• Trump claims he's 'totally' cleared after bombshell court filings related to Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    9 days ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump appeared optimistic after the release of several highly anticipated documents from the special counsel Robert Mueller's office and federal prosecutors on Friday.
    "Totally clears the President," Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. "Thank you!"
    Trump's praise comes amid the federal prosecutors' sentencing recommendation for the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and another filing detailing how his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, breached his plea agreement with Mueller and the FBI.
    Cohen said he was directed by "Individual-1...
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  • Mueller says Cohen should receive a sentence that shows lying to the feds has 'real consequences' but also said he went to 'significant lengths' to aid Russia probe

    9 days ago - By Chron

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday released a sentencing memo on Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump.
    Mueller recommended Cohen receive a sentence that reflects lying to federal investigators has "real consequences."
    But the memo also emphasized Cohen's efforts to cooperate in the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion
    Mueller said his office would not "take a position with respect to a particular sentence," stating Cohen had gone to "significant...
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  • Trump claims he's 'totally' cleared after bombshell court filings related to Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    Trump claims he's 'totally' cleared after bombshell court filings related to Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump's appeared optimistic after the release of several highly anticipated documents from the special counsel Robert Mueller's office and federal prosecutors on Friday.
    "Totally clears the President," Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. "Thank you!"
    Trump's praise comes amid the federal prosecutor's sentencing recommendation for the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and another filing detailing how his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, breached his plea agreement with Mueller and the FBI.
    Cohen admitted he was directed by "Individual-1," who is believed to be...
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  • Feds Accuse Individual-1-Also Known as Trump-of a Crime in Michael Cohen's Sentencing Memo

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Donald Trump coordinated with Michael Cohen to commit federal campaign fraud, prosecutors state in a sentencing memo filed Dec. 7 advising a substantial prison term for crimes to which Cohen has pleaded guilty.
    Attorneys from the Southern District of New York state explicitly in the court filing that Cohen “acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1” in handling payments to two women who claimed to have an affair with Trump long before the election. Trump is identified in this and other filings by U.S. attorneys as “Individual-1,” who “was elected President.” (The...
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  • Michael Cohen, Trump's ‘Fixer,' Deserves Substantial Prison Time, Feds Say in Sentencing Memo

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Michael Cohen should receive a substantial prison term, federal prosecutors argued in an expected sentencing memo filed Dec. 7 just before 5 p.m. “he nature and seriousness of the offenses and the need to promote respect for the law and afford adequate deterrence are especially weighty considerations,” the memo stated.
    Cohen has pleaded guilty to several counts of lying to Congress, financial fraud, tax evasion, and campaign-finance fraud. Prosecutors suggested Cohen should receive “a modest variance” from sentencing guidelines, forfeit $500,000, and pay a fine of an undisclosed...
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  • Federal prosecutors recommend a 3.5 year sentence for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

    Federal prosecutors recommend a 3.5 year sentence for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan released a memo on Friday detailing the extent of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's crimes and recommended a 3.5 year sentence.
    Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty on one count of lying to Congress, a crime that usually merits a sentence of around six months in jail, as part of a plea deal to cooperate with Mueller's investigation.
    Prosecutors say Cohen has given 70 hours of testimony to the special counsel's office alone and cooperated in other investigations.
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan released a memo on Friday detailing the extent of former Trump...
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