NEW YORK — For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty. Those were guiding principles for Cohen when he served as more than just a lawyer for Trump during the developer’s rise from celebrity to president-elect. Cohen brokered deals for the Trump Organization, profited handsomely from a side venture into … Continue reading NEW YORK | Money and loyalty were the glue that bound Trump and Cohen
NEW YORK — Michael Cohen is tweeting thanks to people who’ve sent him birthday wishes and who’ve contributed to his legal defense fund. Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer” tweeted on Sunday: “I want to personally thank all those who #DM me on my birthday expressing #love #Continued Strength #WellWishes and #support” for his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Michael Cohen thanks GoFundMe donors, birthday well-wishers
WASHINGTON — On one of the worst days of his presidency, Donald Trump was chatting aboard Air Force One when the conversation took a detour into gallows humor. Trump was returning from a rally in West Virginia just hours after two former members of his inner circle were found or pleaded guilty, when one passenger … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s bad week: A growing list of allies turn against him
WASHINGTON — Et tu, Michael Cohen? Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump. But he’s learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn’t always last. Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, this week implicated the president in a stunning plea deal. Days later, word surfaced that David Pecker, a longtime … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A president who demands loyalty finds it fleeting in DC
NEW YORK— Mired in financial woes, 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. Through his lawyer, Donald Trump’s former “fixer” says collecting contributions through a GoFundMe page set up after his guilty plea this week … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pawn to pauper: Broke Trump foe Cohen crowdfunds legal bills
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7 a.m. President Donald Trump is suggesting that it should be illegal for people facing prosecution to cooperate with the government in exchange for a reduced sentence. Trump is reacting to the guilty plea entered by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to a range … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump suggests ‘flipping’ should be ‘illegal’
NEW YORK — The guilty plea of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, may not mean it’s “case closed” for federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Those prosecutors scrambled to get a plea deal done to avoid appearances that news of it could influence the midterm elections. And they were mum Wednesday about what might come … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cohen’s plea done, where will federal prosecutors turn next?