!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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2/28/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “As Michael Cohen shed new light on the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s family business Wednesday [2-27-19], he rattled off a list of Trump Organization officials who are now likely to face congressional scrutiny of their own. Under questioning by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, Trump’s former personal […]

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2/28/2019

DEMS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s top money man, Allen Weisselberg, has long managed Trump’s global business while shunning the blinding spotlight his boss commands. Now, with Democrats demanding Weisselberg come to Capitol Hill to answer their questions, Trump will need to consider whether a man who has worked for his family for more […]

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2/28/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Long before Michael Cohen came to Congress to cast President Donald Trump as a ‘con man’ and possibly a criminal, the president’s longtime personal attorney had given doubters plenty to chew on. Cohen arrived at House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s much-anticipated hearing on Wednesday [2-27-19] just two months removed from […]

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2/28/2019

CONGRESS/HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “President Donald Trump criticized the congressional testimony of his former lawyer Michael Cohen as ‘shameful’ and accused Cohen of lying ‘a lot.’ Trump’s remarks Thursday [2-28-19] came just hours after Cohen, during extraordinary testimony before a House committee, branded Trump as a ‘con man’ and a racist and accused […]

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2/28/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael D. Cohen’s explosive testimony this week about President Trump’s potentially felonious conduct has not moved House Democratic leaders closer to initiating impeachment proceedings against the president, with top lawmakers preferring to pursue multiple intertwined inquiries as they await the results of the special counsel’s investigation. Democrats on Thursday [2-28-19] emphasized […]

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2/28/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “Yesterday’s testimony by Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, before the House Oversight Committee was full of theatrics. But between allegations of presidential lawbreaking and racism were revelations about how the Trump Organization operated. They weren’t flattering. Mr. Trump inflated his net worth to apply for bank loans, according […]

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2/28/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The news that President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations with North Korea early and empty-handed led many experts and lawmakers to heave sighs of relief, even as the summit’s abrupt finale raises questions about where things go from here. Many had worried that the President, eager to score a […]

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2/27/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “He has spent months inside his Park Avenue apartment glued to cable news, his legal bills growing and federal prosecutors amassing evidence against him they would use as leverage. He watched his onetime friend and former boss, now the president of the United States, smear him on Twitter and make vague, […]

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2/27/2019

DEMS/ETHICS/GOP/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York, a former federal prosecutor, has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate a statement Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz made about Michael Cohen, saying that she believes the GOP lawmaker’s comments could rise to the level of witness tampering and intimidation. Gaetz, a close […]

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2/27/2019

GOP/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Florida Bar is investigating Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz after his threatening tweet last night about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Francine Andía Walker, the group’s director of communications, said the Florida Bar received a number of calls and emails regarding the tweet after it posted. According to […]

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2/27/2019

2016 ELECTION/CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In the high-stakes battle between President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen, some of the people in their immediate orbit are ending up as collateral hits. Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer dropped several names of people in Trump’s inner circle Wednesday during his nationally televised testimony before the […]

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2/27/2019

2016 ELECTION/MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen said under oath Wednesday [2-27-19] that he had never traveled to Prague to collude with Russian officials in 2016, denying a key claim of the infamous ‘dossier’ that alleged a conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin. His comments during a […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer on Wednesday [2-27-19] laid out a series of damning accusations against the president, presenting evidence of alleged lies and criminal conduct and expressing remorse over his decade of service to a man he described as unstable and racist. Michael Cohen testified to the House […]

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2/27/2019

2016 ELECTION/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and ‘fixer,’ to a U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday [2-27-19] highlighted several legal risks Trump may face. Among his claims, Cohen said the Republican president directed ‘hush money’ payments ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and that Trump knew in […]

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2/27/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday [2-27-19] that Trump has not released his tax returns because he feared that public scrutiny would lead to an audit and tax penalties. In congressional testimony that could aid efforts by House Democrats to obtain Trump’s […]

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2/27/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer and fixer for Donald Trump, lodged a series of explosive accusations against the president in his prepared testimony before the House Oversight Committee, further incensing the man he once claimed he’d take a bullet for. While many of the accusations are ones long posited […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The witness slumped a bit, digging his dress shoes into the blue diamond carpet pattern, mouth sagging at the sides like a hound who knows he has defied his master. From the start on Wednesday [2-27-19], Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, had been willing to concede quite […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/ETHICS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Michael D. Cohen’s congressional testimony on Wednesday [2-27-19] revived questions about whether President Trump broke the law by failing to disclose that he footed the bill for a hush payment to a pornographic film actress. Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee grilled Mr. Cohen, who served for a decade […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “In early 2014, Donald J. Trump approached his personal bankers at Deutsche Bank to sound them out about potentially lending him money to buy the Buffalo Bills. He provided the bankers with a collection of bare-bones personal financial statements. The documents were provided so that Deutsche Bank — the only […]

