(Washington, DC – AP) — Existing investigations into President Trump remain ongoing even after the conclusion of the Mueller Russia probe and Attorney General William Barr’s summary of that report. The President could face legal problems after his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and Trump will also be following the trial of his former adviser Roger Stone.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing state charges in New York after being convicted on several federal charges. House Judiciary Committee Chair and New York Democrat Jerry Nadler is looking into alleged Trump administration misconduct and Democrats also want Trump’s tax returns.
(Washington, DC-AP) — Michael Cohen says he has made a lot of mistakes and has “owned up to them.” At the end of a long House hearing today, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer said his blind loyalty to Trump has cost him deeply.
Cohen slammed Trump on a variety of fronts and said some of the President’s behavior is un-American. Ohio Republican Jim Jordan challenged Cohen’s credibility and noted that he is a convicted liar. But most think Mr. Jordan was the wrong person to question Cohen considering that he allegedly covered up a sexual abuse scandal involving wrestlers at Ohio State University.Cohen is headed to prison for lying to Congress, tax fraud, banking fraud and campaign finance violations.
Cohen repeatedly apologized for his past actions and said he previously lied to lawmakers to protect the President. Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings said Cohen’s story is sad and was painful to hear. He also criticized Trump for calling Cohen a rat. Cummings said the U.S. is “better than this.” Cummings chairs the House Oversight Committee. Cohen worked for Trump for about 10 years.
(Washington, DC) – Michael Cohen told the American people what most already knew and believed prior to Donald Trump’s personal attorney speaking before the country.
Donald Trump has not been truthful and as Michael Cohen ripped his former boss in explosive testimony before the House Oversight Committee today, Cohen called Donald Trump a conman, a cheat and a racist.
Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer said he is ashamed of taking part in Trump’s “illicit acts.” He also called himself ashamed of his own “weakness and misplaced loyalty.” Cohen said Trump was aware that longtime ally Roger Stone was talking to WikiLeaks about hacked Democratic emails, inflating financial records to insurance companies and most importantly paying a series of checks worth 35k to reimburse Cohen for the money he had used to pay Stormy Daniels and then put the money under the guise of campaign finances.
Cohen also said Trump inflated his net worth by four-billion dollars to try and purchase the Buffalo Bills. Speaking today before the House Oversight Committee, Michael Cohen filed financial documents that Trump submitted during his 2014 attempt to buy the NFL team. The documents submitted to a bank show Trump’s net worth for 2011 through 2013, but the third report included an additional four-billion dollars in so-called “brand value” that the others did not have. Cohen said Trump inflated and deflated his total assets when it “served his purposes.”
Cohen is headed to prison for lying to Congress, tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Donald Trump could be sharing the cell next door depending on the next steps that could be taken. Suddenly, the sound of ‘Impeachment’ is roaring
(Washington, DC-AP) — The White House is bracing for congressional testimony from Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney and so-called fixer. In a statement today, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called Cohen a disgraced felon and convicted liar who is going to jail. Sanders said lawmakers should consider his testimony laughable.
Cohen is behind closed doors with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee today. He testifies in an open hearing of the House Oversight Committee tomorrow. Cohen is confronting prison time after pleading guilty to lying to Congress, tax fraud, banking fraud and campaign finance violations.
The campaign finance charges involved Cohen’s hush money payments to two women before the 2016 presidential election. The women have alleged having affairs with Trump, accusations that the President has denied.
(Washington, DC-AP) — Donald Trump was reportedly in the room during hush money discussions with a tabloid publisher. In 2015, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and one other person discussed ways to counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women.
According to a person familiar with the matter, the “other member” was Trump. Trump was first identified as attending the meeting by the Wall Street Journal.
(New York, NY-AP) — President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is headed to prison. A federal judge in New York imposed a sentence of three years today. Cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud, banking fraud and violations of campaign finance laws. He pleaded guilty campaign finance violations involving hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and another woman who claimed they had affairs with President Trump a decade ago. Cohen also admitted to lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Before sentencing, Cohen apologized and said he takes full responsibility for each criminal act, including those involving the President. Cohen said he felt a need to cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds.”
Cohen noted that blind loyalty to Trump led him to choose darkness over light. Cohen arranged hefty hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal before the 2016 presidential election. Both women alleged they had affairs with Trump. Trump has denied the accusations. He has called the payments private transactions that were not subject to campaign finance laws.
(New York, NY-AP) — Prosecutors in New York are thinking about pursing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials.
The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney is considering an investigation connected to payments President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Cohen pleaded guilty this week to eight charges related to the payment to Daniels and another woman who claimed to have had an affair with President Trump.
Court papers in Cohen’s case showed the Trump Organization paid him and he later used that money to pay off the two women. Investigators now want to know if the business falsified records when it paid Cohen.
(New York, NY) – A secret tape between Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen is coming to light. CNN broadcast the tape that was recorded in 2016. CNN claims the conversation deals with how Trump was looking to buy the rights to the story of Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with him.
Cohen can be heard talking about starting a company for, quote, “the transfer of all that info regarding our friend David.” That could refer to Trump’s friend David Pecker, the head of National Enquirer owner American Media. The Playboy model’s name is never mentioned in the recording.
(New York, NY) – Adult film star Stormy Daniels’ interview with federal prosecutors is being canceled. Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti says prosecutors scrapped the meeting after the media learned of it. She was due to be interviewed by investigators looking into President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.
Cohen has admitted to paying Daniels 130-thousand-dollars to keep her quiet about an affair she claims she had with Trump. The President has denied the affair. However, the payment has come under the scrutiny of investigators as they probe Cohen’s business dealings and possible campaign finance violations.
(New York, NY) – Federal investigators are demanding information from the publisher of the National Enquirer as part of their probe into Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
The “Wall Street Journal” reports that authorities issued a subpoena to American Media Inc. asking for details about its payment to a former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Trump.
The Enquirer reportedly paid Karen McDougal 150-thousand-dollars for her story, but never published it. The probe is looking to determine whether there was an effort to suppress negative stories about Trump ahead of the 2016 election.