Aug 25 2018
It's a desperate defense that makes no sense, one that forces its adherents to believe that USA law is wrong and Trump is right about what constitutes a campaign finance violation.
Violations of campaign finance laws can be handled as a civil matter with the Federal Election Commission or as a criminal matter by the Justice Department. "I could not independently confirm the information in the CNN story", he said". I know all about flipping.
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers under oath previous year that he did not know whether the then-candidate was aware of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians before it happened, Axios reported on Thursday.
Among the transactions the lawsuit called illegal was a $10,000 payment to the Unicorn Children's Foundation for a portrait of Trump purchased at a fundraising auction in 2014.
"It's an incorrect understanding of the law", Davis said. His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. "The campaign limitations under the law apply the same".
Cohen had fronted the cash, $130,000, to pay porn star Stormy Daniels for keeping quiet about a decade-old tryst with Trump.
The person told The Associated Press Thursday that Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently requested a criminal referral from the state tax department to investigate and potentially file charges against Cohen, the former personal attorney for Donald Trump.
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said this week that Cohen told the panel he was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting before reading news reports about it.
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.
Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos
Papadopoulos' attorneys, Thomas Breen and Robert Stanley, have until August 31 to file a sentencing recommendation of their own. Papadopoulos never signed a formal cooperation agreement, and no promise was made to recommend a break on a sentencing.
Why England's sorry Sunday at Trent Bridge is actually worth celebrating
His next three wickets came in the space of three balls across the 31st and 33rd over, during which he was on a hattrick as well. However, Virat Kohli on Saturday missed out on a well-deserved Test century by a whisker as his 97 came off 152 balls.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp gives update on K-2 overdose outbreak
Authorities said most of the New Haven patients responded to high doses of Narcan given at the hospital and they were released. Police say there haven't been any deaths linked to the overdoses, although two people were hospitalized in critical condition.
Now the state tax department is looking into any potential criminality as it pertains to NY tax laws because the foundation is based in the state.
In this August 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to US President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in NY.
In the Fox interview, an at times rambling Trump stewed over the question of his removal from office: "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job". Davis told Bloomberg that in this dubious dossier, at least 13 allegations against Cohen alone were false, including one claim that Cohen traveled to Prague in 2016 to meet with Russians and facilitate a "clandestine" conspiracy between Trump and Russia.
"And the investigations related to Trump, you know, handled with, let's say all-out prosecutorial force of government and deep state might". Trump argued the move could have dire economic consequences.
Because the hush payments were meant to influence the outcome of the elections, they violated USA laws governing campaign contributions, making Trump an - as yet - unindicted co-conspirator.
When then-FBI Director James Comey met with Trump early in the administration, he said the president asked him if he wanted to stay in his role and declared: "I need loyalty".
A Time magazine cover, part of a series showing Trump behind the Resolute Desk in the White House, illustrated him gasping for breath in an Oval Office that was flooding with the caption reading: In Deep. "He makes a better deal when he uses me". It's not about credibility.
Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in the form of hush payments during the 2016 campaign to two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump, which he said he committed at the behest of the then-candidate. Whatever you think about the media's role in 2016, Conway's attempt to equivocate between CNN and the president and his campaign is completely disingenuous. The probe includes the hacking of Democrats' emails, whether the Trump campaign may have cooperated with Russian Federation and if the president obstructed justice.
Aug 25 2018
Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane
Conditions will begin to improve overnight from north to south as the smoke plume begins to leave the region, the MPCA said. Public health experts treat wildfire smoke as a pollutant, similar in many ways to ozone or automobile emissions.
Aug 25 2018
Chelsea boss Sarri confident of Hazard commitment, but Loftus-Cheek...?
It's not so easy in this period because we play only once a week. It's up to him [whether or not he is happy to stay], I think. We can speak again with his situation but only in December'.
Aug 23 2018
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme
Meanwhile, in Virginia , Trump's former campaign manager was convicted of financial crimes and faces up to 240 years in jail. The judge in the case declared a mistrial for ten other financial charges after the jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
Aug 21 2018
Ronaldo, Salah, Modric up for UEFA Player of the Year Award
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in being nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award for 2017-18.
Aug 20 2018
Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' that offered Omarosa 'hush money'?
Trump admitted he wasn't the one who came up with the concept, but did say it would be "the highest rated show on television". That's according to a person with direct knowledge of what Manigault Newman has described as a multimedia "treasure trove".
Aug 19 2018
The New Yorker pays tribute to Aretha Franklin
The image is from a 2014 performance at the White House, where she sang for former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama . Ariana told her to text an MP3, but Franklin ended up mailing her a package, which arrived months later.
Aug 18 2018
White House says Turkish sanctions 'regrettable'
US equities rose on hopes that Beijing and Washington may resolve a conflict that has roiled financial markets since early March. In response, Erdogan launched a boycott of U.S. electrical products and sharply raised tariffs on other USA imports.
Aug 14 2018
Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary
A defined security area will be established around downtown that will include security checkpoints limiting access to pedestrians. Later, a woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured.
Aug 13 2018
Pentagon Space Force plan at a glance
That said, Congress doesn't appear to share Trump's and Pence's enthusiasm for a Space Force. A full-fledged space force would cost significantly more , but no one knows how much yet.
Aug 12 2018
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and its first smart speaker
There's a special offer available for consumers in the US who pre-order Galaxy Note9 between August 10 and August 23, 2018. Samsung's new smart speaker will compete with Amazon's strong lineup of Echo speakers and Apple's HomePods.
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