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2/27/2019

2016 ELECTION/CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “President Trump’s former lawyer told Congress on Wednesday [2-27-19] that Mr. Trump remained deeply involved in the arrangement to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress, even while in the White House, telling him just a year ago to lie to a journalist about the president’s involvement. Testifying before […]

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2/27/2019

2016 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/CONGRESS/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The dramatic public testimony to Congress on Wednesday [2-27-19] morning by President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, could intensify the legal issues facing the president in the criminal and civil investigations that are swirling around him, legal experts said. Mr. Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer accused him on Wednesday [2-27-19] of an expansive pattern of lies and criminality, offering a damning portrayal of life inside the president’s orbit where he said advisers sacrificed integrity for proximity to power. Michael D. Cohen, who represented Mr. Trump for a decade, laid […]

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2/27/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress on Wednesday [2-27-19] that some reimbursement checks issued to him for hush-money payments to an adult film star were signed by Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer. Cohen said Donald Trump himself, while president, signed a […]

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2/27/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately). He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked’s lawyer!” -Donald Trump, […]

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2/27/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/VIETNAM: “With President Donald Trump and his senior aides halfway around the world, the White House’s political allies held down the home front against a blistering attack back in Washington. The president’s sons, advisers and friends collectively unloaded on Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen as he delivered explosive testimony […]

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2/26/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Oversight Committee has instructed its Democratic members not to deviate from agreed upon lines of questioning at Michael Cohen’s public hearing Wednesday [2-27-19], prompting grumbling from several Democrats on the panel who want to press President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney about a range of matters related […]

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2/26/2019

FBI/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Geoffrey S. Berman became the top federal prosecutor in New York, some skeptics worried he would be President Donald Trump’s puppet. A year later, the Trump camp is suggesting he is part of the crowd that is out to ‘get’ the president. Berman is a Republican who contributed to […]

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2/26/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump will have just wrapped up the first day of his summit meeting in Vietnam with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, when back home in Washington, Michael D. Cohen, his former lawyer and fixer, takes the stand on Wednesday morning to testify publicly against him before the House […]

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2/26/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen expressed contrition Tuesday [2-26-19] upon his return to Capitol Hill, apologizing to the Senate Intelligence Committee for the lies he told during his 2017 testimony, according to multiple sources familiar with his interview. Cohen testified for roughly nine hours behind closed […]

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2/26/2019

LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, plans to offer up a document to lawmakers that he claims will show the president engaged in criminal conduct related to a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a person familiar with his planned congressional testimony. The person said the […]

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2/26/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Democratic lawmakers will question U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Michael Cohen at a public hearing on Wednesday [2-27-19] over whether Trump’s lawyers misled ethics officials about illegal hush payments to women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a memo seen by Reuters. Cohen will be asked in the House […]

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2/26/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE/WOMEN: “Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, apologized late Tuesday [2-26-19] night after he threatened Michael Cohen with the release of damaging personal information, a startling statement that drew an implicit rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and led legal experts to wonder if he had committed witness […]

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2/26/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to tell U.S. lawmakers this week that Trump asked him several times about a proposed skyscraper project in Moscow long after he secured the Republican presidential nomination, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Cohen’s assertion that Trump was inquiring […]

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2/26/2019

CONGRESS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, will provide documents to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday [2-27-19] that he says prove Trump committed ‘illicit’ acts, according to prepared congressional testimony obtained by POLITICO. The documents include one of 11 checks that Trump purportedly wrote after he became president […]

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2/22/2019

LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSNIESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, offering information about possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for […]

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2/22/2019

LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan and provided information about potential irregularities in the Trump family business, the New York Times reported on Friday [2-22-19]. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said prosecutors in the Southern District […]

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2/21/2019

INTELLIGENCE/MICHAEL COHEN/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday [2-26-19] in one of three appearances before U.S. lawmakers next week ahead of reporting to prison in May. Cohen, Trump’s longtime fixer who is set to go to prison for three years after pleading […]

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2/21/2019

INTELLIGENCE/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen spent several hours Thursday [2-21-19] inside the Senate Intelligence Committee’s secure spaces ahead of his closed-door testimony scheduled before the panel next week. Cohen was on Capitol Hill on Thursday in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s secure spaces ahead of next week’s interview. He […]

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2/20/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Michael Cohen will testify publicly before Congress on February 27 on an array of topics linked to his former boss and client, President Donald Trump, the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday [2-20-19]. Cohen was initially scheduled to testify in front of the committee on February 7, but that appearance […]

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