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Michael Cohen

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. russia investigation
    What Does Trump Tower Moscow Mean to the Mueller Investigation?A history of Donald Trump’s real estate white whale.
  5. the national interest
    Michael Cohen Admits Lying on Trump’s Behalf About Russia DealsTrump, 2016: “I have nothing to do with Russia.” Not exactly.
  6. trump scandals
    Trump Definitely Directed the (Probably Illegal) Hush Payment to Stormy DanielsAnd four other revelations from the Wall Street Journal’s investigation.
  7. 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.
  8. crimes of fashion
    President Trump’s Former Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Stole My LookRude.
  9. 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.
  10. Michael Cohen, Whose GoFundMe Is at $165K, Sells NYC Apartments for MillionsDonald Trump’s ex-lawyer is $7 million richer.
  11. 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.
  12. lanny davis
    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.
  13. 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.”
  14. 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.
  15. allen weisselberg
    Prosecutors Grant Immunity to Trump Organization CFOAnother integral member of Trump’s inner circle has flipped.
  16. trump organization
    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.
  17. the national circus
    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.
  18. president trump
    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.
  19. the national interest
    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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. pardons
    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.
  23. let's have a chat
    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.
  24. corruption
    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.
  25. the national interest
    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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. the national interest
    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?
  29. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen: I Won’t Accept a Pardon From ‘Criminal’ TrumpThe president’s former fixer has officially welcomed himself to the Resistance.
  30. russia investigation
    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.”
  31. the law
    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.
  32. 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.
  33. fraud and birkins
    Michael Cohen Failed to Report the $30,000 He Made From Selling a Birkin BagCohen, a lawyer and … luxury bag reseller?
  34. the national interest
    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.
  35. the national interest
    ‘Law and Order’ Candidate Donald Trump Is Surrounded by CriminalsLock them up.
  36. michael cohen
    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.
  37. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Commit Campaign-Finance ViolationsCohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, and faces multiple years in prison.
  38. politics
    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.
  39. the national interest
    Donald Trump Hires the Worst People, According to Trump“Disgraceful,” “drugged-up loser,” “low-life” and other Trump descriptions of the people Trump hires.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    Rudy: Trump Is Innocent Because He Did Not Personally Hack Democratic EmailsWatch the goalposts retreat over the horizon.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. the national interest
    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.
  47. Report: The Feds Have More Than 100 Cohen Tapes Related to TrumpMeanwhile, Trump allies are apparently considering the release of their own tapes that are “unflattering to Cohen.”
  48. the national interest
    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.
  49. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  50. Trump Says Michael Cohen’s Taping of Conversation Was ‘Perhaps Illegal’The president is gearing up for full-fledged battle with his former fixer.
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