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  1. russia investigation
    Report: Michael Cohen Is Talking With Mueller, TooIt’s become “common knowledge” among friends of Cohen that he’s talking to prosecutors in the special counsel’s office.
  2. Michael Cohen, Whose GoFundMe Is at $165K, Sells NYC Apartments for MillionsDonald Trump’s ex-lawyer is $7 million richer.
  3. Trump Wanted to Buy Decades of Trashy Tabloid Stories Killed by the EnquirerA plan to snatch up the tabloid’s entire treasure trove of Trump gossip was hatched in 2016, but it ultimately fell through.
  4. Blockbuster CNN Trump/Russia Story in More Doubt After Cohen’s Lawyer RecantsLanny Davis now admits he was an anonymous source for a story he says he can’t corroborate.
  5. stormy times
    Stormy Daniels Says She’s Been Chased Down by Cars, Stalked in Hotels at NightIn a new interview with Vogue, she calls herself a “fugitive.”
  6. Prosecutors Grant Immunity to Trump Organization CFOAnother integral member of Trump’s inner circle has flipped.
  7. NYC DA Mulls Slapping Trump Organization With Criminal ChargesBecause Trump wouldn’t be able to pardon his way out of this, it’s a potentially momentous development.
  8. Frank Rich: The Endgame for Trump Comes Into ViewThe tumult of this week hasn’t finished off his presidency yet, but the final stages look closer by the day.
  9. National Enquirer’s Pecker Snitched on Trump in Michael Cohen CaseThe president’s staunchest ally in print media just implicated him in a federal crime.
  10. Trump Wants to Ban Flipping Because He Is Almost Literally a Mob BossIt would be extremely difficult to prosecute any organized crime if it were not possible to trade lenient sentences in return for cooperation.
  11. power
    Michael Cohen Had a ‘Pretty Relaxed’ Fancy Dinner Last NightTrump’s former lawyer was spotted out and about just hours after his guilty plea.
  12. Why Republicans, Not Democrats, Want the Midterms to Be About ImpeachmentThe Democratic base is sufficiently fired up, but the GOP hopes the rising threat of impeachment can rally Trump’s voters in November.
  13. Fox News Host: Trump Said He’d ‘Consider’ Manafort PardonTrump may be testing the waters in an upcoming interview, though legal experts and Senate Republicans warn that pardoning Manafort is a bad idea.
  14. What Did the Manafort Verdict and Cohen Plea Deal Really Change?Four members of New York’s politics team discuss the upshot of the latest developments in the trials of Trump’s inner circle.
  15. The President Is Getting Away With Blatant Crimes. That’s Normal.There’s nothing unusual about partisan polarization enabling America’s elites to escape accountability for serious crimes.
  16. Trump Tries to Deny His Crime With Cohen, Confesses by MistakePresident insists payments “weren’t taken out of campaign finance.” That’s the reason it’s illegal!
  17. presidential tweets
    Tough But Fair: Trump Says He Would Not Recommend Michael Cohen As a LawyerA day after Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, the president said he would “strongly suggest” hiring someone else.
  18. Every Single House Republican Is Actively Covering Up Trump’s GuiltRepublican now says the party needs to control Congress to help “hold Trump accountable.” What?
  19. Michael Cohen: I Won’t Accept a Pardon From ‘Criminal’ TrumpThe president’s former fixer has officially welcomed himself to the Resistance.
  20. Report: Aides Plan to Distract Trump from Russia Probe With Rallies and Golf“The busier he is, the less likely he’s going to get in these moods and watch TV and get more and more angry.”
  21. 5 Ways the Cohen and Manafort News Adds to Trump’s Legal JeopardyPresident Trump was implicated in a federal crime, and while he probably won’t be charged anytime soon, the legal risks are still massive.
  22. enemies
    Stormy Daniels Responds to Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea: ‘How Ya Like Me Now’She tweeted a taunt after the man who accused her of lying plead guilty to federal charges.
  23. Rudy: Trump Not Implicated by Crime He Definitely CommittedCohen only admitted to helping “Individual 1,” a mystery man he represented as a lawyer, and then who became president of the United States.
  24. ‘Law and Order’ Candidate Donald Trump Is Surrounded by CriminalsLock them up.
