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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, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer’s business dealings.


Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according to a person familiar with …


Lawyer says he gave Trump team dirt on N.Y. AG Schneiderman

A New York lawyer said he told President Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, years ago that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was abusing women.


Porn star lawyer suggests Russian paid Trump attorney Cohen

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer said Tuesday he has information showing that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, received $500,000 from a company associated with a Russian billionaire within months …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Trump says Giuliani needs to ‘get facts straight’ on Stormy

President Donald Trump insisted Friday that “we’re not changing any stories” about the 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels, even as he further muddied the explanations by suggesting …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to porn star

President Donald Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, directly contradicting the president’s …


Judge agrees to delay Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump

A judge on Friday delayed a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal attorney.


Trump lawyer says he’ll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Trump: All lawyers ‘deflated’ by FBI raid on Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump said Sunday that all lawyers are now “deflated and concerned” by the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen, who is under criminal investigation for personal …


Trump fundraiser resigns from RNC over $1.6M Playmate payout

A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

FBI probing Cohen’s ‘personal business dealings’

Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that their probe of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, involved suspected fraud and the attorney’s personal business dealings, and was going on long enough …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 10 p.m.

Sources: Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who …


Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Miffed Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer

A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Russia confirms Trump’s lawyer reached out about deal

The Kremlin has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer reached out to them during the 2016 presidential campaign, seeking help for a business project in Russia.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several …


Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, hires his own lawyer in Russia probe

Michael Cohen, who for years has served as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has hired a lawyer of his own to help him navigate the expanding Russia investigation.