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Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump’s ex-lawyer

A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year’s FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, …


Cohen lawyer sends letter to Congress clarifying pardon talk

Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen’s lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen’s testimony that …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has turned over documents to the House intelligence committee


Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer and fixer, was in part responsible for the collapse in negotiations with North Korea …


Marc A. Thiessen: Cohen’s ‘bombshell’ testimony didn’t explode

Michael Cohen was supposed to provide “bombshell” testimony against President Trump. Well, the bombshell didn’t explode.


Dana Milbank: Michael Cohen is the monster Trump created

One thing rang true in Michael Cohen’s recent testimony before Congress: “I’m responsible for your silliness because I did the same thing that you are doing now for 10 years: …


Michael Gerson: What happens when you put a narcissist at the center of the universe?

What happens when a narcissist who thinks he is at the center of the universe is actually placed at the center of the universe? The whole apparatus of a political …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Studies show people tend to believe informants like Cohen

We tend to believe informants like Michael Cohen, studies show and psychologists say.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Pizza Intern is all of us, in our overworked, awkward and hungry glory

Up on Capitol Hill, the president’s former fixer testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday. Michael Cohen talked about hush money to cover up a liaison with …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress

Shaking off criticism from House Republicans, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer declared under oath Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time and embraced the news when told that WikiLeaks …


After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6.


Judge to release some info on FBI raid of Trump lawyer Cohen

A judge confirmed in a court filing Thursday that federal prosecutors in New York have an ongoing investigation related to “campaign finance crimes” committed when President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Michael Cohen delays congressional testimony, citing threats from President Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, will not testify before Congress next month, one of his attorneys said Wednesday - quashing at least temporarily the hopes of liberals …


Giuliani: ‘So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is leaving open the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign.


U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Jennifer Rubin: Cohen’s plea should worry Trump

The Washington Post reports on the latest plea deal with President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen: “President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to …


Murray sees ‘cloud of corruption’ around Trump after developments in court cases

Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

After Cohen’s guilty plea, Trump attacks Manafort conviction

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money …


Sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing …


Max Boot: Republicans think if Trump does it, it’s not a crime

It is hard to exaggerate the potential significance of the news, first reported by CNN, that the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, can testify that Donald Trump both knew in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Pressure mounting, former Trump ‘fixer’ turns aggressive

The hiring of a Washington insider to be a public attack dog. Tantalizing leaks to the media. Puzzling allegations of actions that could fell a president. Talk of more to …


Legal implications on Trump or Cohen unclear on secret tape

A secret recording of Donald Trump discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether and how he might have tried to block politically …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model’s story of alleged an affair, according to a secretly …


Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’

President Donald Trump said Saturday that his personal lawyer’s taping of their private phone conversations is “totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.”


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Another warning shot? Trump’s ex-lawyer hires Clinton ally

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen could be sending the White House yet another warning shot by adding a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton …


Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says his family, not the president, claim his first loyalty

President’s Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen signaled in a new interview a willingness to cooperate with federal prosecutors, even if doing so undercuts the interests of the president.


Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, …