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UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

FBI tracked Michael Cohen’s phones with controversial device

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.


Michael Cohen sought Trump pardon, attorney says

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, “directed his attorney” to explore a potential presidential pardon last year, his current attorney said Thursday, appearing to contradict his client’s testimony …


Cohen returns to Capitol Hill after slamming Trump as liar

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man who lied …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide “exactly who is telling the truth” when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight …


Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because …


Trump says he ‘never directed’ Cohen to break the law in payments to women

President Donald Trump denied Thursday that he had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to break the law during the 2016 campaign by buying the silence of women who …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged …


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

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 …


Lawyers say ex-Trump lawyer Cohen deserves no prison

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they …


Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf …


Cohen’s lawyer walks back claim Trump knew of Russia meeting

Another day, another twist in what Michael Cohen may – or may not – know about Donald Trump, Russian dirt and the 2016 election.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Money and loyalty: A look inside dramatic Trump-Cohen rift

For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

President Donald Trump’s bookkeeper for his personal and business affairs for decades has been granted immunity in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, media outlets reported Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Michael Cohen sets up GoFundMe page for legal costs

Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

Sessions hits Trump back: Won’t be ‘improperly influenced’

President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions “never took control of the Justice …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

New York state subpoenas Cohen in Trump Foundation probe

Investigators in New York state issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their probe into the Trump Foundation, an official with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration confirmed to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up …


Q&A: What Cohen’s plea and Manafort’s verdict mean for Trump

Tuesday was a bad day in court for former associates of President Donald Trump, and it could foreshadow hard days ahead for the president.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Transcripts show Trump was recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

A secretly recorded tape of Donald Trump by his longtime personal lawyer was played Tuesday night on CNN in which the two can be heard talking about a potential payment …


Twelve audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

Giuliani advises Trump not to pardon Cohen, says ‘it would just confuse everything’

Rudolph Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he has counseled the president against granting a pardon to his longtime fixer Michael Cohen, at least for now.


Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject …


Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

President Donald Trump noted in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he “fully reimbursed” personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 …


Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Wednesday that its top lawyer is stepping down over a deal to hire U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

Trump says Cohen represented him in ‘Stormy Daniels deal’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him “with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal,” after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump’s extraordinary …