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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, off to prison, says still 'much to be told'

May 06, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'There still remains much to be told. And I look forward to the day that I can share the truth,' Michael Cohen tells reporters as he leaves his Manhattan residence for the federal prison in Otisville, New York

Michael Cohen, Trump's one-time aide who turned on him, goes to jail

May 06, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The longtime Trump admirer who once said he was ready to 'take a bullet' for Trump is awaited at the federal prison in Otisville, New York

HUSH MONEY. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

The Mueller report is out, but the probes continue

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:15 AM

The final report from the probe makes clear that more than a dozen other cases, most of them secret, remain in the pipeline

RELEASED. An illustration shows printed pages of the Mueller Report at an office on April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach / AFP

Former Trump lawyer back in Congress for third day of testimony

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:28 PM

Unlike the riveting nationally televised public testimony on February 27, Michael Cohen's appearance on February 28 before the House Intelligence Committee is being held behind closed doors

THIRD DAY. In this file photo, Michael Cohen exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

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Feb 28, 2019 - 9:19 PM

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Trump on Cohen's testimony: 'He lied' and 'no collusion'

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:49 PM

President Donald Trump insists that Michael Cohen's testimony has provided no evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia in the 2016 US election

TRUMP VS COHEN. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Main points from Michael Cohen's testimony about Trump

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:46 AM

Here are some highlights from Cohen's opening and closing statements to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019.  Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Trump ex-lawyer has no proof of Russia collusion but 'suspicions'

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Michael Cohen believes Donald Trump had advance knowledge of a June 2016 meeting between campaign members, including his son, and Russians peddling 'dirt' on election rival Hillary Clinton

TESTIMONY. Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump branded a 'conman' as ex-lawyer savages him in U.S. Congress

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) Michael Cohen says Trump directed him in an illegal scheme to pay hush money to a porn star, and knew in advance in 2016 that WikiLeaks would publish dirt on Hillary Clinton

'Chilling' testimony promised from Trump's former lawyer

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer to Donald Trump is set to appear before lawmakers eager to press for dramatic details of his former client's business and personal affairs

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen(C) leaves the US Courthouse in New York on April 26, 2018. US President Donald Trump acknowledged on Thursday that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, represented him in a "deal" involving porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump had previously denied knowledge of a $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels that she claims was to prevent her from talking about their alleged 2006 affair.Trump, in a wide-ranging telephone interview with "Fox and Friends," admitted for the first time that Cohen represented him in a "deal" with Daniels, who has filed a lawsuit seeking to have the "hush agreement" negotiated by Cohen thrown out.  / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:06 PM

"BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.

PUSH BACK. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-Trump lawyer to testify to Congress in February

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:24 AM

'I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired,' Michael Cohen says in a statement

COHEN. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York. File photo by Corey Sipkin/AFP

Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, says ex-lawyer Cohen

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:52 PM

'And here is the truth: People of the United States of America, people of the world, don't believe what he is saying. The man doesn't tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds'

Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:03 PM

(UPDATED) In his first public reaction since the sentencing, Donald Trump says he was the victim of Michael Cohen's malpractice

MICHAEL COHEN. Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

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Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Pleading for leniency in a packed Manhattan courtroom before US District Court Judge William H. Pauley III, Michael Cohen says he has been led astray by misplaced admiration for Donald Trump

3 YEARS. US President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen leaves US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018 after his sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen faces hour of truth

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Judge William Pauley will have to decide if there is room to go easy on Michael Cohen, who has asked for the lightest sentence possible to 'start his life over'

HOUR OF TRUTH. In this file photo, Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Russian offered Trump campaign 'political' cooperation in 2015

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:53 AM

(UPDATED) Based on Michael Cohen's testimony, a Russian allegedly offered 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level' to President Donald Trump's campaign as early as 2015

RUSSIA PROBE. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

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Dec 04, 2018 - 9:29 PM

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Trump calls for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to be jailed

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:26 AM

US President Donald Trump also praises another former advisor, Roger Stone, for refusing to testify against him

COHEN. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Legal problems back home dog Trump at G20 summit

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:54 PM

US President Donald Trump's G20 summit gets off to a rocky start with new allegations of hidden links to Russia overshadowing what he had hoped would be a triumphant burst of trade diplomacy

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen cooperating in Mueller probe

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Michael Cohen 'has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours' with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team

MUELLER PROBE. Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges involving bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. File photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen 'stories' on hush payments

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) While the full implications for the real estate mogul-turned-president remain unclear, Cohen's statements – and the prospect of more revelations to come – puts Trump in legal peril

HUSH MONEY. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Manafort conviction and Cohen plea boost Mueller probe

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Experts say every win counts for Robert Mueller, with a growing record of success making it more likely he will secure cooperation from future witnesses

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Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview

