Michael Cohen

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We're Good, Stormy Daniels' Attorney Said After Payment

Court records show Trump knew of efforts to keep women quiet

(Newser) - Court records released Thursday show Donald Trump was aware of efforts to keep a porn star and a Playboy centerfold silent in the days leading up to the 2016 election. But despite Trump's knowledge of those efforts—and the involvement of several others in his orbit— federal prosecutors in... More »

2 Big Decisions Don't Go Trump's Way

His tax returns, financial records may be closer to the light of day

(Newser) - New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings, the AP reports. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures... More »

Trump Jr. Reaches Deal to Testify: Sources

Senate Intelligence Committee, president's son reach deal after controversial subpoena

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors in mid-June, a source tells CNN . The committee reached the deal with President Trump's eldest son after it subpoenaed him to appear before the committee, a decision that proved controversial for the committee's Republican chairman... More »

In Secret Recording, Cohen Makes Explosive Falwell Claim

He says he helped evangelical leader deal with leak of racy photos

(Newser) - Michael Cohen says he helped Jerry Falwell Jr. with a highly personal matter months before the evangelical leader endorsed President Trump in 2015, according to a conversation taped by Tom Arnold. Arnold says he was waiting for his friend Cohen to go to prison before he released the recording of... More »

Here's What Michael Cohen's Prison Life Will Be Like

He begins 3-year sentence at a white-collar facility in Otisville, NY

(Newser) - Michael Cohen begins a new, unwanted phase of his life on Monday: prisoner. President Trump's former attorney reports to the federal correctional institute in Otisville, NY, about 90 miles north of New York City, to start serving his three-year sentence for misdeeds including tax evasion and lying to Congress.... More »

Michael Cohen Sounds Ticked on Eve of Prison Sentence

'How come I’m the one that’s going to prison?' he asks in 'New Yorker' profile

(Newser) - Michael Cohen reports to federal prison next week to begin his three-year sentence , and Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker caught up with him beforehand. One thing that's clear: The former fixer for Donald Trump is miffed that he ended up being the one in prosecutor's crosshairs. “... More »

Cohen Changes His Story

Trump's former lawyer chats with actor Tom Arnold

(Newser) - Michael Cohen is changing his tune. Chatting on the phone with actor Tom Arnold—who gave the Wall Street Journal a recording of the call—President Trump's ex-lawyer repudiated two of his guilty pleas, said he's lost "everything," and complained about getting little in return for... More »

Cohen Says He Has New Evidence for Democrats

He asks them to help him stay out of prison

(Newser) - Michael Cohen says he has information that could help House Democrats with their investigations of President Trump—but he needs their help to stay out of prison. Attorneys for Trump's former lawyer, who is due to report to federal prison May 6, said in a letter to Democratic lawmakers... More »

Mueller Was Investigating Cohen Long Before Raids

Judge releases documents with new details about federal investigation

(Newser) - Robert Mueller began investigating Michael Cohen at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday, per the AP . The series of heavily redacted search warrant applications and other documents revealed new details about the timing and depth of the... More »

Tweet Battle Between Trump, Cohen Uses Word 'Lie' a Lot

President and his former attorney take their tiff to Twitter

(Newser) - The falling out between President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen headed straight to Twitter Friday morning, with the commander in chief addressing the confusion over whether Cohen had ever asked him for a presidential pardon, and whether he'd ever lobbied to work in the White House, the... More »

Cohen Sues Trump: You Owe Me for My Legal Bills

Former fixer says Trump Organization broke contract to cover his expenses

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has gone from being a Trump loyalist to a Trump enemy, and he wants the Trump Organization to cover the legal fees he incurred during that transition. Cohen filed suit Thursday against the president's business, accusing it of violating an agreement to cover legal expenses related to... More »

Cohen Once Explored a Pardon, Despite His House Testimony

But his attorney says what Cohen told Congress is 'literally true'

(Newser) - It seems pretty straightforward. When Michael Cohen testified before a House panel last week, he said this: "I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Trump." But now Cohen attorney Lanny Davis is out with a statement that seems to contradict that assertion—... More »

Cohen: These Documents Will Lead You to Trump's Lawyer

The president's former lawyer hands over his false statement to Congress

(Newser) - Michael Cohen turned over documents to the House intelligence committee on Wednesday that show edits to a false written statement he gave to the panel in 2017 about a Trump real estate project in Moscow, the AP reports. Cohen provided the documents in a closed-door interview with the panel, according... More »

New Investigation Follows Cohen's Insurance Claims

NY regulators subpoena Trump Organization's insurance broker

(Newser) - Add one more to the list of investigations linked to President Trump: A week after Michael Cohen told the House Oversight Committee that his former client had inflated the value of assets to insurance companies comes news that the New York State Department of Financial Services is investigating the Trump... More »

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Collapse of Kim Summit

He calls it 'perhaps a new low in American politics'

(Newser) - President Trump slammed what he called "perhaps a new low in American politics" on Sunday: The congressional testimony of his former lawyer while he was in Vietnam for a summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump suggested Michael Cohen's testimony may have contributed to the collapse of the summit,... More »

SNL Does Not Spare Jussie Smollett

And has a bit of fun with Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live pulled no punches on Jussie Smollet in a Shark Tank: Legal Edition sketch that featured the embattled actor, along with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, vying for legal representation from the likes of Pete Davidson's Michael Avenatti, Cecily Strong's Jeanine Pirro, guest host John... More »

Cohen Will Be Back on Capitol Hill Next Month

Trump's former lawyer wraps up three consecutive days of testimony

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, says he will be returning to Capitol Hill on March 6 for another round of questioning with lawmakers, the AP reports. Cohen spent Thursday behind closed doors with members of the House Intelligence Committee. It was the last of three appearances before... More »

AOC Credits Bartending for Her Cohen Questions

Ocasio-Cortez is earning praise for raising new information during the hearing

(Newser) - The dust is still settling on Michael Cohen's testimony about President Trump on Wednesday, but some consensus is emerging among Democrats: that newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have asked the sharpest questions of all, ones that might lead to specific new lines of inquiry into Trump's finances. The details:... More »

Trump on Cohen Testimony: One Thing 'Impressed' Him

Says Cohen 'lied a lot,' but at least he didn't claim direct knowledge of Russian collusion

(Newser) - President Trump says he didn't watch "too much" of Michael Cohen's testimony Wednesday in front of the House Oversight Committee, but he had a lot to say Thursday about what he did manage to squeeze in. Trump, whose summit in Hanoi with North Korea's Kim Jong... More »

Cohen Hearing Revealed Who the Dems Really Want

And other immediate media reactions

(Newser) - In his congressional testimony Wednesday, Michael Cohen blasted President Trump's character—"racist," "con man" and "cheat" aren't exactly endorsements—but so far the media is focused on Trump's possible law-breaking. The New York Times , Washington Post , and Wall Street Journal are all leading... More »

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