  25. Senators Hope Michael Cohen Did Not Lie to Them About Trump Tower MeetingSenators Burr and Warner want to make sure the lawyer’s guilty plea doesn’t prevent him from testifying again about the pivotal Trump Tower meeting.
  26. Michael Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Commit Campaign-Finance ViolationsCohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, and faces multiple years in prison.
  27. Michael Cohen Enlists Watergate’s John Dean to Signal He’s Still Willing to FlipWhy drop yet another hint? Cohen is reportedly being investigated for $20 million in bank fraud, and charges could be coming in the next two weeks.
  28. Donald Trump Hires the Worst People, According to Trump“Disgraceful,” “drugged-up loser,” “low-life” and other Trump descriptions of the people Trump hires.
  29. Top Trump Donor Paid Michael Cohen to Score Him a $5 Billion Federal LoanTrump’s personal attorney agreed to secretly encourage Trump to give Franklin Haney billions in taxpayer money in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.
  30. Rudy: Trump Is Innocent Because He Did Not Personally Hack Democratic EmailsWatch the goalposts retreat over the horizon.
  31. close reads
    Mission: Impossible — Fallout Is the Perfect Movie for Our Summer of UnrealityIn pop culture and politics, the line between truth and fiction has blurred almost beyond recognition.
  32. politics
    3 More Women Were Paid Off After Having Affairs With Trump, Lawyer SaysStormy Daniels’s attorney claims he has proof the women had relationships with President Trump.
  33. Trump Says He Did ‘NOT,’ in All-Caps, Know of Trump Tower MeetingThe president disputed Michael Cohen’s claim that he knew about the meeting.
  34. Andrew Sullivan: Portrait of the President As a Con ManMichael Cohen’s ongoing revelations show Trump for who he is: a world-weary operator in sleaze and outright deception. But the scam is fraying.
  35. Why Does Trump Keep Lying About His Dealings With Russia?President Trump has denied having known about the June 2016 meeting with a Russian. Michael Cohen can testify that he did know.
  36. Secret Michael Cohen Tape Shows Trump Knew of Hush MoneyTurns out Trump was not telling the truth when he denied knowing about the payment to National Enquirer to keep Karen McDougal quiet.
  37. Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  38. Cohen Made Tape of Trump Talking Payment to Playboy Model and the FBI Has ItAfter years as Donald Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen is proving to be a problem.
  39. hush payments
    Cohen Made Tape of Trump Talking Payment to Playboy Model and the FBI Has ItAfter years as Donald Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen is proving to be a problem.
  40. WSJ: Michael Cohen Buys $6.7 Million Tribeca ApartmentThe unit is in a high-rise developed by Donald Trump pals, who gave Cohen a $3.5 million mortgage for the purchase.
  41. trump tapes
    Michael Cohen Denies Giving Tom Arnold Any Dirt on Trump for His Vice ShowAh, what might have been.
  42. Michael Cohen Quits Post, Citing Family Separations at BorderTrump’s former lawyer said in letter of resignation that “children should never be used as bargaining chips.”
  43. Michael Cohen to Trump: Please Buy My SilenceCohen has leaked word that he’s willing to give investigators information on Trump — and that he wants the president to pay his legal bills.
  44. Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Loses His Legal TeamParting ways with his lawyers amid a federal investigation into his business dealings increases the chances that Cohen may flip.
  45. A Russian Weightlifter May Land Ivanka Trump in the Russia ProbeBuzzFeed reports that Ivanka Trump connected Michael Cohen to a weightlifter offering to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
  46. Why Trump Isn’t Pardoning Allies Caught in the Mueller Probe — YetHis recent pardons may be a signal to figures like Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, but don’t expect him to try the risky maneuver anytime soon.
  47. Listen to Michael Cohen Make Unhinged Threats to a ReporterAmong the highlights is President Trump’s lawyer saying, “What I’m going to do to you is going to be f*cking disgusting.”
  48. The Falwell–Cohen Connection, or Trumpland in a NutshellThe distance between the churchy university president and the Long Island fixer isn’t as far as you might imagine.
  49. Why Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti Both Had a Bad Day in CourtOne got beaten down by a federal judge for being a grandstander. The other seems more and more likely to face prosecution.
  50. Photos: Remembering Trump’s Russia Probe MartyrsA fresh look at the over-idealistic Trump staffers whose “young and beautiful lives” have been shattered by that brute, Robert Mueller.
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