MICHAEL COHEN. His once-deep loyalty to Donald Trump melted away when he stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes. AFP file photos

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty – and implicates president

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Michael Cohen says he paid sums of $130,000 and $150,000 each to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, acting at his boss's request, in a bid to buy their silence 'with the purpose of influencing the election'

ON FRAUD. Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges involving bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians – report

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:35 AM

According to CNN and NBC, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claims he was present when Donald Jr told his father about the Russians' offer to meet, and Trump approved it

COHEN. This file photo taken on December 16, 2016 shows attorney Michael Cohen as he arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with US President Donald Trump in New York. File photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Leaked tape piles pressure on Trump, with ex-lawyer to speak 'truth'

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:39 PM

(UPDATED) The leaking of the tape and reports that there are further recordings has fanned speculation about how much damage Michael Cohen can inflict on the president

HUSH MONEY. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

'Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!' US President Donald Trump tweets

EX-LAWYER. In this file photo, Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump 'on tape' discussing hush money for Playboy model

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani confirms that the tape by ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen about model Karen McDougal existed, but claims the president had done nothing wrong

AFFAIR? President Donald Trump is accused of having a previous affair with former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Photo of Trump by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP, photo of McDougal from Wikimedia Commons

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Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star

May 17, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The disclosure caps a series of contradictory statements from US President Donald Trump and his representatives on the scandal swirling around lawyer Michael Cohen

MICHAEL COHEN. US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen (C) leaves the US Courthouse in New York on April 26, 2018. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Russian oligarch questioned over Trump lawyer payments – report

May 09, 2018 - 8:32 AM

CNN reports that the payments were made after the election but while Michael Cohen was still Donald Trump's personal attorney

MICHAEL COHEN. US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen (C) leaves the US Courthouse in New York on April 26, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Trump admits reimbursing lawyer for porn star payoff

May 04, 2018 - 11:01 AM

But US President Donald Trump slams claims of an affair with Stormy Daniels as 'false and extortionist'

CONTROVERSIAL PAIR. This combination file pictures created on February 14, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandel Ngan and Ethan Miller/AFP

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May 03, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Trump reimbursed lawyer for payment to porn star – Giuliani

May 03, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says the payment did not represent a campaign financing violation because it was 'not campaign money'

CONTROVERSIAL. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Trump admits Cohen represented him in 'crazy Stormy Daniels deal'

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:28 PM

US President Donald Trump says his personal lawyer Michael Cohen represented him on only a 'tiny, tiny little fraction' of his 'overall legal work'

Trump can fire Russia prosecutor Mueller, says White House

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:04 PM

After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone comes as President Donald Trump reacts furiously to an FBI raid of his private lawyer's offices

FIRE MUELLER? The White House says US President Donald Trump has the power to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Apr 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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FBI raids offices of Trump's personal lawyer

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:12 AM

(UPDATED) 'It's a disgraceful situation. It's a total witch-hunt, I have been saying it for a long time,' US President Donald Trump says as he angrily denounces the raid

RAID? In this file photo, Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump breaks silence, claims no knowledge of porn star payment

Apr 06, 2018 - 9:23 AM

After weeks of dodging questions about the alleged tryst, US President Donald Trump offers a flat 'no' when asked if he knew about the payment made in the final weeks of the 2016 election

CONTROVERSIAL PAIR. This combination file pictures created on February 14, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandel Ngan and Ethan Miller/AFP

Trump lawyer claims porn star liable for $20M

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:17 PM

A lawyer for Michael Cohen's Essential Consultants limited liability company – which paid Daniels $130,000 under the agreement – made the filing, which said that Daniels violated the deal 'at least' 20 times.

CONTROVERSIAL. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

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Trump lawyer says he paid $130,000 to porn star linked to president

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:13 PM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Michael Cohen insists the payment is legal, and declines to give details such as why he made the payment, the New York Times reports

CONTROVERSIAL. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Trump lawyer denies any ties to Russian election meddling

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:34 PM

'I have never engaged with, been paid by, paid for, or conversed with any member of the Russian Federation or anyone else to hack or interfere with the election,' Cohen says

MICHAEL COHEN. Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump's personal lawyer subpoenaed in Russia probe

Jun 01, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The House Intelligence committee said it had approved subpoenas for Michael Cohen and for Trump s former national security advisor Michael Flynn to appear before them and supply document

SUBPOENAED. In this file photo, attorney Michael Cohen arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 16, 2016 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan – NYT

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:13 PM

The report underscores allegations of improper Russian influence on the Trump administration with US intelligence agencies saying Moscow meddled in the American election in November to tip the outcome in the Republican s favor

COHEN. This file photo taken on December 16, 2016 shows attorney Michael Cohen as he arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with US President Donald Trump in New York. File photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP