Category Archives: Michael Cohen

Here’s how deep New York prosecutors went digging into Trump’s hush money payments

From Nicole Hong, Rebecca Ballhaus and Rebecca Davis O’Brien of the Wall Street Journal – Federal investigators, looking into payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, questioned longtime aides of the president and amassed more evidence than previously known It … Continue reading

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Matthew Whitaker’s testimony about Trump trying to influence the Cohen inquiry was cagey. Now we might know why.

By Aaron Blake writing for The Fix in the Washington Post – President Trump has denied a New York Times report that he asked then-Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker to appoint an ally in the Southern District of New York to run the investigation of Michael Cohen, Trump’s … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, New York City, Robert Mueller, Washington Post

Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business

By Ben Protess, William K. Rashbaum and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times After Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws and other crimes, the federal prosecutors in Manhattan shifted their attention to what role, … Continue reading

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There’s a Lot Going On in Michael Cohen’s Sentencing Memo

By Quinta Jurecic, Benjamin Wittes in Lawfare: Hard National Security Choices The sentencing memo of Michael Cohen is a fascinating read on a number of levels: in the quality of its advocacy, in its account of Cohen’s cooperation with authorities, … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Investigation, Michael Cohen, Russia

Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen’s Plea

These developments would, under normal circumstances, end a presidency. By Ken White in The Atlantic Cohen’s plea is only one shoe dropping in a boot warehouse. Who else lied to Congress about the pursuit of a hotel deal in Russia? … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Impeachment, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller