Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Great day’ for US after report disputed

WASHINGTON —January 18, 2019—  The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 10:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says it’s “a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” after the special counsel’s office disputed the accuracy of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Great day’ for US after report disputed

WASHINGTON | Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview

WASHINGTON— Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department is “shameful.” Comey said Republicans “have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign were “private transactions” and that any … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” that an interview would happen “over my dead body.” The special counsel, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has continued to ask for an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer says Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” He says Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong

WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON  — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Both Cohen and American Media Inc., the company that owns the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

NEW YORK | Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows

NEW YORK — The sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, brought a perilous investigation into the president’s campaign one step closer to the Oval Office. Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘People would revolt’ if I were impeached

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a new interview that he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats, saying, “I think that the people would revolt if that happened.” In a Reuters interview Tuesday, Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘People would revolt’ if I were impeached