Tag Archives: Michael Cohen

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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Court Orders Release Of Cohen’s Search Warrant Info

The Washington Examiner reports: A federal judge has ordered redacted copies of the search warrant materials from the FBI’s raid of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s home and office last spring be made public. The documents will be placed on the docket Tuesday, according to a brief order by U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley III. The materials were obtained …

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Giuliani Colleague: My Email Wasn’t Offering Cohen A Pardon, It Was A Reference To A Garth Brooks Song

Yesterday CNN reported that a lawyer colleague of Rudy Giuliani appeared to dangle a pardon from Trump in an email to Michael Cohen. Today that lawyer, Bob Costello, comes up with a beauty of an excuse. The Daily Beast reports: In an email to The Daily Beast, Costello said that he was not hinting at a Trump pardon when he …

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Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker “Doesn’t Deny” Trump Spoke To Him About Firing Multiple SDNY Attorneys

The Hill reports: The head of the House Judiciary Committee says former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “did not deny” that President Trump had called to talk to him about “personnel decisions” involving a federal investigation into hush money payments made to two women. “Mr. Whitaker did not deny that the president called him to discuss the Michael Cohen case …

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REVEALED: Emails From Giuliani Colleague Told Cohen “Sleep Well Tonight, You Have Friends In High Places”

CNN reports: An attorney who said he was speaking with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani reassured Michael Cohen in an April 2018 email that Cohen could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places,” according to a copy of an email obtained by CNN. Two emails — both dated April 21, 2018, and among documents provided to …

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Trump Claims Cohen “Directly Asked” Him For Pardon

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen last year “directly asked me for a pardon.” Cohen’s legal adviser Lanny Davis had no immediate comment on the president’s allegation. The White House had no immediate comment. Last week, Cohen testified at length under oath before the House Oversight and Government Reform …

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Cohen Sues Trump Org For $1.9 Million In Legal Bills

From a lawsuit just filed by Michael Cohen: “The Trump Organization agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf of the Organization and its principals, directors, and officers. These matters include multiple congressional hearings, Special Counsel Robert Mueller …

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Cohen Lawyer: He Didn’t Lie About Asking For Pardon

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump, directed his attorney last spring to inquire about the possibility of a presidential pardon, weeks after federal agents raided his properties, Mr. Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday, apparently contradicting his testimony before a House committee last week. Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Mr. Cohen, said Wednesday that in …

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Investigators Probe Cohen-Giuliani Contact After Raids

ABC News reports: In the weeks following the federal raids on former Michael Cohen’s law office and residences last April, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and confidant was contacted by two New York attorneys who claimed to be in close contact with Rudy Giuliani, the current personal attorney to Trump, according to sources with direct knowledge of the discussions. The …

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