Michael Cohen

NEW YORK | Ex-judge: Michael Cohen raid items privilege review is over

NEW YORK — An ex-judge reviewing over 4 million items seized from President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer for attorney-client privilege says her work is finished. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court that she has completed her review of designations by lawyers for attorney Michael Cohen, Trump and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-judge: Michael Cohen raid items privilege review is over

WASHINGTON | Pressure mounting, former Trump ‘fixer’ turns aggressive

WASHINGTON — 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 come. What is Michael Cohen up to? President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer has largely stayed out of the spotlight in the months since federal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pressure mounting, former Trump ‘fixer’ turns aggressive

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on President Donald Trump and payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A federal judge says he’s unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with reporters and the public. U.S. District … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

WASHINGTON  | White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter from event

WASHINGTON  — The White House on Thursday defended its decision to bar a CNN correspondent from attending an open press event but contended it had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Trump’s Rose Garden event with the European Commission president on … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter from event

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid “hush money” before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti disclosed the information at a community forum in West Hollywood, California, but he … Continue reading WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

WASHINGTON  | Legal implications of secret tape on Trump or Cohen unclear

WASHINGTON —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 damaging stories ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But it’s not clear that the tape, on its own, creates additional legal problems … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Legal implications of secret tape on Trump or Cohen unclear

WASHINGTON  | Audio recording steps up feud between Trump, former ‘fixer’

WASHINGTON  — The sudden public airing of Donald Trump talking about paying for a Playboy model’s silence marks a turning point in the legal game of cat-and-mouse between the president and the lawyer who once promised to take a bullet for Trump but now seems out to save himself. The feud between Trump and his … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Audio recording steps up feud between Trump, former ‘fixer’

NEW YORK | The Latest: Trump says it’s ‘sad’ Cohen recorded him

NEW YORK — The Latest on recordings of President Donald Trump and his onetime personal attorney, Michael Cohen (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is firing back at his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen after the release of a recording Cohen secretly made of a conversation between the two men. “What kind of … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Trump says it’s ‘sad’ Cohen recorded him