Tag Archives: Michael Cohen

Tom Arnold: I’m Teaming Up With Michael Cohen To Take Down Trump, I Hope This Pic Haunts His Dreams

The Hill reports: Comedian Tom Arnold said Friday that he and President Trump’s former, longtime personal lawyer are teaming up to “take down” the president. Arnold tweeted a photo with Michael Cohen on Thursday with the caption, “I Love New York,” which Cohen retweeted without comment. Arnold then told NBC News that he met with Cohen as part of a ...

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National Enquirer Execs Sent Trump Stories To Michael Cohen In Advance Of Publication For His Approval

The Washington Post reports: During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid’s articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication, according to three people with knowledge of the matter — an unusual practice that speaks to the close relationship between Trump and ...

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Feds Subpoena National Enquirer Publisher For Records Related To His $150K Payoff Of Trump’s Playboy Model

The Wall Street Journal reports: Federal authorities have subpoenaed the publisher of the National Enquirer for records related to its $150,000 payment to a former Playboy model for the rights to her story alleging an affair with Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The subpoena from Manhattan federal prosecutors requesting information from the publisher, American Media Inc., ...

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Cohen Resigns From RNC Finance Committee, Slams Trump’s “Heart-Wrenching” Migrant Children Policy

ABC News reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, has resigned from his post as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee, sources close to the RNC told ABC News. In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, Cohen cited the ongoing special counsel investigation as one reason for his departure. ...

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Cohen Hires High-Profile Criminal Defense Attorney

Vanity Fair reports: Michael Cohen, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, has now hired Guy Petrillo to represent him in the ongoing criminal investigation of his business dealings in the Southern District of New York. Petrillo, a New York attorney who works with clients in criminal and civil matters prosecuted by the government, served as the chief ...

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Rudy Giuliani Reveals Being Interviewed By FBI

The Huffington Post reports: Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier this year regarding his 2016 remarks predicting a “surprise” in the closing days of the presidential race that would benefit then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. “That’s all they asked about. What was I talking about in terms of ‘surprise’?” Giuliani told ...

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Cohen Gets Heckled: That Guy’s Going To Jail! [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was recognized on a New York street Friday by multiple passers-by, including one who labeled him as “that guy that’s going to jail.” CNN footage shows Cohen, accompanied by security, surrounded by reporters who asked if he planned to cooperate with federal prosecutors. He did not respond to the media questions ...

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Cohen Files For Gag Order Against Michael Avenatti

Politico reports: Attorney Michael Avenatti’s months-long publicity tour attacking President Donald Trump and Trump attorney Michael Cohen could be brought to an abrupt end soon if a federal judge agrees to a new request for a gag order against the ubiquitous Avenatti. A lawyer for Cohen, Brent Blakely, asked a judge in Los Angeles Thursday to issue an order barring ...

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Prosecutors Zero In On Cohen For Illegal Lobbying

The Hill reports: Federal prosecutors are probing whether President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, acted as a secret lobbyist during previous business deals, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. People familiar with the investigation told the outlet that prosecutors are reaching out to companies that Cohen worked for as a consultant after the 2016 election. Some of these high profile ...

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Giuliani: Michael Cohen Isn’t Cooperating And Won’t Flip

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani insisted Wednesday evening that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, would not flip on his ex-boss by cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “I checked into this last night. It’s not so,” Giuliani told Laura Ingraham of Fox News. The former New York mayor is one of the president’s chief attorneys fending off ...

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MSNBC: Michael Cohen’s Arrest Is Imminent [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Longtime Donald Trump confidante Michael Cohen has received word from federal prosecutors that they are preparing to arrest the New York City lawyer, MSNBC’s Katy Tur reported Wednesday. Tur joined guest anchor Kristen Welker, “minutes” after speaking to a source close to Cohen. Lawyers at the Southern District of New York reportedly called Cohen’s attorneys, saying they ...

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BREAKING: Cohen To Cooperate As His Lawyers Flee

ABC News reports: As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is ...

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Michael Cohen Denies Report That He Fears Arrest

Vanity Fair reports: Within the next month, Mueller is reportedly planning to deliver his findings in the obstruction of justice investigation to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Donald is very worried,” said a Republican close to Trump. The difference is that Trump is now more unshackled than at any point in his presidency, meaning that firing Mueller or Rosenstein remains ...

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REPORT: Immigration Firm To Make Tens Of Millions After Referral From Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Yet another tentacle in the Trump corruption syndicate: AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted. When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up with Cohen last year, his business was ...

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Judge Denies Trump’s Secrecy Bid In Cohen Case

The New York Times reports: Striking a note for transparency, a federal judge ruled on Friday that President Trump and his longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, cannot proceed in total secrecy as they weigh in on the final stages of a laborious review of a huge trove of materials seized from Mr. Cohen during a series of raids by ...

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Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Alleges Her Former Attorney Colluded With Michael Cohen With Trump’s Knowledge

NBC News reports: Stormy Daniels says in a new lawsuit that her former attorney betrayed her and became a “puppet” for President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer while still representing her. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday alleges that Beverly Hills lawyer Keith Davidson “hatched a plan” and “colluded” with Trump attorney Michael Cohen to get ...

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MANHATTAN: Judge Rules That Only 14 Out Of 639 Items Seized In Raid On Cohen’s Office Are Privileged

The New York Daily News reports: Michael Cohen’s privileges are limited. The retired judge reviewing the trove of materials seized by the FBI from the law office and residences of President Trump’s personal attorney found less than 1% of the hundreds of thousands of items she’s reviewed so far are protected by attorney-client privilege. The judge, Barbara Jones, is acting ...

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Roger Stone: Trump’s Pardon Of Dinesh D’Souza Is A Message To His Allies That He Can Pardon Them Too

The Washington Post reports: President Trump granted a full pardon Thursday to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza and said he was strongly considering clemency for other celebrity felons, signaling his willingness to exercise his unilateral power to reward friends and allies while undercutting the work of his nemeses in law enforcement. With Thursday’s announcements, Trump also delivered an indirect but unmistakable ...

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AUDIO: Michael Cohen Threatens Daily Beast Reporter

Tim Mak reports at NPR: Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is facing legal peril, including an FBI raid of his home and office — and involvement in a civil lawsuit with porn star Stormy Daniels. But in the past, it was Cohen who has sought to put legal pressure on others to solve problems for his boss. For the first ...

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MANHATTAN: Avenatti Withdraws Motion To Appear In Cohen Case, Demands Release Of “Trump Tapes”

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge warned the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels on Wednesday that his attacks against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, could interfere in Cohen’s rights to a fair trial. Wrapping up a heated one-hour hearing this morning, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood emphasized that the proceedings here are “a potential precursor to a criminal ...

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