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  1. ‘Law and Order’ Candidate Donald Trump Is Surrounded by CriminalsLock them up.
  2. 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.
  3. Michael Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Commit Campaign-Finance ViolationsCohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, and faces multiple years in prison.
  4. 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.
  5. Donald Trump Hires the Worst People, According to Trump“Disgraceful,” “drugged-up loser,” “low-life” and other Trump descriptions of the people Trump hires.
  6. 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.
  7. Rudy: Trump Is Innocent Because He Did Not Personally Hack Democratic EmailsWatch the goalposts retreat over the horizon.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.”
  14. 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.
  15. Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  16. Trump Says Michael Cohen’s Taping of Conversation Was ‘Perhaps Illegal’The president is gearing up for full-fledged battle with his former fixer.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Michael Cohen Deletes Trump From Twitter Bio, Fueling Flip RumorsDonald Trump’s former “fixer” once called himself “Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” on Twitter. No more.
  21. the national interest
    5 Reasons Michael Cohen Apparently Flipping Is Extremely Bad News for TrumpThe Trump fixer has access to wide criminal exposure for the president.
  22. trump tapes
    Michael Cohen Denies Giving Tom Arnold Any Dirt on Trump for His Vice ShowAh, what might have been.
  23. National Enquirer Allegedly Ran Stories by Trump Camp Before PublishingSources say Michael Cohen would tweak the tabloid’s stories about Trump, suggest topics, and get previews of reports on the candidate’s rivals.
  24. 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.”
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.”
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. the national interest
    Did a Russian Oligarch Funnel Money From Russia to Michael Cohen?The increasingly suspicious case of Viktor Vekselberg and Michael Cohen.
  34. BBC: Ukraine Paid Michael Cohen to Set Up Meeting With TrumpUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko could only get a photo-up with Trump. That’s when he called in Trump’s lawyer.
  35. Michael Cohen’s Shady Business Partner Just Decided to SnitchCohen’s longtime partner in the taxi trade appears poised to rat on him as part of plea deal. That could lead Cohen to do the same to Trump.
  36. In Year Two, Mueller Is Wading Into a Bottomless Pit of Trump SleazeIf Mueller hasn’t found collusion yet, can he still investigate money laundering and other potentially rampant criminality?
  37. Reports on Other ‘Suspicious’ Michael Cohen Transactions Have Gone MissingTwo bank reports about $3 million of shady Cohen transactions are missing from Treasury’s database. That’s why a leaker released the third report.
  38. Qatari Investor: Michael Cohen Asked Me for $1 MillionThen again, a mutual business partner of Steve Bannon and Ice Cube says this investor is a corrupt liar who ripped off their 3-on-3 basketball league.
  39. politics
    What Trump’s Financial Documents Reveal About His Dealings With Stormy DanielsIn his new financial disclosure form, the president appears to acknowledge that his campaign accepted an illegal loan from Cohen in 2016.
  40. Trump Admits He Reimbursed Michael Cohen for 2016 ‘Expenses’ in Financial FormIn his new financial disclosure form, the president appears to acknowledge that his campaign accepted an illegal loan from Cohen in 2016.
  41. Novartis Lawyer Quits Over $1.2 Million Deal With Michael CohenThe pharma giant is doing damage control after its $1.2 million contract with Trump’s lawyer was revealed.
  42. the national interest
    The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery ScandalTurns out Cohen was not just soliciting money, but allegedly passing it on to the Trump family.
  43. state politics
    Did Trump Know About the Schneiderman Allegations Years Ago?A new development, in which the Scheiderman and Michael Cohen cases intersect.
  44. AT&T Gave Trump’s Lawyer $600,000 to Help Get Its Merger ApprovedOr, as Michael Cohen’s contract with the telecom giant put it, to assist with “regulatory policy development.”
  45. the national interest
    Giuliani’s Law Firm Explains Law Doesn’t Work the Way Giuliani SaysNow it’s his ex–law firm.
  46. Trumpism Is Having Its Best Week EverTrump has taken his signature agenda of racist immigration policy, naked corruption, and mindless belligerence on the world stage to new heights.
  47. How Michael Cohen Profited Off His Meager Trump Administration ExpertiseBeing shut out by the White House led to Cohen selling himself to corporations as the ultimate Trump insider.
  48. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at Michael Cohen’s Slush FundA news story involving the president of the United States and a porn star somehow keeps getting juicier.
  49. Drug Firm Paid Michael Cohen $1.2 Million for Insight Into Trump’s Policy ViewsAfter one meeting with Cohen, Novartis realized that he had no knowledge of Trump’s health-care plans. It had to pay him $100,000 a month, anyway.
  50. Stormy Daniels’s Lawyer Claims Russian Oligarch Reimbursed Michael CohenHe suggested that the money could have been related to Cohen’s Stormy Daniels payoff.
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