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Michael Cohen

  1. russia investigation
    Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Inaugural CommitteeProsecutors from N.Y.’s Southern District are probing seven potential crimes, including conspiracy against the U.S., wire fraud, and money laundering.
  2. russia investigation
    What We Know About BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen Scoop, and Why Mueller Shot It DownIt seems likely that the controversy stems from a dispute between BuzzFeed’s sources and Mueller’s office, not simple journalistic error.
  3. russia investigation
    Giuliani: Trump’s Moscow Tower Planning May Have Continued Through the ElectionTrump’s lawyer has now tried to take back his comments, which also indicated that Trump may have talked to Cohen before his Congressional testimony.
  4. michael cohen
    CNBC Left Trump Off 2014 List of Top Businessmen, So Cohen Threatened to SueA story that perfectly illustrates Trump’s ego and Cohen’s eagerness to satisfy him.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Ordered Michael Cohen to Perjure Himself. It’s Even Worse Than It Sounds.Five reasons why the BuzzFeed bombshell contains deadly fallout.
  6. russia investigation
    Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress About Trump Tower MoscowSources say Trump signed off on a plan to visit Vladimir Putin in Russia during the 2016 campaign, but told Cohen not to share that with Congress.
  7. politics
    Of Course Michael Cohen Paid for His Own Thirsty Twitter AccountAccording to a new report, he was behind @WomenForCohen, which regularly tweeted that he was a sex symbol.
  8. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Hired IT Firm to Tweet Horny Things About Him, Rig Polls for TrumpCohen did not get the results he was looking for on either front, but the firm’s owner received a Walmart bag containing $13k in cash for his efforts.
  9. the fixer
    Michael Cohen Agrees to Spill the Beans in Public Congressional TestimonyDonald Trump’s former fixer will speak to the House Oversight Committee on February 7.
  10. the national interest
    Report: Michael Cohen Visited Prague and Trump-Russia Collusion Is on the TableAn explosive new story says Michael Cohen did visit Prague, at the time he allegedly met Russian agents to collude for Trump.
  11. russia investigation
    CNN: Trump Signed a Letter of Intent to Build Trump Tower MoscowOn Sunday, Rudy Giuliani said “no one signed” the letter.
  12. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Might Not Actually Go to PrisonThere are still ways Cohen could wriggle out of his three-year sentence — and even if he can’t, prison might feel like an upstate Jewish boys’ camp.
  13. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Insists Trump Was Well Aware of His Criminal BehaviorTrump’s former fixer keeps strengthening the case for the president’s guilt — which isn’t hard, considering Giuliani’s incoherent defense.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Had Nothing to Do With His Own Inauguration, White House SaysTrump’s not the kind of person who would pay attention to the massive sums being raised and spent off his name.
  15. campaign finance law
    Trump’s 7 Mutually Contradictory Arguments for His Own InnocenceThe president trots out the old “Schrödinger’s lawyer” defense, “breaking the law is not a crime,” and much, much more.
  16. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Headed to Prison for 3 Years, After Doing Crimes at Trump’s Behest“The irony is that today I get my freedom back,” Cohen said. “Blind loyalty to [Trump] led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”
  17. crime
    ‘I Don’t Care’: GOP Senators Dismiss Allegations Against Trump“The Democrats will do anything to hurt this president,” said Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
  18. the national interest
    Everybody Says Mueller Is Almost Done. What If He Isn’t?What we know from Mueller is still a small fraction of the publicly available facts about Trump’s long relationship with Russia.
  19. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  20. the national interest
    The Department of Justice Calls Donald Trump a FelonTrump’s lawyer was a criminal, he is providing evidence on Trump and Russia.
  21. the national interest
    Trump Lied About His Very Legal and Very Cool Russia Deals for No ReasonIt’s possible some of his other claims are also false.
  22. russia investigation
    What Does Trump Tower Moscow Mean to the Mueller Investigation?A history of Donald Trump’s real estate white whale.
  23. the national interest
    Michael Cohen Admits Lying on Trump’s Behalf About Russia DealsTrump, 2016: “I have nothing to do with Russia.” Not exactly.
  24. trump scandals
    Trump Definitely Directed the (Probably Illegal) Hush Payment to Stormy DanielsAnd four other revelations from the Wall Street Journal’s investigation.
  25. racism
    Michael Cohen: Trump Once Said ‘Black People Are Too Stupid to Vote for Me’“Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole. Name one city,” Cohen recalled Trump saying after Nelson Mandela’s death.
  26. crimes of fashion
    President Trump’s Former Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Stole My LookRude.
  27. 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.
  28. Michael Cohen, Whose GoFundMe Is at $165K, Sells NYC Apartments for MillionsDonald Trump’s ex-lawyer is $7 million richer.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.”
  32. politics
    Doorman Who Sold Trump Affair Story to AMI Releases ‘Catch and Kill’ ContractThe former Trump World Tower doorman was likely paid off by AMI to suppress damaging stories about Trump during his presidential campaign.
  33. Prosecutors Grant Immunity to Trump Organization CFOAnother integral member of Trump’s inner circle has flipped.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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!
  44. select all
    Michael Cohen Deletes That Tweet About Hillary Clinton and PrisonBack in 2015, Cohen joked about Clinton going to prison. Now he could be.
  45. 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.
  46. 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?
  47. Michael Cohen: I Won’t Accept a Pardon From ‘Criminal’ TrumpThe president’s former fixer has officially welcomed himself to the Resistance.
  48. 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.”
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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