Tag: Adultery

‘His Dirty Deeds’

There have been some dark days in America in recent months, days when its astonished citizens have had reason to wonder whether its institutions and even its ideals — the Congress, the electoral process, the notion that honesty matters — had become too brittle to withstand what could seem like relentless assault. Wednesday was not […]

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Prosecutors Announce Deal With Tabloid Company in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry

Federal prosecutors took a major step on Wednesday in their investigation of hush-money payments made to two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump, announcing that The National Enquirer’s parent company was cooperating. The company, American Media Inc., the country’s biggest tabloid publisher, played an important role in a scheme to keep […]

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In the Age of Trump, Can Scandal Still Sink a Politician?

Representatives Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins campaigned this fall while out on bail for felony charges. Representative Greg Gianforte had been convicted of misdemeanor assault. Senator Bob Menendez’s trial on bribery and fraud charges had resulted in a hung jury. How did voters respond? All four were re-elected last month, Mr. Menendez by 10 percentage […]

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Trump and the Hart-less Presidency

DENVER — As we fantasize about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirling in our heads. What has happened to this country? Can he be stopped? When will it end? How the hell did we get here? At sunset in […]

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Stormy Daniels’s Defamation Suit Against Trump Is Dismissed

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford against President Trump, ruling that the president had not defamed her on Twitter last spring and ordering her to pay his legal fees. The tweet in question was posted by the president on April 18, one day after […]

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Wednesday Martin Dares to Call Her New Book ‘Untrue’

As to the “wife bonus,” described by Ms. Martin, a yearly sum bestowed by husbands for domestic services rendered, “it doesn’t exist,” scoffed Lisa Birnbach, an uptown native and the editor of “The Official Preppy Handbook.” Ms. Martin believes she was skewered “not because I missed a fact or two but because I dared to […]

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Michael Cohen Offers to Rip Up Hush-Money Deal With Stormy Daniels

In yet another turn in a legal battle that has plagued President Trump for months, Michael D. Cohen, his longtime fixer, offered late Friday night to tear up a nondisclosure agreement with a pornographic film star who has long claimed she had an affair with Mr. Trump. It remained unclear why Mr. Cohen made the […]

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Trump’s $130,000 in Hush Money to Stormy Daniels: Here’s Everything We Now Know

In the landslide of news last week about guilty pleas, immunity deals and criminal convictions, you no doubt heard something astonishing: President Trump’s ex-lawyer said in open court that Mr. Trump directed him to pay a pornographic film star quite a bit of money not to tell the world that they had sex. Other than […]

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Anatomy of a Crime: Sex, Hush Money and a Trump Fixer’s Guilty Plea

Mr. Cohen initially struggled to come up with the $130,000 payment to Ms. Clifford, which Mr. Trump did not readily provide. Ms. Clifford then considered selling her story elsewhere. Upon learning from Mr. Davidson about Ms. Clifford’s plans, Mr. Howard texted Mr. Cohen, urging that they “coordinate something on the matter,” or “it could look […]

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Cohen Wasn’t Alone: Records Suggest Others in Trump Circle Had Role in Hush Money Arrangements

Michael D. Cohen wasn’t the only one. The court filing in the case of Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s self-described fixer, indicates for the first time that others at Mr. Trump’s company had a role in the financial arrangements used to silence women who claimed that they had affairs with him, after the hush money payments […]

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