Tag Archives: Michael Cohen

National Enquirer Head In Talks With NY Prosecutors

CNN reports: David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, has spoken with prosecutors with the New York district attorney’s office as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization’s handling of hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, sources with knowledge of the meeting tell CNN. The America Media Inc. …

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The Mooch Visits Michael Cohen In Federal Prison

Fox Business reports: For years, they both stridently defended Donald Trump before recently turning against him. Through it all they’ve remained friends and now possible allies in an attempt to unseat their old boss in the 2020 election. We’re talking about Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Cohen, who form one of the political world’s more enduring and entertaining relationships. And it …

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Michael Cohen Offers Dirt On Giuliani’s Henchman

Vanity Fair reports: Michael Cohen, according to people familiar with the situation, has information that could be pertinent to the SDNY’s investigation into Lev Parnas, one of the men who worked with Giuliani to dig up dirt on Trump’s political opponents. Parnas, according to these sources, contacted Cohen in the first few weeks after Trump took office. He introduced himself …

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REPORT: Cohen To Dish Trump Org To NY Prosecutors

CNN reports: Michael Cohen, the former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is expected to be brought back to New York for a meeting with state prosecutors where he’s expected to tell them everything he knows, a law enforcement official tells CNN. The information, if deemed credible, could result in Cohen testifying before a grand jury, the official said. …

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LAWYER: Michael Cohen Wants To Spill Ukraine Dirt

Raw Story reports: In a radio interview with Rick Ungar, Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis indicated the former “fixer” to President Donald Trump has information on Ukraine and he’s ready to talk. “[Cohen] should be a key witness the way John Dean was to translate this criminal behavior,” Davis told Ungar on his Thursday show. The reference was to the …

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Cohen Signs Deal To Narc On Trump Organization

NBC News reports: The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president’s business operation, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News Wednesday. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating the possibility that the Trump Organization falsified business records, the source said. Representatives from …

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Unsealed Cohen Docs Show Flurry Of Calls Between Trump And Others On Hush Money Payoff To Stormy

CNBC reports: Court documents related to hush money payments arranged by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen were filed unsealed Thursday. The documents include a description of an Oct. 8, 2016, phone call Cohen received from Trump’s campaign communications chief Hope Hicks, during which “Trump joined the call,” which federal investigators believed was related to an effort …

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Court Unseals Docs In Trump’s Hush Money Payoffs

NBC News reports: A federal judge on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to release the unredacted search warrants and other documents related to Michael Cohen’s campaign finance case now that the investigation has concluded. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, is serving a three-year prison sentence for a slew of crimes, including breaking campaign finance laws by hiding payments to …

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Transcripts: Michael Cohen Told Congress Trump Lawyer Shaped His False Testimony On Trump Tower Moscow

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016, even though they continued for months after that. The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released two transcripts of closed-door interviews with Cohen from earlier this …

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Florida Bar Advances Witness Intimidation Probe Into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Over Menacing Tweet To Cohen

The Tampa Bay Times reports: An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Panhandle Republican could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. A grand jury-like panel called the Grievance Committee will next decide whether there is probable cause that Gaetz’s tweet violated Florida rules for lawyers. …

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Falwell: There Are No Compromising Photos Of Me

Yesterday Reuters reported that Michael Cohen recorded a phone call with Jerry Falwell Jr. in which the evangelical leader pleaded for help in destroying “racy” personal photos that should be “kept between a husband and wife.” Falwell has run to Todd Starnes to deny the story: “This report is not accurate,” Falwell said. “There are no compromising or embarrassing photos …

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REUTERS: On Tape, Michael Cohen Recounts When Jerry Falwell Jr. Had Him Get “Racy Pics” Destroyed

Reuters reports: Months before evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.’s game-changing presidential endorsement of Donald Trump in 2016, Falwell asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor, Cohen said in a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters. Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, said someone had come into possession of what Cohen described as racy …

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Media Awaits Michael Cohen’s Arrival At “Cushy” Prison

The New York Times reports: He spoke eight times with Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators, appeared before three congressional committees and helped federal prosecutors with at least two criminal inquiries into President Trump’s inner circle. But on Monday, perhaps the most important number in Michael D. Cohen’s life will be 1,095: the number of days in a three-year prison term. …

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Cohen Due To Report To “Cushy” Prison On Monday

The Associated Press reports: “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It’s not reality TV. It’s a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do time while playing bocce ball and noshing on rugelach. Otisville is …

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Michael Cohen: How Come I’m The One That’s Going To Prison, I’m Not The One That Slept With The Porn Star

“You are going to find me guilty of campaign finance, with McDougal or Stormy, and give me three years — really? And how come I’m the only one? I didn’t work for the campaign. I worked for him. And how come I’m the one that’s going to prison? I’m not the one that slept with the porn star. He was …

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Cohen Disavows Some Charges He Pleaded Guilty To In Call Secretly Recorded By Actor Tom Arnold [AUDIO]

Mediaite reports: The Wall Street Journal has a stunning new report out today on Michael Cohen apparently saying he wasn’t responsible for some of the things he pleaded guilty to. But what makes this stunning revelation a little strange is that Cohen apparently said this in a phone call with Tom Arnold. Yes, the Tom Arnold you’re thinking of. Back …

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Cohen Vows To Fill In Redactions In Mueller Report

The Hill reports: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Trump, said Thursday that he soon would be prepared to speak about possible redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Cohen’s tweet links to one from Lanny Davis, Cohen’s attorney, that said Cohen could “fill in the bulk of the redactions” that are included in Mueller’s report on his …

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Cohen Memo Alleges Proof Of Collusion With Russia

Axios reports: Michael Cohen’s legal team has released a 12-page memo they provided Thursday to House Democrats, outlining evidence of what they describe as “Trump’s involvement in a conspiracy to collude with Russian government intervention in his favor during the 2016 presidential campaign” and “other felony crimes committed by Trump before and after he became president.” This release comes two …

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Michael Cohen Offers New Dirt In Bid To Delay Prison

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is offering House Democrats new information in a bid to stay out of jail while he cooperates with Congress. Cohen’s attorneys Lanny Davis and Michael Monico told lawmakers in a letter Thursday that Cohen has discovered substantial files on a hard drive that might be helpful to investigators. Cohen …

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Released Docs Show Mueller Targeted Cohen In 2017

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities began investigating the email accounts of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, as early as July 2017, only months after Mr. Trump took office, according to documents unsealed on Tuesday. The emails, dating back to January 2016, were sought by the office of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel conducting the …

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