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Trump Rages About Release Of First Cohen Tape

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to a newly released audio tape that appears to capture him discussing a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, saying the recording was “cut while I was presumably saying positive things.” In the recording, Trump, then a presidential candidate, appears to be discussing …

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Cohen’s Lawyer: Trump Will Be Done In By The Truth, There Are More Tapes, And We Don’t Want A Pardon

Mediaite reports: Appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, Lanny Davis told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that while there’s nothing criminal revealed on the tape, “it’s about lies and truth.” “The power of the truth is what Michael Cohen now has, no matter what Mayor Giuliani invents for a president who’s been known to lie,” Davis said. “Don’t believe me, listen to …

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CNN Obtains First Secret Trump-Cohen Tape [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording of the conversation aired exclusively on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” Cohen told Trump about his plans to set …

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White House: We’re Not Trolling On Those Clearances

“The president finds it extremely inappropriate for somebody to go on television under the perception of legitimacy, integrity and level false and baseless claims against another person without any evidence whatsoever. He finds that to be somewhat troublesome and concerning and so he has begun the mechanism to remove security clearances from certain individuals. The names were listed yesterday. And …

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First Manafort Trial Pushed Back Until July 31st, Five Witnesses Named, All Work For Financial Institutions

Bloomberg reports: The trial set to begin this week for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was delayed until July 31 by a judge who separately granted immunity to five witnesses who said they would have remained silent without the protection. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on Monday pushed back Manafort’s bank- and tax-fraud trial after defense …

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Court Filing Shows Feds Have 12 Of Cohen’s Tapes

The Guardian reports: At least 12 audio files have been handed to the US government as part of the cache of material seized from Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, according to a new court filing. It emerged last week that Cohen had taped a phone call with Trump in which they discussed a possible payout in connection with a …

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Judge Grants Immunity To Five Manafort Witnesses

Talking Points Memo reports: With the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort just two days away, the judge in the case ordered the testimony of five witnesses granted immunity by special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis at a hearing Monday morning said he would unseal the documents that would reveal the identities of …

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Trump Threatens Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is again taking aim at Amazon for “using” the U.S. Postal Service as its “delivery boy,” raising the possibility of bringing antitrust claims against the company. Trump railed against the e-retailer and the newspaper — both owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos — in a series of tweets Monday morning, claiming the newspaper has “gone crazy” …

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Politico: Trump Just Tweeted More Mueller Probe Lies

Politico reports: President Donald Trump renewed his complaints Monday about the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, writing online that it was triggered by a now-infamous dossier of salacious but unverified information detailing ties between Russia and the president’s campaign. Contrary to Trump’s Monday morning tweet, the newly declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court wiretap application shows that investigators did …

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DOJ Releases Carter Page Surveillance Documents

Politico reports: New documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page – the former Trump campaign adviser at the center of the Russia investigation and bias allegations at the FBI — were released by the Trump administration on Saturday. Page served as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign before he came under scrutiny for a trip to Moscow, …

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Trump Rages About Cohen’s “Perhaps Illegal” Tape

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday broke his silence about the revelation that his former longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen secretly recorded one of their conversations before the 2016 election dealing with a payment over the story of former Playboy model’s alleged affair with Trump. Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed to The Post that the recording existed …

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Michael Avenatti: Michael Cohen Has Multiple Secret Tapes Of Trump And Should Release Them All [VIDEO]

Lordy, there are more tapes, says Avenatti: Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti said Michael Cohen has several audio recordings of President Trump discussing women who have come forward after allegedly having affairs with Trump. Avenatti told MSNBC on Friday that there are more tapes. “I know for a fact that this is not the only tape,” Avenatti said. “I think …

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OOPS: Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Talking About Payoffs To Former Playboy Model Karen McDougal

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording. The F.B.I. seized the recording this year …

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Trump Laughably Claims He Meant To Say He Didn’t Know Why Russia “Wouldn’t” Be Responsible [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn’t see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Back at the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he said he meant he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible. He also said he accepts …

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US Paid £52K For Trump To Stay At His Scotland Resort

The Scotsman reports: Donald Trump personally profited by more than £50,000 from his weekend stay at his loss-making Turnberry resort, with the US government footing the accommodation bill for the president and his entourage, The Scotsman can reveal. US federal government spending records seen by this newspaper show a series of payments worth a total of £52,477 were made by …

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Lawsuit Claims Kushner Co Exposed Kids To Cancer Agents In Campaign To Drive Tenants Out Of Building

The New York Daily News reports: The real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner exposed children to cancer-causing substances as part of a campaign to push rent-stabilized tenants out of their apartments, said a lawsuit filed by a group of renters. Nineteen tenants of 18 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, contend that Kushner Cos. tried to convert the majority …

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Trump Publicly Sides With Putin On Russian Hacking

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to publicly side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies, refusing to condemn the Kremlin for interference in the 2016 election and saying that “I don’t see any reason” to believe that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic computer servers. Trump’s remarkable statement, during a news conference in …

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Russia Agrees With Trump: Mueller Is On A Witch Hunt

The New York Times reports: President Trump will hold one-on-one talks on Monday with Mr. Putin at an exceptionally awkward time, just days after the Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on charges of hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But Mr. Trump blamed the United States for the tensions between the countries, not Russia. …

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Stone Admits Being Unnamed Person In Indictment

Fox News reports: Roger Stone said Friday evening that he is “probably” the unnamed person referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential race. Stone, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, initially told The Hill on Friday that he didn’t think he was the …

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Senate Dems: Cohen Was “Selling Access” To Trump

Roll Call reports: Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, is the target of a new report from Democratic senators who on Friday accused him of “selling access” to the White House through a shell company he formed during the 2016 election campaign. The senators’ report is based on emails they obtained from Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, …

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