• Everything Michael Cohen told Mueller about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, according to the memo that could land Cohen a 'substantial' prison sentence

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The special counsel Robert Mueller released a memorandum on Friday detailing the cooperating and witness testimony provided by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.
    The memo says Cohen testified with respect to four crucial areas of Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.
    Cohen told Mueller about the talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow; other contacts with Russia; his communications with the White House after Trump took office; and how and why he lied to Congress about the...
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  • Federal prosecutors say Cohen committed crimes 'in coordination with and at the direction of' Trump

    Federal prosecutors say Cohen committed crimes 'in coordination with and at the direction of' Trump

    4 days ago - By Chron

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    In a sentencing memo released on Friday, federal prosecutors said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, "acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1" - Donald Trump.
    The Southern District of New York recommended Cohen face 3 1/2 years of prison time and a $100,000 fine.
    On the same day, the special counsel Robert Mueller's office released its sentencing memo, which recommended prison time concurrent with that recommended by federal prosecutors.
    Mueller's sentencing memo also detailed contact with a Russian national who...
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  • Cohen's sentencing memo brings the spotlight back to Ivanka Trump's contacts with a Russian athlete who pitched a Trump-Putin meeting during the election

    4 days ago - By Chron

    Michael Cohen's sentencing memo from the special counsel's office on Friday brings the spotlight back to Ivanka Trump's contacts with a Russian athlete who pitched a Trump-Putin meeting during the election
    Ivanka Trump pushed Michael Cohen to work with a Russian athlete to secure a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow, BuzzFeed reported. This was in 2015, during the height of her father's US presidential campaign.
    The former Olympic weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov, is said to have told Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Donald Trump, that he could set up a meeting between Trump and Russian...
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  • Michael Avenatti takes a victory lap after prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison time for Michael Cohen

    Michael Avenatti takes a victory lap after prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison time for Michael Cohen

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Attorney Michael Avenatti took a victory lap following the release of sentencing recommendations for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney.
    "We are happy to see Michael Cohen is in a lot of trouble sentencing," Avenatti said on Twitter on Friday.
    Avenatti represents adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump and was paid $130,000 by Cohen to keep silent about it ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
    Cohen admitted to making the payment "in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump, making his testimony a corroboration of...
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  • Michael Cohen's lawyers compare him to rapper DMX, prosecutors call it 'meritless'

    Michael Cohen's lawyers compare him to rapper DMX, prosecutors call it 'meritless'

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, likened the extent of his financial crimes to that of rapper Earl Simmons, otherwise known as DMX.
    Cohen's attorneys argued that their client's sentencing should be similar to that of notable celebrities charged with tax evasion, including actors John Travolta and Chris Tucker, musician Willie Nelson, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Attorneys for Cohen pushed for a sentencing of time served, which would drastically reduce his sentence to "a matter of hours," prosecutors said.
    If Cohen's attorneys are successful and manage to obtain a...
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  • Federal prosecutors say Cohen committed crimes 'in coordination with and at the direction of' Trump

    Federal prosecutors say Cohen committed crimes 'in coordination with and at the direction of' Trump

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    In a sentencing memo released on Friday, federal prosecutors said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, "acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1" - Donald Trump.
    The Southern District of New York recommends Cohen face 3.5 years of prison time and a $100,000 fine.
    On the same day, special counsel Robert Mueller's office released its sentencing memo, which recommended prison time concurrent with that recommended by federal prosecutors.
    Mueller's sentencing memo also details contact with a Russian national who wanted to arrange a meeting...
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