Trump Lies

Michael Cohen: I Look Forward To Telling The American People My Story And They Can Decide For Themselves

The Washington Examiner reports: Michael Cohen is eagerly awaiting the chance to tell the American people his side of the story before reporting to prison for, among other charges, lying to Congress. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, made the brief comment Tuesday after a marathon, closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee. “At this point in time, I really …

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Sarah Sanders: It’s Pathetic That Congress Is Giving Michael Cohen An Opportunity To “Spread His Lies”

Newsweek reports: “Disgraced felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements,” Sanders said in a statement sent to Newsweek on Tuesday. “Sadly, he will go before Congress this week and we can expect more of the same,” the White House press secretary said. “It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar …

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Appeals Court Upholds Robert Mueller’s Appointment

The Associated Press reports: A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel after his authority had been challenged by a witness who refused to appear before a grand jury related to the Russia investigation. The case was brought by Andrew Miller, an aide to longtime Trump campaign adviser and confidant Roger Stone. Prosecutors wanted him …

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Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Plead For Lenient Sentence

The Hill reports: Defense attorneys for Paul Manafort say President Trump’s former campaign chairman should receive a prison sentence that’s significantly less than the maximum 10 years allowed under the law for the two crimes he pled guilty to in D.C. In a sentencing memo to the federal judge presiding over his criminal case, attorneys say Manafort, 69, has already …

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REPORT: Cohen To Testify On Trump’s Criminal Conduct

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, will for the first time publicly accuse the president of criminal conduct while in office related to a hush-money payment to a porn star, a person familiar with his planned testimony before Congress said. Appearing on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, Mr. Cohen also will make public some …

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Trump: Ivanka Has “Created Millions Of Jobs” [VIDEO]

“In a few moments, our first session on vocational training and workforce development will begin. We want every citizen to gain the cutting-edge skills they need to enjoy a rewarding, lifelong career. Many of the governors here today have identified this as a very top priority. My daughter, Ivanka, who is going to be speaking later, is — she has …

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Junior Rants About Mueller: He’s Not Finding Crimes, He’s Finding “Things People Did In Past Lives” [VIDEO]

“I’ve been hearing this for two years — everyone is going to jail. Meanwhile, they haven’t actually found anything that relates to this. What they did was put incredible pressure on regular guys that couldn’t afford a million dollars in legal fees, and got them to slip up, say something incorrectly. They pretended they were their friends. There are no …

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Ethics Watchdog Group: Trump May Have Committed Eight Criminal Campaign Finance And Related Offenses

Out today from the ethics watchdog group CREW: There is compelling evidence that President Trump may have personally committed up to eight criminal campaign finance and related offenses while running for president and during his first year in office, according to a report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). In a new report, A Campaign …

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New York Prosecutors Get Trump Inauguration Docs

The Wall Street Journal reports: In the weeks before his inauguration, top officials on President Trump’s inaugural committee repeatedly sounded alarms about the budgets submitted by several vendors, according to correspondence, committee records and draft budgets reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Some of the materials, which haven’t previously been reported, have been shared with federal prosecutors in New York. …

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Pompeo Contradicts Trump On North Korean Nukes, Then Lies About What Trump Said About Them [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Sunday that North Korea remains a nuclear threat, straying from past comments President Donald Trump has made, but the secretary of state also maintained that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un continues to show commitment to denuclearizing the area. When pressed about Trump no longer seeing North Korea as a nuclear threat, …

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Adam Schiff Vows To Subpoena DOJ For Mueller Report

ABC News reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said that his committee would subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report and even call him to testify before the committee if the report was not made public, and that he was “absolutely” prepared to sue the Trump administration, if necessary. “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob …

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Omarosa: Trump Will “Truly Become Unhinged” If Cohen Brings Up Ivanka And Junior’s Crimes During Testimony

Mediaite reports: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman said Saturday that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen would cross a “big red line” for the president if he discusses President Trump’s children during congressional testimony next week. Manigault Newman told MSNBC host Alex Witt that she would be interested in “how much [Cohen] shares about the role of Trump’s children …

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Mueller Issues Sentencing Memo For Paul Manafort: He Is A “Hardened, Bold Criminal” And Lied To Everybody

The Washington Post reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort “repeatedly and brazenly violated the law” and shows a “hardened adherence to committing crimes,” prosecutors told a Washington federal judge. They recommended no specific punishment for those crimes, saying that is the practice of the special counsel. Prosecutors noted that federal guidelines call for a sentence of 17 to 22 …

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Michael Cohen Spills New Dirt On Trump Organization

The New York Times reports: Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, offering new information about possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for a decade, spoke …

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Final Mueller Report Will Not Be Coming Next Week

CNBC reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver a report to the attorney general next week, as was previously reported by multiple outlets, a senior Department of Justice official told NBC News on Friday. Attorney General William Barr was preparing to announce the completion of Mueller’s investigation into any links between President Donald Trump and Russia as soon as …

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Kushner Cos. Buys Apartments Group For $1.1 Billion

The Wall Street Journal reports: Kushner Cos., the family real-estate company of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, said it has acquired a portfolio of rental apartments for $1.1 billion in the firm’s largest transaction in more than a decade. The purchase comes less than a year after the company unloaded a Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth …

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NEW YORK: State Prosecutors Ready Criminal Case Against Paul Manafort In Case Trump Issues Pardon

Bloomberg reports: New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential pardon. New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is ready to file an array of tax and other charges against Manafort, according to two people familiar with …

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Manafort’s Sentencing In Virginia Case Set for March 8

CNBC reports: Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, will be sentenced for multiple crimes in Virginia federal court on March 8 — just five days before he is due to be sentenced in a related case in Washington, D.C., a judge ordered Thursday. Manafort, 69, potentially faces decades in prison after he is sentenced in …

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REPORT: Mueller Probe May End As Soon As Next Week

CNN reports: Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans. The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost …

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Fox Legal Analyst: If Trump Did Try To Meddle In Cohen Probe, That Is “Clearly An Attempt To Obstruct Justice”

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano said today if the latest New York Times report on President Donald Trump‘s call with former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is true, it’s evidence of “corrupt intent” and “clearly an attempt to obstruct justice” from the president. To recap: the Times reported that Trump spoke to Whitaker a few months ago about …

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