Tag: Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

Trump and Cohen Received Gun Licenses in Exchange for Favors, Former Police Official Alleges

President Trump, his eldest son, and his former lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, were among a roster of rich and powerful people who received gun licenses from the New York Police Department in return for special favors, a former lieutenant has claimed in court papers. The former lieutenant, Paul Dean, said the men received permits to […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to compel Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, to appear before the panel next month to formally correct false testimony that he delivered last year about a proposed Trump Organization project in Moscow, one of his lawyers confirmed on Thursday. The subpoena was disclosed […]

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Michael Cohen Indefinitely Postpones Testimony to Congress, Citing Fears of Family’s Safety

WASHINGTON — Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, has indefinitely postponed his congressional testimony, his lawyer said in a statement on Wednesday, citing Mr. Trump’s verbal attacks on Mr. Cohen’s family in the days since he scheduled his appearance on Capitol Hill. Mr. Cohen was to appear before the […]

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Michael Cohen’s Prison of Choice: Well-Known to Jewish Offenders

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, was sentenced last month to three years in federal prison on fraud charges, he had the right to request any number of prison camps favored by white-collar offenders for their relatively resort-like […]

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Giuliani Clarifies Comments About Timing of Trump Tower Negotiations in Russia

President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday walked back the timeline he had offered a day earlier on when negotiations ended with Russian officials about a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, calling his comments “hypothetical” and not intended to convey facts. The latest statement from the lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, was described as a clarification […]

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Giuliani Says Talks for Trump Tower in Moscow Lasted Through 2016 Election

Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said on Sunday that discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow lasted through the November 2016 election, months longer than previously confirmed. Mr. Giuliani said in an interview with The New York Times that Mr. Trump “recalls a series of conversations” with his former lawyer and fixer, […]

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BuzzFeed’s Cohen Story Suggests Trump Never Wanted to Be President

Donald Trump hungered for applause — the more frequent and louder, the better. He found that campaign rallies were a source of it like none that he had ever savored. He thrilled to the appearance of his name not just in gold letters on tall buildings but also in newspaper headlines and on television screens. […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Wonders if Cardi B Could End the Government Shutdown

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Day 27 Even amid […]

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Michael Cohen Acknowledges Payments to Boost Trump in Online Polls

Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, acknowledged on Thursday that he had paid the owner of a technology services company to help doctor results of an online poll to help Mr. Trump as he considered a run for president. In a post on Twitter about his actions, first reported […]

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Michael Cohen Acknowledges Payments to Doctor Online Polls for Trump

Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, acknowledged on Thursday that he had paid the owner of a technology services company to help doctor results of an online poll to help Mr. Trump as he considered a run for president. In a post on Twitter about his actions, first reported […]

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Top Democrats Warn Trump Over Comments on Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON — Three newly empowered Democratic House committee chairmen, alarmed by statements over the weekend by President Trump about his former lawyer’s planned testimony before Congress, cautioned on Sunday that any effort to discourage or influence a witness’s testimony could be construed as a crime. The warning, a stark and unusual message from some of […]

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Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural

WASHINGTON — Hours after he was sworn in as America’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump and his wife, Melania, swayed together to a rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic “My Way,” as hundreds of their wealthiest and most influential supporters held aloft smartphones to capture the Trumps’ first dance following the inauguration. Serhiy Kivalov, a […]

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Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress

WASHINGTON — Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer who implicated him in a scheme to pay hush money to two women claiming to have had affairs with him, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month and give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump. Mr. […]

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Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress About Work for Trump

WASHINGTON — Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer who implicated him in a scheme to pay hush money to two women claiming to have had affairs with him, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month and give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump. Mr. […]

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It Is So Much Worse Than I Thought

I will be going on book leave soon — today is my last column for a while because of the holiday schedule — to write what I believe to be the most important thing that I’ve ever written. No, it’s not about Donald Trump, just in case you were wondering. But since I have written […]

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Cohen Says ‘Of Course’ Trump Knew Hush Payments to Women Were Wrong

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael D. Cohen said he knew arranging payments during the campaign to quiet two women who claimed to have had affairs with the candidate was wrong. He said Mr. Trump knew it was wrong at the time, too. “Of course,” Mr. Cohen said, when asked by the […]

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The Year Justice Caught Up With Trumpworld

Ever since the 2016 election, it’s been common for some people to refer to whatever year we’re in as a synonym for dystopian weirdness. (Last year, for example, CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted “Peak 2017” about a headline saying, “US ambassador denies own comments, then denies denial.”) The world has felt continuously off-kilter, like a TV […]

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Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are examining whether foreigners illegally funneled donations to President Trump’s inaugural committee and a pro-Trump super PAC in hopes of buying influence over American policy, according to people familiar with the inquiry. The inquiry focuses on whether people from Middle Eastern nations — including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

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Trump Says Cohen Failed Him as His Lawyer and Blames Him for Campaign Finance Violations

WASHINGTON — President Trump reacted angrily on Thursday to the relatively short prison sentence for his longtime personal attorney and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, and said Mr. Cohen failed him as his lawyer because he should have known about campaign finance law. Mr. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday, related to […]

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